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Oneway Talon Chuck System

Perfect for mini and mid-size lathes.
Item #
20761
Rating:
98% of 100

This is an ideal chuck for owners of mini and mid-size lathes who want a power-grip, key-operated chuck. It's perfect for lathes with a 16" swing or less! Features single-hand key operation, patented over-extension safety system, 4-jaw scroll chuck and smooth-glide base jaw design. The nickel-plated body of the Talon Chuck is 3-1/2'' in diameter, and it comes with standard #2 jaws (internal chucking capacity of 2" to 3-1/2" and external capacity of 1-5/8" to 2-7/8").


Requires one of the three inserts listed below (sold separately) for mounting on the lathe. The insert must fit the lathe's drive spindle.

  • 3/4" x 16 tpi Insert (#22733)
  • 1" x 8 tpi Insert (#22726)
  • 1-1/4" x 8 tpi Insert (#21358)
(1) Oneway Talon Chuck System
More Information
Brand Oneway
Manufacturer Part Number 2985
Weight 3.8500
Tech Spec

The following additional jaws (listed with chucking capacities) are compatible with the Talon Chuck and can be purchased separately.

#1 Jaws (22740)

  • External (compression): 3/8" minimum, 1-3/4" maximum
  • Internal (expansion): 7/8" minimum, 2-3/8" maximum

#3 Jaws (#22747)

  • External (compression): 2-7/8" minimum, 4" maximum
  • Internal (expansion): 3-3/8" minimum, 4-5/8" maximum

Mini Jumbo Jaws (#22761)

  • External (compression): 2" minimum, 8-1/8" maximum
  • Internal (expansion): 4" minimum, 10-1/8" maximum

Jumbo Jaws (#22754)

  • External (compression): 2-7/8" minimum, 11" maximum
  • Internal (expansion): 4-7/8" minimum, 12" maximum

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I am a One Way tool fan
I only have one way chucks, and jaws. I bought some jaws for working smaller pieces, at a Wood Craft store, and they were either returns, or some sticky fingers got into the box, as when I got home, I found that some of the screws were missing! I was able to use the screws from a set of other jaws to be able to use these jaws. I contacted Wood Craft, and told them what happened, and they told me to bring it back, and they would see if they could replace the screws. Well I did, and they did not have any. A three hour drive each way for me. I went on this site, and was told to contact One Way. I did, and told the customer service lady, what had happened, and asked how much the screws would cost. She said not to worry about it, and asked for my address, said she would just send me some. They arrived in about four days. I am a One Way fan! Not only do they make a very high qualty product, they have a great customer service dept. A happy customer, is a repeat customer! (that's me)
February 10, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome!..,
November 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Its the only one ill need
Fantastic!! Works as well as advertised.
Can' imagine a better made chuck
January 19, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
One Way Talon Chuck
This is a great chuck, holds work extremely well and is easy to use. It does not disappoint. This is a must for the serious wood turner.
June 15, 2016
Works well
Used ir for pepper mill bases and bowls- held good and worked well in all projects
March 1, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
high quality tool
For the price I believe you will find no higher quality tool. You must, however have an adapter to make it fit your particular lathe.
February 23, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Oneway Talon Chuck
This is a well made, rugged chuck. Easy to use and well worth the money. It has many available accessories. I liked mine so much I bought another for use with a set of Jumbo Jaws which I leave set up and ready to go. I do recommend this chuck for any wood turner, beginner or old timer.
November 19, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
oneway talon chuck system
have been using this exclusively since I started wood turning years ago. wish it had an indexing feature....that would be great. But I give it 5 stars anyway
August 5, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The Oneway Talon is a great little chuck that acts like it's big brother, the Stronghold. I have 14 or 15 Talons. I like to have 4 for each of my mall lathes. I really hate to change jaws. The fit and finish on this chucks superior.
May 19, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I'm in love. I've had a...
I'm in love. I've had a 3-tier candy dish project on the back burner for months now because finishing it with my old setup was to difficult. I purchased the One Way Talon chuck a week ago and finished the project in less then two days. And all becasue of the One Way Talon chuck. With a simple adapter, i finished the platters then installed a square spindle and turned it down. Although i've only done one project with the incredible One Way Talon chuck, I'm looking for more! My lathe has sat rarely used in the corner of my shop. Now it'll see lots of use.
February 20, 2010
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I'm passing on my Jet Lathe to a friend and have had great success with my Talon that I use on my Shopsmith. Why change?<br />Dwight
Dwight A S on Dec 26, 2018
My husband using on wood lathe .
Judi S on Nov 8, 2017
I'm passing on my Jet Lathe to a friend and have had great success with my Talon that I use on my Shopsmith. Why change?<br />Dwight
Dwight A S on Dec 26, 2018
Read lots of reviews and watched many videos all saying what a great chuck this is so purchasing to fit my Rockwell lathe to turn bowl!
Charlie on Dec 16, 2017
My husband using on wood lathe .
Judi S on Nov 8, 2017
Looks to be one of the best chucks on the market
Peter H on Sep 19, 2017
i want to hand turn bowls
Travis J on Feb 26, 2017
Add to my Lathe
David E on Nov 27, 2016
Wore my first one out! Absolutely one of the best Chucks on the market, due to its ridge that holds a cut in a bowl bottom. Others are smooth, so you must turn a tenon, and they can crush and bowl fly off. Hardly ever have that with inside mount and this chuck.
C H on Nov 26, 2016
I chose this chuck system, because, it is better than the one that came on the Excelsior lathe.
Richard on Mar 8, 2016
Ordered it for bowl turning
Ronald F on Feb 8, 2016
Christmas present from my wife
KEITH F on Jan 1, 2016
to make bowls on my lathe
GENE on Nov 9, 2015
because i need it to do my projects
nathan i on Oct 21, 2015
This is the best!
Herb M on Oct 3, 2015
Good reviews
Albert B on Aug 31, 2015
reviews have been good about this lathe
mario r on Aug 9, 2015
I have the same kind of chucsk and ordered them from Rockler
Janice P on May 16, 2015
Needed to expand my capabilities on my lathe
Jim E on Apr 7, 2015
Read lots of reviews and watched many videos all saying what a great chuck this is so purchasing to fit my Rockwell lathe to turn bowl!
Charlie on Dec 16, 2017
Looks to be one of the best chucks on the market
Peter H on Sep 19, 2017
I have a excelsior mini lathe and would like to start turning bowels what do I need to do to accomplish this?
Larry F on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Larry,
I began turning bowls with a chuck and spindle tools. I strongly recommend looking into bowl gouges. The bowl gouge makes a great deal of difference. I bought a 3/8 fingernail to start with and added a 1/2 inch regular grind.

