Lathe Chucks and Accessories – What do I need?

When you purchased your lathe, you might not have known just what you were going to do with it or what options were available. Now that you’re gaining some experience, you’re realizing that all of those different chucks and accessories that were available could be quite beneficial for a variety of purposes. However, sifting through the mountains of different parts, chucks, and accessories can overwhelm even the most experienced and harden lathe professional.

 

What is the Difference between Chucks and Accessories?

The chuck is the part of the machine that turns, providing you the opportunity to shape the product in the precise manner that you want. Different chucks will give you different options and opportunities for working the wood or metal (and yes, or the glass). Especially for metal working lathes, chucks can determine the threading spacing for certain projects, allowing you to create the perfect thread for the parts you’re attempting to create, such as bolts, camshafts, or other projects.

 

Accessories offer a breadth of options that can be added to your lathe or used to help enhance the experience, refine the process, or open doors to new opportunities to create even more exciting products using your lathe.

 

Different Choices for Chucks

Some lathe chucks use an integral thread for mounting it to the machine. These tend to be larger machines and are not likely to be used in a residential setting or by a hobbyist. Most other lathes use a back plate for mounting the chuck, which makes it easier to replace and try different chucks for various applications.

 

You can choose from:

  • 2 Jaw chucks
  • 3 Jaw chucks
  • 4 Jaw chucks
  • 6 Jaw chucks
  • Soft Jaw chucks
  • Independent jaw chucks
  • Combination jaw chucks
  • Drawtube actuated lathe chucks

 

The 2 through 6 jaw chucks are used with scroll type lathes and are manual actuated self-centering.

 

An independent 4 jaw chuck is not self-centering, but the individual jaws can be moved independently from one another. These chucks can be used to work on an irregular shaped part, or you can use it to set a piece off center for whatever reason that you would have in doing so.

 

Combination jaw chucks combine the self-centering action of the scroll chuck with independently moving jaws. This adds more flexibility with the ability to have the self-centering benefits. Drawtube actuated lathe chucks are powered using hydraulic or air cylinders to move the drawtube forward or backward. When the drawtube moves, it clamps or unclamps the jaws.

 

Each different type of lathe chucks can perform a wide range of tasks, opening the possibilities of incredible designs and processes. Many of the chucks mentioned here are more than the average beginner lathe worker will need or be able to get the most out of, but each one can be used in many standard lathe machines. The only drawback is that not all of these different types of lathes are available for mini or micro lathes.

 

Now, if you are interested in learning more information about 2 jaw chuck, 3 jaw chuck and so on chucks, welcome to visit the website of Autogrip Machinery Co., Ltd. to see what high quality power chucks they can offer you!

 

 

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What is a Scroll Chuck?

A self-centering chuck, also known as a scroll chuck, uses dogs (usually called jaws), interconnected via a scroll gear (scroll plate), to hold onto a tool or workpiece. Because they most often have three jaws, the term three-jaw chuck without other qualification is understood by machinists to mean a self-centering three-jaw chuck. The term universal chuck also refers to this type. These chucks are best suited to grip circular or hexagonal cross-sections when very fast, reasonably accurate (±0.005 inch [0.125 mm] TIR) centering is desired.

 

Sometimes this type of scroll chuck has 4 or 6 jaws instead of 3. More jaws grip the workpiece more securely if it is truly cylindrical, and thin-walled work will deform less. Four jaws are also useful for square bar work.

 

There are also independent-jaw (non-self-centering) chucks with three jaws.

 

There are hybrid self-centering chucks that have adjustment screws that can be used to further improve the concentricity after the workpiece has been gripped by the scroll jaws. This feature is meant to combine the speed and ease of the scroll plate’s self-centering with the run-out eliminating controllability of an independent-jaw chuck. The most commonly used name for this type is a brand name, Set-Tru. To avoid undue genericization of that brand name, suggestions for a generic name have included “exact-adjust”.

 

Three-jaw chucks are often used on lathes and indexing heads.

 

Di Chun Iron Work Co., Ltd. is the professional manufacturer of producing scroll chuck and kinds of power chucks. If you are interested in learning further specification and what do them look like, welcome to browse our website and feel free to contact with Di Chun.

 

 

Article Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_(engineering)

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A Sincere Power Chuck Enterprise: Di Chun Iron Work

A stronghold by precision and power Di Chun Iron Work Co., Ltd. was established in Taichung city, Taiwan since 1974. Traditional spirit, innovative technology; people-oriented and treat them as family; solid our career in Taiwan and exploring the world. In despite to power chuck market in Taiwan was controlled by Japan through the early 1970’s, the Di Chun aimed to offer local machine manufacturers another best choice and to replace Japanese chuck in the local market gradually and to offer a reasonable price. Today, the Di Chun Iron Work Company has achieved its initial aim, gaining more the 50% of the Taiwan power chuck market. With the help of ourselves, we developed “STRONG” series range of high quality power chucks. It has gained increased popularity internationally to become a leading manufacturer of chucking equipment worldwide.

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