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

Includes the G3 Chuck with 50mm jaws, Pen Plus Jaws, Mandrel Saver and the Woodworm Screw, all in a sturdy storage case! A combined value of $222.97.

Item #
61371
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Nova's G3 Pen Turning Bundle includes the popular G3 Chuck with standard 50mm jaws, plus the Pen Plus Jaws, Mandrel Saver 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.

Features:

  • 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 the Pen Plus Jaws for accurate pen blank drilling, the Mandrel Saver to help prevent bent pen mandrels, and a sturdy storage case!

Nova's Pen Plus Jaws quickly convert your Nova chuck into a fast, accurate pen blank drilling tool. The large jaw profile provides a solid grip for all sizes of pen blanks, and a perfectly centered hole, every time. Being able to finely control the drill feed on your lathe helps to prevent break out on delicate pen walls. Pen Plus Jaws are also perfect for squaring up the pen blank ends after gluing in the tubes. But here's the ''Plus'' in Pen Plus—the heavy-duty design of the jaws means that they're also powerful enough to handle larger, longer spigot work. With an internal profile that accepts square turning blanks, and a rock solid grip over 1-1/2" long, the jaws perform admirably, with minimal vibration. 


Pen mandrels usually bend into the end indentation of your mandrel when you tighten the tailstock center point. With the Nova Pen Mandrel Saver, the mandrel shaft goes through the hollow live center, providing support without pressure. Your pen bushings will press against the center with little to no pressure on the mandrel shaft.

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) Set of Pen Plus 6034 Jaws
  • (1) Mandrel Saver 9048
  • (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 48265
Weight 6.1500
Tech Spec
  • Recommended Lathe Size: Up to a 400mm/16'' diameter swing
  • Threading: 1'' x 8 TPI RH
  • Included Jaws: 50mm/2'' Jaws, Pen Plus 6034 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) (using the Pen Plus Jaws may change the specifications)
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Works great and as expected
June 4, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great little Chick
it is a great chuck for the small bench top lathes, holds well, makes drilling pen blanks and turning bowls easy to start
Just a few of the pens I have turned, the scroll chuck makes it much easier to drill the pens
Just one of the pens
June 1, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nova G3 chuck lives up to hype
After reading other reviews and asking people. I decided to purchase this product for turning small bowls and was very pleased with how easy it is to use and how it worked. It is well worth the money ...
May 18, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I bought the Nova G3 Bundle to go with my Excelsior Mini Lathe because the bundle gives me everything I need, to turn just about anything I can think of that I would want to turn on this lathe.The quality is absolutely top shelf and very simple to use. I am a 45 yr experienced carpenter and can recognize a quality tool.That being said I would certainly recommend this product. and the mini lathe as well.
April 9, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Chuck
Used it for the 1st time last week, worked as expected. It's well built and solid. I still need to try it out with other applications. The first test was turning very soft wood and it slipped and would loosen its grip, but I expected that to happen.
March 1, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Gift
Recipient likes it just fine.
January 16, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Will use for smaal cups and bowls
Seems to be well built. Jaws operate smoothly yes i would recommend
December 23, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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I am a beginner. I like learning how to use different tools and new ideas.
MIchael J. S on May 6, 2020
Bought a G2 when first bought lathe. One-hand operation the G3 seems like it would provide easier and quicker set up. The pen jaws was a plus as I've started making pens and thoroughly enjoy it.
Jeffrey G on Apr 5, 2020
I am a beginner. I like learning how to use different tools and new ideas.
MIchael J. S on May 6, 2020
Great deal. Quality product.
Richard B on Apr 18, 2020
Bought a G2 when first bought lathe. One-hand operation the G3 seems like it would provide easier and quicker set up. The pen jaws was a plus as I've started making pens and thoroughly enjoy it.
Jeffrey G on Apr 5, 2020
I chose this because I am a first time Turner and this kit has all the types of clamping I'm looking for and also have heard nothing but good about this brand
Scott on Dec 25, 2019
Great value
TODD R on Dec 19, 2019
it was the best value for beginner wood turning.
James M on Dec 15, 2019
Great value!
Brian S on Dec 2, 2019
Husband wanted for Christmas
Julie S on Dec 1, 2019
Great deal. Quality product.
Richard B on Apr 18, 2020
I chose this because I am a first time Turner and this kit has all the types of clamping I'm looking for and also have heard nothing but good about this brand
Scott on Dec 25, 2019
Would this be a good choice for my Jet 1221 lathe?
David A on Dec 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This would be a great chuck bundle for the Jet1221 and would be able to hold a work piece up to the capacity of your lathe.
Need to know if this fits my mini excelsior lathe?
Jason on Dec 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This kit would be an excellent choice for the Excelsior Mini Lathe.
Will this fit a Wen mini lathe with #1mt?
Shaad S on Jan 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The chuck should fit your lathe, but you will want to double check since you didn't list the model number of your lathe. Your manual should tell you if the threading on your headstock is 1" x 8. Please note that the mandrel saver that comes with this kit will NOT fit your lathe as it is a 2MT size.
what metal is it made of?
Walt F on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Various, but mostly steel.
Can you use the 1 1/4 adapter on this yo mount onto a 1 1/4 spindle?
G R on Dec 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The has a fixed thread of 1" x 8 TPI. You could use chuck #45748 along with adapter #45402 if you require a chuck to fit a 1 1/4 x 8TPI. We do not have a listing for a stand alone 1 1/4" x 8 TPI to 1" x 8 TPI. These can be purchased from Craft Supplies USA if you wish to go that route.
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WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
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. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood