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Nova G3 Chuck and Bowl Turning Bundle, 1'' x 8 TPI

Everything you need to start your bowl turning adventure—includes the popular G3 chuck, plus the extended reach of the Cole Jaws and Cole Jaw Buffer Kit! A combined value of $255.97.

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Nova's G3 Chuck/Cole Jaw Bundle includes the popular G3 Chuck with standard 50mm jaws, plus the 10'' Cole Jaws, the Cole Jaw Buffer Kit, and the Woodworm Screw, all in a sturdy storage case with a handle. Offering solid construction, minimal vibration and ease-of-use, the Nova G3 has become a favorite chuck for small and mid-sized lathes. It can be used on any lathe with a 1'' x 8 TPI thread, and up to 16'' of swing over the bed. 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 a direct thread chuck. It cannot accept an insert/adapter to change the threading.


  • Small, compact design minimizes load on small spindles and bearings
  • Dedicated 1'' x 8 TPI RH thread—no separate insert required
  • Single-handed operation with included chuck key
  • Four jaw design firmly grips both round and square wood—Tufflock geared grip provides a powerful, positive hold
  • 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 a set of 10'' Cole Jaws for final finishing of bowl bottoms, plus the Cole Jaw Buffer Kit for a more secure grip on your turnings!

The Nova Standard Cole Jaws are designed for re-chucking bowls with the bottom side exposed in order to remove chuck marks, add decoration or to re-shape the bottom of the bowl. They are suitable for lathes with a minimum 12''/300mm swing diameter. Other Nova jaw sets can be fitted to the Cole Jaws for a variety of mounting options, and custom wooden jaws can also be created for unique situations. The included 6030 Jaw Buffer Kit extends the workholding potential of the Cole Jaws for turned edge bowls and large diameter cylinders. The kit includes two different sets of buffers—multi-sided buffers and long pin buffers—to cover most workholding requirements. The multi-sided buffers are reinforced with steel so they won't deform under pressure and pull the turning blank away from the jaws. The pin buffers are designed for maximum surface contact on longer turnings. Eight of each style are included, along with fastenings.


  • A fast, easy way of re-chucking bowls to make the finishing cuts on the bottom side
  • Holds a wide range of bowl sizes safely
  • Other jaws can be attached for more mounting versatility
  • Exceptional structural strength

Usage Tips: 

  • While traditionally these type of jaws are used in the compression mode, depending on the bowl shape, the jaws can be used to grip in either the contracting or expanding mode
  • To ensure best grip, the bowl should have a positive or negative flair towards the edge of the bowl
  • Try to avoid straight-sided bowls where the grip will be less efficient
  • Best practice is to have a cutting action such that much of the chisel force is directed towards the headstock, not across the face

Important Note: 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 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) Safe Lock™ Woodworm screw 
  • (1) Instruction Manual 
  • (1) T-handle chuck key
  • (4) Cole Jaw Segments
  • (8) Rubber Bumpers
  • (1) Fastener Kit
  • (8) Long Pin Buffers
  • (8) Multi-Sided Steel Reinforced Buffers
  • (1) Set of Fastenings for all included products
  • (1) Set of Instruction for all included products
  • (1) Storage case

More Information
Brand Nova
Manufacturer Part Number 48266
Weight 7.8500
Tech Spec

G3 Chuck:

  • Brand: Nova
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 48266
  • Recommended Lathe Size: Up to a 400mm/16'' diameter swing
  • Threading: 1'' x 8 TPI RH
  • Included Jaws: 50mm/2'' 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)

Cole Jaws:

