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Limited edition package includes the G3 Chuck with standard 2'' jaws, plus two bonus jaw sets—4'' jaws and pin jaws—all presented in a sturdy storage case, a combined value of $290.97.

Nova G3 Reversible Chuck Bundle with 3 Jaw Sets and Case

Item #
56692
Rating:
96% of 100

Offering solid construction, minimal vibration and ease-of-use, the Nova G3 has become a favorite chuck for small and mid-sized lathes. It is offered here in a value package with two extra sets of jaws—4'' jaws and pin jaws—in addition to the standard 2'' jaws. Though designed for the Nova Comet II Midi Lathe (#46457, sold separately), it can be used on any lathe with a 1'' x 8 TPI thread. When used on non-reversing lathes, the set screw must be removed. The G3 is a self-centering chuck, so all four jaws close at the same time by turning a single key. With only one hand needed to close the chuck, your other hand is free to align the stock. At just 1.79'' long, the compact G3 helps to maximize your distance between centers, and reduces stress on the spindle. This is not an insert style chuck. Cannot use an insert/adapter to change the threading.


Features:

  • Small, compact design minimizes load on small spindles and bearings
  • Dedicated 1'' x 8 TPI RH thread—no separate insert required
  • Designed for the Nova Comet II Midi Lathe, but can be used on any lathe with a 1'' x 8 TPI thread
  • Single-handed operation with included chuck key
  • Four jaw design firmly grips both round and square wood—geared action provides a powerful positive grip
  • Locking set screw allows it to be used for sanding in reverse mode when mounted on the Nova Comet II
  • Wide range of available accessory jaws (Note that although all Nova jaws will fit, not all are recommended for use with the G3)
  • Jaw slides made from high-tech copper fused steel for maximum hardness, wear, and self-lubricating properties
  • Auto safety stop feature—jaw slides can't protrude past the chuck body
  • Precision machined in one operation from a solid steel block for optimal accuracy
  • Polished finish to allow for closer tolerances and accuracy
  • Safe Lock™ Woodworm screw included for fast mounting of rough timbers
  • 6 Year warranty

Package includes two extra sets of jaws—ideal for bowl and spigot turnings—plus a storage case!

The included JS100N 4'' Jaw Set is designed for expanded dovetail or reverse dovetail use. Ideal for gripping footed bowls and mounting custom wooden jaws. The included PSPIN extended pin jaws expand into a pre-bored hole, especially useful for bowls with a free form edge. The long jaw length allows for a powerful spigot grip for work up to 6'' in length. Dovetail allows mounting small bowls up to 6'' in diameter. Both grip firmly in both contraction and expansion mode.

  • Only use authentic Nova accessories on your Nova chuck. Using non-genuine Nova accessories and copies of accessories could lead to operation and safety issues and will void the warranty. Nova accessories are designed for use only on Nova chucks. Do not use on any other chuck.
(1) Nova G3 Chuck with 1'' x 8-TPI Threading
(1) Set of 50mm/2" jaws
(1) Set of 100mm/4'' jaws (JS100N)
(1) Set of Pin Jaws (JSPIN)
(1) Safe Lock™ Woodworm screw
(1) Instruction Manual
(1) T-handle chuck key
(1) Set of fastenings
(1) Storage case
More Information
Brand Nova
Manufacturer Part Number 48246
Weight 6.7500
Tech Spec G3 Chuck:
  • Threading: 1'' x 8 TPI RH/LH
  • Included Jaws: 50mm/2'' Jaws, 100mm/4'' Jaws and Pin Jaws
  • Packaged Weight: 6.1lbs/2.77kgs
  • Overall Chuck Diameter: 3.35''
  • Overall Chuck Length: 1.79''
  • Bowl Capacity: Up to 350mm/14'' diameter bowls (using 2'' jaws)
  • Spigot Capacity: Up to 50mm/2'' long spigots (using 2'' jaws)

4'' Jaws:
  • Expansion Mode Capacity: 1.024'' to 1.811''
  • Contraction Mode Capacity (square stock): 0.276'' to 1.102''
  • Contraction Mode Capacity (spigot): 0.394'' to 1.220''

