Also called a scroll chuck, this handy wood accessory is mounted on a lathe and is used to hold and rotate the wood piece you’re working on as you shape it. The chuck holds short workpieces with a large diameter or irregular shapes in place in their jaws.
Lathe chucks attach to the lathe’s spindle with bolts. The backplate screws onto the spindle nose.Types of Lathe Chucks
When stocking a decent woodworking shop, get more than one chuck. Of the seven common types of chuck, you’re least likely to use the air or hydraulic-operated chuck, typically used in manufacturing. There are six other types you may need in your wood workshop:
- Collet chuck
- Combination type chuck
- Drill chuck
- Four-jaw chuck
- Magnetic type chuck
- Three-jaw universal chuck
Rockler also offers chuck adapters, cole jaw extensions, mini jaws, jaw sets and jaw accessory bundles to help you get the most out of your lathe.Shop Rockler Today Shop Rockler for the best selection of high-quality lathe chucks by manufacturers like Nova, Easy Wood Tool and Oneway. Register for our email list, and get free shipping on orders of $49 or more.