  • Minimum Lathe Size: 12''/300mm swing diameter
  • Max Workpiece Diameter with Nova G3 Chuck: 9.291'' (external grip); 11'' (internal grip)
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Excellent value!
I saw this package on sale while shopping for cole jaws and a 2nd chuck. A decent value at regular price, this was an excellent value on sale.
For making smaller bowls (I think this will hold the rim of a bowl up to about 9") the cole jaws are super handy!
February 5, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quality chuck
nice complement to my new mini excelsior lathe, I have used it to turn several bowls it worked well . it does have an open back, properly maintained should be a non issue
January 31, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nova G3 chuck with cole jaws work great.
January 20, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nova 3G Chuck
Having never owned one of these before I now have a whole new realm in front of me. The chuck and all of its accessories are of the best quality with excellent machining tolerances. I'm looking forward to other attachments in the future. I would highly recommend for new or experienced turners!
January 17, 2020
2 months ago
Very nice chuck!
Great chuck!
January 15, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great kit, fits both of my lathes. i would recommend this chuck assembly.
January 15, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I do like it a lot. It was an exact fit for my lathe.
January 5, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great chuck. Good value.
January 4, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great chuck.
I love this chuck and especially the Cole jaws. It makes finishing the bottom of the turning a breeze. You also have the chuck to use for your turning. The price was great. This makes the 2nd Nova 3 chuck that I have purchased.
January 4, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice product
Very useful for bowl turning.
January 2, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Variety included in the kit and the sale price.
Michael R on Jan 22, 2020
Was recommended by Jim
GENE C. on Jan 20, 2020
Variety included in the kit and the sale price.
Michael R on Jan 22, 2020
On sale. Was not going to purchase this until I found my free shipping code. Free Shipping or nothing.
David W on Jan 20, 2020
Was recommended by Jim
GENE C. on Jan 20, 2020
I wanted a high quality chuck
Kiley M on Jan 18, 2020
Was going to purchase the Nova G3 Chuck but seeing this bundle with some of the other items I wanted, I decided to go with it.
JJLLBB on Jan 18, 2020
Perfect addition to my other Nova chucks and a great way to start turning bowls.
Ken on Jan 8, 2020
Wanting to turn bowls with solid blocks of wood. Word of mouth states it’s a good buy
Tammy D on Jan 5, 2020
To start turning bowls and platters and anything else I see fit .
Michael C on Jan 5, 2020
I need it for a Grizzly bench lathe
Cody P on Jan 1, 2020
Talked to Rick at Rockler and he suggested buy this chuck<br />I just bought the lathe at Rockler
Larry L on Dec 31, 2019
Great sale price
MATTHEW C on Dec 26, 2019
Good price good product
Edward V on Dec 24, 2019
Husbands Christmas gift
Kimberly F on Dec 21, 2019
Gift for my son...taught him how to turn in my shop burned up in the Camp Fire on Nov. 8, 2018, Butte County, CA
Steve F on Dec 21, 2019
Great value bundle that fits my Harbor Freight lathe
Peter B on Dec 17, 2019
Only chuck and bowl face plate I could find to possibly fit my Sears craftsman wood lathe with a 1 inch threaded shaft.
Clyde J on Dec 15, 2019
A gift for my husband. Good price.
Nora M on Dec 8, 2019
My daughter wants to make bowls
Christine S on Dec 6, 2019
Good deal
Leon J on Dec 4, 2019
great bundle price for a second chuck and cole jaws!
Mark A on Dec 3, 2019
The Nova G3 Chuck has some great reviews so I thought this would be a good add-on to my lathe.
Seton C on Dec 3, 2019
Christmas gift; what they wanted.
Candy B on Dec 2, 2019
Good deal for bowl turning
George G on Nov 30, 2019
Wanted something for bowl turning and wanted an extra chuck to minimize setup time. And it seems like a good deal.
Lyle H on Nov 25, 2019
Complete everything you need to get started turning
Donald S on Nov 21, 2019
William C on Nov 4, 2019
On sale. Was not going to purchase this until I found my free shipping code. Free Shipping or nothing.
David W on Jan 20, 2020
I wanted a high quality chuck
Kiley M on Jan 18, 2020
Will this work on the Excelsior Mini Lathe?
Matt S on Dec 18, 2019
Will this work on a delta midi lathe?
Nick K on Dec 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: As long as it has a matching 1”x8 tpi spindle thread .. should be fine
Will this work on a Jet 1221?
Lyle H on Nov 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I am using the G3 chuck and cole jaws on my Jet 1221.
Can the g3 chuck be adapted to a Sears which is around 14 threads per inch ?
DadGran on Nov 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I really do not know, but I doubt it. The G3 has a dedicated 1" diameter X 8 TPI spindle mount. Other Nova chucks take adapter inserts, but this one does not.
Will this work on a NOVA Comet II?
Garry S on Dec 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will fit on the Nova Comet II
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