Pin Jaws:
  • Spigot Capacity: Up to 150mm/6'' long spigots (using pin jaws)
4.8 / 5.0
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Great quality, Great product
Love it, now I need a bigger on,Fit perfectly.
July 16, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
nova g 3 chuck set
works very nice just what i was looking for
June 23, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Works great! Love the whole set
June 7, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great chuck!
I really like turning with the G3 chuck. I used to use a Sorby Precision Chuck, which was a state of the art tool in the 80's, when I purchased it brand new. The Sorby chuck has the benefit of having the option to converting to a 1" pin chuck but can only be used as an expanding collet chuck when used with the jaws. I really like being able have the flexibility of using the chuck jaws in expansion or compression mode.
The chuck is made and finished very well and arrived with a thin coat of oil to prevent oxidation on the surface. The case and inside foam are heavy duty and protect the chuck very well. It's a real pleasure to use.
June 6, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love it
Super quality
June 4, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
My lathe is older and finding a drive center has been impossible so I bought the nova chuck to hold a drive center and turning smaller stock works fantastic.
May 23, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It works very well as expected.
May 22, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great addition to the shop
As a Newby to turning I can not think of a better addition to makethe learning experience exciting!
May 21, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Nova G3 chuck bundle
It does everything I need a good chuck at a good price (got it on sale). I bought the chuck bundle. I think I will not be using all the jaws right a way as I am getting started in turning. I talked to a number of friends about chucks and it turns out that most have the Nova G3. From what little I know about metal I think is very well made, it is very heavy, which is a good thing. Time will tell.
I received it in just a two days and it was very well packed.
May 20, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great. Works perfectly and exactly what I needed
May 18, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
After a wide search, found this to be the best deal on what I wanted.
Michael and Linda M on Aug 22, 2019
Reviews say Nova is a good brand with good quality. The bundle is a good price. Unfortunately, my Rockler store does not stock the bundle, so I had to order it online and pay shipping.
NorCal CFI on Jun 4, 2019
After a wide search, found this to be the best deal on what I wanted.
Michael and Linda M on Aug 22, 2019
I have the nova comet lathe need this for some special turning
Ben M on Jun 8, 2019
Reviews say Nova is a good brand with good quality. The bundle is a good price. Unfortunately, my Rockler store does not stock the bundle, so I had to order it online and pay shipping.
NorCal CFI on Jun 4, 2019
read it had good quality and value
joseph c on May 30, 2019
Just what I needed and I know the Nova G3 is of good quality.
Charles S on May 29, 2019
to go with my laguna revo 12/16 lathe
larry on May 24, 2019
Great Package value
Mark H on May 24, 2019
Needed a chuck with different size capabilities.
Jonathan C on May 20, 2019
For my new Jet Lathe
drherc on Apr 25, 2019
read the reviews
david s on Apr 25, 2019
Used this in a class at Rockler and nice quality
Andreas H on Apr 24, 2019
Should work well for my beginner lathe working.
Mark G on Apr 21, 2019
I read all good reviews
Pat C on Apr 21, 2019
From taking to some of my friends who are woodturner the Nova G3 is top of the line. This bundle on sale is a great deal. So I ordered one. looking forward to using it.
Wes on Apr 21, 2019
Use with Shopsmith MK 520
Bradley D W on Apr 20, 2019
Want to try it out and see if it's any good.
Thomas M on Apr 18, 2019
Nova looks to be a good product and I needed a chuck for my hobby.
Mike R on Apr 18, 2019
I needed the reversible chuck for the nova lathe. it was a good deal, price wise. free shipping, yah!
Donald C on Apr 17, 2019
The Nova G3 is a good size chuck for my mid sized lath the this bundle was a very good value.
brian B on Apr 16, 2019
I want to make bowls
Aiden E on Apr 15, 2019
Good bundle and I need a second G3 chuck to speed transitions from one process step to the next.I will leave my Pen Plus Jaws on one chuck for quick pen blank drilling. The other will be for other project work.
James G on Apr 13, 2019
Great value and goes along with my other Nova Chucks and jaws.
Donald R on Apr 11, 2019
I got a new lathe & heard Nova was a good brand.
Harold L on Apr 11, 2019
i chose this for the bundle option, plus the price and added safety of this type of setup
jon n on Apr 10, 2019
A good sale price on the bundle
DOUG S on Apr 10, 2019
A good value with good reviews. I have a jet mini lathe and needed a chuck.
Clyde D on Apr 6, 2019
Great price, great product!
Eric G on Apr 2, 2019
New to turning and this chuck had the best reviews for the price.
Dave on Apr 2, 2019
Great value, big savings over purchasing the parts separately.
JAMES P on Mar 31, 2019
The price was very good.
Looking to buy a Nova lathe.
Tom B on Mar 30, 2019
for mt Excelsior mini lathe
Steven H on Mar 29, 2019
I wanted to start making beer steins
PHILIP S on Mar 29, 2019
It fits on my lathe
Anthony K on Mar 27, 2019
