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Nova Pen Plus Jaws

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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.


  • Drills your pen blanks cleanly and accurately.
  • Far faster than using a drill press.
  • Also holds long, square stock firmly and accurately for wider project use beyond just pens.
  • Fits all Nova chucks
  • Very efficient for small run pen making - all operations are based around the lathe.
  • Secured by two screws for each jaw segment.
  • Rock solid grip over 1-1/2" long.

Features standard on all Nova Jaws:
  • Nova chucks give you the same jaw fixing system and same insert/adapter system across all chuck models.
  • All accessory jaws in the range will fit all the chucks in the range for optimum flexibility. Some, however, are not recommended. See individual jaws for recommendations.
  • Nova chucks are specially designed so the jaws cut into the wood, grip firmly in the contraction mode and provide high tear out strength.
(1) Set of Nova Pen Plus Jaws
More Information
Brand Nova
Manufacturer Part Number 6034
Weight 0.9500
4.4 / 5.0
43 Reviews
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Nova Pen Plus Jaws
Exactly as expected. They work very well.
March 4, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool it is worth the money I use it all the time
February 14, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Another wonderful Nova product
It's okay I've been using my Nova Chuck for years so this is new for me. I think it's actually easier but like I said I've been used the old way. Any products from Nova are always good.
September 1, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
These jaws solved my centering problem
July 23, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This thing is awesome easy to use even for a beginner like me
June 25, 2019
9 months ago
Great item
Works great. Just what I needed
June 8, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Does what it says.
Seems high quality and does exactly what it says.
January 25, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beyond their intended use
I gather that the intended use of these jaws is to hold a pen blank while boring out the center for the pen mechanism. I, instead, have been using them to hold 3/4" to 7/8" square stock for turning fine finals for a batch of Christmas ornaments. The jaws are rock solid so that even very fine (aka thin) work runs true after roughing out and turning down to near-microscopic dimensions. I am a huge fan.
December 7, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Just chuck and drill
No more marking centers before drilling. No more fussing with jigs on the drill press. Just centered holes end to end. Sweet!
August 25, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
so much easier
it is so much easier to drill the center of these pen blanks with this tool. Glad I saw it.
August 15, 2018
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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My husbands birthday. He does a lot of woodworking and he wants to try making pens too.
Robyn C on Mar 27, 2020
To drill my pen blanks on my lathe
Robert T on Dec 14, 2019
My husbands birthday. He does a lot of woodworking and he wants to try making pens too.
Robyn C on Mar 27, 2020
Easier drilling pen blanks
Floyd S on Mar 25, 2020
To drill my pen blanks on my lathe
Robert T on Dec 14, 2019
To be able to drill pen blanks on my lathe.
Sam S on Aug 10, 2019
Anniversary gift for my girlfriend
Ben S on Jan 25, 2019
Lowest price I could find!
JOHN B on Jan 22, 2019
To drill odd shaped pen sleeves - i.e., deer antler.
S P on Oct 16, 2018
I bought my lathe from Rockler and I'm sure this will fit my chuck.
James N E on Jul 29, 2018
look like this will help make straight holes in the pen blanks.
Mike on Jul 24, 2018
It looks like a fine chuck for pen turning.
Keith P on Jun 13, 2018
I travel in a motor home and I take my pen making with me for activity. The lathe and drillpress take up a lot room. With these jaws I can eliminate the drill press.
Harold S on Apr 20, 2018
I turn pens and want to give it a try.
William W on Jan 26, 2018
Easier than using my drill press
Steve on Dec 31, 2017
So I can make several pens for family and friends
Kim P on Dec 12, 2017
Pen projects
Ricardo G on Nov 1, 2017
to drill straight holes
peter m on Oct 5, 2017
I'm getting into more types of turning - already have the Nova chuck. This will help in turning square stock.
William J on Jun 26, 2017
Needed jaws to hold blanks straight for drilling on the lathe.
Robert A on Apr 24, 2017
I have a nova chuck and wanted to try drilling on the lathe rather than on my drill press.
David L on Feb 26, 2017
you can use these deep jaws inside of a pepper mill etc.
ALAN V on Feb 23, 2017
This works great!
Russell G S on Feb 7, 2017
Drill pen blanks
Steve N on Dec 31, 2016
A more accurate way to drill the pen blanks
Michael C on Dec 14, 2016
pen turning
kelly L on Nov 30, 2016
david m on Nov 19, 2016
Upgrading my NOVA chuck with some accessories.
Brian F on Nov 11, 2016
Add to the versatility of my Jet 1221VS
Willis on Oct 13, 2016
to hold blanks
Lou W on Sep 8, 2016
I make pens and other turned objects and this will speed up the drilling process.
L J on Aug 21, 2016
For pen turning
Michael H on May 11, 2016
I wanted a more reliable device to help me drill holes in a pen blank than the setup I had in on a drill press. My drill bit used to drift off center in relatively long borings. The jaws have proven to be a steadier base for drilling. The finished holes are typically a tighter fit on the pen tubes, as well.
John K on Feb 28, 2016
I make pens. Seems like it might be useful.
Jeff R on Feb 22, 2016
Good reputation for quality
Carey F on Jan 20, 2016
Good way to drill out my pen blanks with a drill Chuck in the Tailstock.
Joe on Jan 1, 2016
Needed to chuck small round items for projects
S A on Oct 31, 2015
I got tired of my holes being perfectly centered on one end of my pen and kaleidoscope blanks, but not on the opposite end. Since I started using these jaws, I haven't had a single problem.
S T on Jul 5, 2015
For turning pens
Robert L on Jun 5, 2015
to make it easier to drill pens
rex m on May 13, 2015
This item seemed to be exactly what I need to help turn and finish duck calls. It appears to fit the Nova Chuck that I just ordered.
Thomas V on May 7, 2015
Easier drilling pen blanks
Floyd S on Mar 25, 2020
To be able to drill pen blanks on my lathe.
Sam S on Aug 10, 2019
Are there only two pieces to this chuck?
KATHY C on Oct 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Take off jaws #1 & #3 or take all the jaws off and put on only the pen jaws

take jaws 1 & 3 off & put on the pen jaws. you can take all the jaws off. they work great on round or square edge blanks. every thing comes in center.
Is this Nova pen plus compatible with excelsior mini lathe?
Tberry on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you must have the Nova four jaw Chuck to go with it. I've been able to drill straight Holes in 1/2in materials (corian),no problem.
I have a Super Nova 2 chuck. Will these jaws fit ok?
ronald s on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do specialty turning and this set of jaws meets my needs and more. For the price and the quality of the machiningg I feel I got more than I bargained for...
Will this jaw set also hold a pen mandle?
Chuck B on Nov 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't want to try it. It's more designed to hold a square blank. I'm not sure why you'd want to do that anyway.
will this fit a G3 chuck?
Rick A on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes, I have a G3 and the Nova Pen Plus Jaws fit perfectly. Also, according to the manufacturers website:

System compatibility - Jaw fixing profile is compatible across all NOVA Chucks and accessories.