CHUCKS: AN OVERVIEW
been making Woodturning equipment for over 27 years, and were the first company
to introduce one of the biggest innovations for woodturners; the 4 jaw self
centering chuck, with the
Today, we have 4 chucks in the
G3, SuperNova2 and Titan2 Chucks
are a key operated, 4 jaw self centering scroll chuck.
The Precision Mini is a lever operated, four jaw self centering
The G3, SuperNova2 and Titan2 Chucks are a key operated, 4 jaw self centering scroll chuck. The Precision Mini is a lever operated, four jaw self centering scroll chuck.
accessories are interchangeable between our chuck models.
All of our
chucks are the result of many, many hours of input from woodturners, engineers
and mechanical specialists, not to mention over 27 years of chuck manufacturing
Teknatool International, we firmly believe in, and try to adopt best value in
every product, including the chucks. This means finding the best possible mix
between quality, features and price for you, the user of our products.
following factors should be considered when choosing which
Safety Stop Feature
All of our
chucks are designed with an automatic safety stop built into the jaw slide,
preventing jaws from protruding beyond the chuck body, providing safe turning
Accessory Jaw Fixing Profile
Woodturning Dovetail Profile on Jaws
Some chucks use an engineering
profile, designed to hold hard material like steel.
Others use a rounded profile, which will just crush the wood fibres
without digging in and holding securely. They just don’t understand the
nature of holding a flexible material like wood.
There are a number of
schools of thought as to what is the best profile.
It’s a bit like making furniture - some people appreciate the
craftsmanship of dovetail joints and equally people make furniture with MDF and
screw fastenings. The arguments about profiles for gripping wood for turning is
For the purest in woodworking
the perfection of the dovetail is only way to joint wood
- we use this principle in the dovetail jaw profile. The dovetail joint
was devised as the strongest joint to work in harmony with the nature of Wood.
have a large number of styles of the Dovetail Profile,
providing from light non marking grip to the
very powerful PowerGrip™ series. The choice
is dependant on the type of turning and hardness of the wood.
chuck takes our insert/adaptor for
insert/adaptor is precision machined from high strength K1045 medium tensile
carbon steel, and features a wide mounting face and accurate diameter register
for minimising run out.
in a single operation, with spigot location to give excellent accuracy.
Machining and Quality Materials using 21st Century Manufacturing
Tech Composite Jaw Slides
with high tech copper fused steel for maximum hardness, wear, and
self-lubricating properties. The slides feature a strong and large section
guideways, with a strong 6mm tongue. The large surface area provides long term
load bearing surface wear and resitance.
investment cast in high tensile carbon steel and hardened to exact tolerance
after heat treatment, to ensure long life and better wear resistance.
machined in one operation from a solid steel block for high accuracy. Made from
high quality K1045 medium tensile machine steel for optimum strength and wear. After
some years of using Nickel plating, we have rejected this as old, outdated
technology. We use a polished self
metal finish to allow for closer tolerances and accuracy.