The NOVA 23281 LITE Direct Thread 1 1/4″-8TPI Chuck is suitable for a wide variety of lathes with up to 20″ swing. The LITE Supernova 2 Chuck is fully featured and one of the most popular on the market today. Unique features such as Composite Indexing Back, Auto Stop, Copper composite Jaw Slides, Comfortable Tilt away T Bar Handle and 50mm (2″) Jaws come standard. Delivers incredibly smooth strength for a solid, vibration free performance.  This is a direct thread chuck; it will not accept inserts only spindle adaptors 9083 and 9086 to fit a lathe.

Warranty: 23281 = 10 Years Chuck and Jaws Full Replacement*

*Warranty covers manufacture defects only

SKU: 23281

Product Description

  • Does not accept inserts. Will only accept spindle adapters 9083 and 9086
  • Precision machined from 1045 High Tensile Steel with a polished self-metal finish to allow for closer tolerances.
  • Fully sealed composite indexing backing plate. Made from ultra-tough Duracon composite, reinforced with stranded glass-fibers for extremely long life in tough conditions. Self-lubricating properties. Unique indexing function built into the backing plate. Holographic sticker for NOVA authenticity.
  • Unique tilt away T-bar handle for easy and convenient access
  • Fits the full range of NOVA chuck accessories
  • Powerful Geared Grip with Tuff Lock™ Technology. Precise, hardened geared action delivers solid, vibration free turning. Solid, vibration. Single Handed Operation. Fast and convenient when mounting your project. More time spent turning and less time spent preparing.
  • Captured pinion and ball nose Allen key with large, easy grip handle. Rotation arrow for easy reference and fast opening and closing action. Unique, tilt away action, means it can be angled back in operation, away from work.
  • Common accessory jaw fixing profile – compatible across all NOVA chucks and accessories.
  • High Tech Precision Composite Jaw Slides.
  • Auto Safety Stop Feature. Jaw slides can’t protrude past the chuck body.

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended for power workholding on lathes from 350mm (14”) to 508mm (20”) diameter swing.
  • Up to 736mm/29” diameter bowls (using PowerGrip™ accessory jaws).
  • Up to 482mm/19” length spigots (using PowerGrip™ accessory jaws).
  • Up to 310mm/12″ bowl (using standard 50mm accessories jaw).
  • Up to 150mm/6″ length x 10mm/4″ diameter (using standard 50mm accessories jaw).
  • 24 Division Index built into the backing plate design.

Packaged Weight: 2.5kgs/5.512lbs

WARRANTY: 10 Year Chuck aws + 2 Year Chuck and Inclusion Full Replacement*

Safety Advisory! Only use authentic NOVA accessories on your NOVA chuck. Using non genuine NOVA and copies of accessories could lead to operation and safety issues and will void our warranty. NOVA accessories are designed for use only on NOVA Chucks. Do not use on any other chuck.



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Global SKU: 23281

UPC-A: 669762232816

EAN-13: 9417609232816

LITE Supernova2 direct thread 1 1/4″-8TPI chuck body
Tilt Away T-bar Handle
Standard 50mm (2″) Accessory Jaws
Fastenings, Instructions

California Residents Proposition 65
WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals ​(Rust Prevention Oil) ​which are known to the State of California to cause cancer​. ​Always wash your hands after unpacking the product for first use and use in a well ventilated area. Dispose of packaging bags thoughtfully.

For more information go to: P65Warnings.ca.gov

10 Year Full Replacement for manufacture defects