There are many good on-line videos to help with developing proper technique as well. I strongly suggest you view a few and learn from the masters.

Another addition was a guide for grinding the gouges. I thought that using a stone was sufficient, but I learned that some woods dull the edge quickly and using the grinder is necessary to return the edge. Again, there are you-tube demonstrations out there that are very helpful.

I have been turning ash because the emerald ash borer was active in my yard and left me with six dead trees. I have only begun and already turned 12 bowls. They can be done reasonably quickly, but pay attention to your knuckles and the bowl edges.

Happy "bowling"

Bob
Will this chuck fit the Excelsior mini lathe?
Richard on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Richard will need to purchase the Oneway Taper-Lock Adaptor 1" - 8 TPI P/N 0227 to insert installed as instructed. The adaptor allows the user to thread the chuck onto the lathe spindle. I am using one on my Jet 1220.
Terry
I have a powermatic model 45 will this chuck work for my lathe?
dave t on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Oneway makes spindle adapters for their chucks. They include a 1"x8TPI, 1 1/4"x8TPI, and also for the Oneway spindle thread. You need to purchase the correct adapter when you buy the chuck.
With this jaw as it comes, can I do small turnings, like pens, and turning, and drilling dowels? I want to make some of the little fish hook, and sinker, swivel, etc. little wooden containers, that I used to get when I was kid, and when you bought little fish hooks, and the other items, they came in a little round wooden container, about two inches, long, or so, and had a wooden fitted cap. It was basically, a drilled, and turned dowel. I would like to make some of these, and also make some a bit longer, to keep jewelers saw blades in. I have cigar tubes for that now, but I like the nostalgic look, of a time gone by. I have other uses for these wooden tubes, with caps also, for carving blades, mandrels and smaller ones for tooth picks, to put in your pocket, etc. And I would like to make some of larger diameter, and length, to put custom made carving knives in. Thank you.
Richard on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The chuck comes with the #2 jaws, which have an external chucking capacity or 1 5/8" to 2 7/8". So if you're drilling a dowel less than 1 5/8", you will not be happy. You're probably going to also want the #1 jaws for some of the smaller work you're describing. They have an external capacity of 3/8" to 1 3/4" max, which would probably be best for the smaller work. I have a Talon chuck which I use for small Jewelry boxes as well as for bowls I turn up to 12" in diameter. Its a nice piece of equipment. I also purchased the jumbo jaws which are great for my bowl turning. I am very happy with my Talon chuck.

Robert F., Orlando
I have a delta 12 inch variable speed lathe which one of the inserts would I need? model 46-701 floor model
roger k on Jan 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The adapter should be a 1" with 8 threads per inch Enter
What is the difference between the "Talon" chuck, and the "Scroll" chuck? I am waiting for my Excelsior mini lathe to arrive, and was wondering if this chuck would fit on it, as it is, or would I have to buy an adapter, as well as a # 1 chuck jaws, to do small pieces? I am on a very limited budget, and after looking at the prices of some of the very basic turning kits, and even the single pieces, I am a little hesitant to purchase this, if I am going to have buy add on items, just to be able to turn small items. They want your first male child, for a single turning tool! It is going to be a long time before, I can afford any decent collection of tools. So if I have to buy adapters for this chuck, I think I will pass, till I can save up enough to get a complete chuck. Thank you.
Richard on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say a scroll chuck comes with 2-5 jaws that hold circular and small square items best.
A talon chuck holds larger prepared tenons made on bowl blanks and round spindle stock, to enable holding smaller stock you would need to but another set of jaws to step down to smaller stock.
I have a MIDi lathe and do pens and also bowls so I have gone to two chucks so I wasn't always changing.
of course pens don't need a chuck , but just an arbor. hope I helped
Will this chuck fit the excelsior mini lathe?
Richard on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as long as you have the adapter to fit your headstock spindle threads.