Great deal. Good quality
Samuel P on Mar 23, 2019
One of the only places who has it left in stock and for a reasonable price.
Shane McCleery H on Mar 20, 2019
Best deal I've found
Ric W on Mar 19, 2019
Price and reputation
Eric R on Mar 18, 2019
Gift for my Dad
Travis F on Mar 18, 2019
looks like the best buy.
Roger M on Mar 14, 2019
Good price on a kit to get my son turning more items.
Jeremy M on Mar 12, 2019
perfect for the Harbor Freight mini lathe i just purchased with the MT2 1-8 tpi spindle.
Joshua n on Mar 2, 2019
Customer Service recommended for my new Rikon lathe
Mark H on Mar 1, 2019
I have been researching lathe Chuck's for some time and this is a good deal!
Lorissa H on Feb 27, 2019
Read input from other buyers with good response.
William T on Feb 22, 2019
Is versatile and can be used for multiple applications.
William M on Feb 20, 2019
Looks like everything I needed to build bowls and wanted to start off the right way
Lyle F on Feb 14, 2019
recently got into pen turning and my lathe doesn't have the right chuck. figured I'd go with a well reviewed (albeit expensive) option.
chris h on Feb 5, 2019
Good deal for the bundle and I want to start turning bowls.
Juan Gómez A on Feb 3, 2019
Looking to purchase a chuck- this seems like a good deal for a full kit. Excited to try this out!!!
Jason C on Feb 1, 2019
Excellent value for the price. I compared to several other woodworking suppliers and found that Rockler had the best price. Of course, that was before I was charged $16 for shipping. Oh well, I just chalked it up to supporting smaller businesses.
G S on Jan 30, 2019
I have the nova comet lathe need this for some special turning
Ben M on Jun 8, 2019
read it had good quality and value
joseph c on May 30, 2019
I have read the reversible feature its not to be used on the Jet 1221vs. Does anyone have more detail on this issue?
Tony A on Apr 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have the same lathe and and chuck and haven't had any problems using reverse, just make sure you securely tighten the set screw located on the base of the chuck.
Will this chuck work on my excelsior mini lathe?
Tim m on Apr 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: if the spindle is 1x8tpi. there are no adapters. frankly I don't thing the excelsior mini goes in reverse. my brother has an excelsior MIDI and it doesn't reverse.
will this chuck take an insert adapter (3/4" x 16 tpi spindle)?
Darrell K on Apr 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: this chuck doesn't receive adapters. it's a dedicated chuck for the nova comet 2 midi.
Does this chuck set work and work well on a Jet 1221 VS lathe?
Glenn H on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: it can be used with the Jet 1221 VS Lathe in forward, however the set screw that makes the chuck work in reversible mode will come down right on the top of a thread and may cause damage to the threads on the headstock
Rockwell lathe has a 7/8 X 13tpi spindle. Would an ifadapter be available to use the G3 chuck?
Frere on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Would a female 7/8X13 tpi with a mail 1" addapter be available for this lathe?
I have a 12" × 26" central machinery wood lathe with reversable head will the nova chuck work on this lathe?
ARLIE E on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Worked perfect on my central machinery. Zero issues here. So yes it will work. You should have 1"x 8 tpi same as mine. You will not regret buying this chuck set. If you do not have reverse you will have to remove the set screw.
does this interchange with a nova 2?
tony s on May 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes. that was the reason I got it. you won't have to get a spindle adapter either, the rev-g3 is a dedicated nova comet 2 midi chuck.
Will it fit on my Ohio forge wood lathe?
Jeff S on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This chuck will fit a lathe that has a 1" 8TPI head stock thread.
Do you still need to purchase a face plate? Or does this cover what a faveplace does as well?
Landon B on Feb 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The chuck will be very helpful for most situations, but if you are turning something very large, such as a wide platter or awkward size, a faceplate can be very helpful as it is more secure. Then as you shape one side, you can switch to the church after turning a tenon or recess. So the chuck does not replace the faceplate; they augment each other.
Looking for my 1st chuck. I have a new Jet 1221SP. I'm guessing this would be good for smaller stuff but not sure about a 12" bowl? Any suggestions appreciated.
Brad H on Jul 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This would be perfect I have used this on an 18" bowl and actually quite abit out of balance. Plenty of hold and the jaws in this set is a good starting point. I actually have 4 chucks now so that I can just do a quick swap of the whole chuck. when I started I did swap jaws but probably 80% of my turning was with the smaller set, very little with the pen jaws and I only use the larger for really big stuff. I hope this helps. Enjoy turning.
Will this chuck work on a full sized lathe?
Shane C on Oct 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm using it on an old Craftsman that is full size, although not industrial
Will this fit my shopsmith mark v?
Dennis on Apr 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This was a confusing issue for me, and took me a bit of time to research, so I hope this helps someone else who owns a Shopsmith.

The Shopsmith Mark V has a 5/8" non-threaded spindle that uses a set screw to lock tools in place. Therefore you need an adapter to use NOVA G3 chucks on your Shopsmith.

NOVA, confusingly, makes two different versions of it's G3 Chuck. (An explanation of the differences can be found in the FAW on the NOVA web site).

For the G3 Reversible Version Chuck (NOVA 48232) that comes in this 30th Anniversary G3 Kit you'll have to go to a 3rd party to get an adapter that connects the Shopsmith's 5/8" spindle to the chuck's 1" x 8 TPI threads. As Dennis mentioned above, Penn State makes just such an adapter, the PSI L5818. Hurricane Turning Tools also makes one. I don't think Rockler has an adapter such as this.

NOVA also makes another version of the G3, that is NOT available in a 30th Anniversary Kit. They call it the Insert Version G3 Chuck (NOVA 48202). This version of the chuck has 1 1/2" x 8 TPI threads. NOVA does make an adapter for the Insert G3 Chuck (NOVA ISNS 71029). Rocker carries an adapter like this (Nova Insert/Adapter, 5/8" Plain Bore, Rockler Item # 43743), but it will ONLY work with the Insert version of the G3 Chuck, NOT the Reversible G3 Chuck found in the 30th Anniversary Kit.
How do I determine if my lathe has a 1" x 8 TPI thread?
Frank D on Nov 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It most owner/operator manuals it will state what the spindle nose is on your lathe. If you don't have the manual, Most of them can be found on line with the manufactures name and model number in a goggle search. Last you can go to your machine and measure the diameter of the spindle. Best done with a pair of calipers. Taking care to be on top of the threads. The 1 inch is a theoretical diameter. There are tolerances that allow that diameter to vary. It should fall between 0.9980 / 0.9830" Then to find the pitch on a thread that is 8 threads per inch, often designated TPI. Lay a rule across the top of the threads. The points or top of the threads will be .125 or 1/8 of an inch apart. For other TPI of imperial designated threads. You simply divide 1 by the number of threads. That will inform you of the distance each thread should be at the top of the thread. That distance needs to be measured on the center line of the thread for accuracy.
will this work on a 3240 WEN?
adam G on Sep 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Did you transpose the model number? do you have a 3420? The 3420 has a 1'-8tpi spindle. This chuck is also threaded for 1"-8tpi. if you do have a different model. refer to your owners manual. Iy will provide you with this type of inforamation. You will also want to check on the morse taper of both the tail stock and the head stock. When you buy live centers and drill chucks. Or any other accessory that slide into those areas. If you do have the 3420. It has Morse taper 1 designated often as just MT1.
As a new to bowl turning, what advantage is there for reversing a bowl while turning?
James M on May 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: good question, son. being able to reverse the turn direction will allow you to do a better sanding job. when you sand, the fibers lay down. when you reverse the turn direction the fibers get sanded in the opposite direction, thus, shearing them off and providing a smoother finish.
Will this fit on Rockler’s Excelsior Mini Lathe?
Applewoodie on Feb 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: As in the Rockler item description, "it can be used on any lathe with a 1" x 8 TPI thread". So yes, it will fit the Excelsior Mini Lathe. The Nova G3 Reversible Chuck is a great product... perfect for mini and midi lathes.
I have an old Craftsman lathe (model 113.228160). What adapter would I need for this Nova chuck to work?
David M on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I was incorrect about what you have on your lathe. It should be 3/4"-16tpi When you measure to verify. when you measure the pitch on the thread , top of one thread to the next. It will be 1/16th of an inch or .062. If that is what is on your lathe then you need Lathe Threaded Spindle Adapter Bushing 3/4-16 to 1-8 To Mount Chucks To Spindles. I could not find it on Rockler's site. It is available on other sites if you google the it.
Does the chuck actually have a dual Right Hand/Left Hand thread? I need a Left Hand thread for the outboard side of my lathe/spindle.
Travis F on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: well, there is no l/r threading. there is a set screw to lock it down, allowing it to go in reverse w/o giving you an upper cut to the chin. meaning it won't come loose.
Will the pen jaws hold a 3/4” dowel, allowing me to drill a hole through the center of the dowel, end to end?
Debbie H on Sep 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is yes, but the question is wrong. This Nova G3 set comes with 2 inch and 4 inch jaws, plus the pin jaws: Nova item JSPIN, Rockler item 47391. You asked about the pen jaws, which are sold separately and not included in this set. The pen jaws are Nova item 6034, Rockler items 48757 and 61849. The 61849 version is a limited edition, currently on sale. Both the pin jaws (included in this set) and the pen jaws (not included) will hold your 3/4 inch dowels for drilling. I own both, but prefer to use the add-on pen jaws for this type of drilling. I like the pen jaws because you can see when the drill pokes out the back of the dowel as long as you don't mount the dowel too flush to the back of the chuck. For a 3/4 inch dowel, that works fine.
what country is it made?
wooddoc on Jan 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This item is made in China
will this fit my Central Machine 40"x14" wood turning lathe model 67690?
Richard A on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe that your lathe has a 1" x 8 TPI thread pattern, which this Chuck will fit.