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Re: atlas chuck thread size?

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  • Dave
    thanks jon..thats what i needed to know
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 20, 2013
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      thanks jon..thats what i needed to know

      --- In atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com, Jon Elson <elson@...> wrote:
      >
      > Dave wrote:
      > > i have an atlas 10 inch lathe with babbitt bearings...i am having a hard time getting the chuck off..i'm guessing it threads on right handed?...also what size are the threads on the spindle for the chuck?..the jaws on the chuck are wore to a slight tapir where you tighten them on the work material so its hard to get anything chucked straight..is there any way to true up the chuck jaws?
      > >
      > Normal right hand thread, 1.5" - 8 TPI. The best way to loosen
      > stuck chucks is to bind the pulley with a strap wrench and
      > apply leverage with a board in the chuck jaws.
      >
      > As for regrinding chuck jaws, you put a die grinder, Dremel
      > or whatever on the toolpost. Use putty, rubber bands or
      > rings to bias the jaws outward against the scroll as if it was
      > gripping a part, and then grind the jaws. it makes a great
      > improvement in the operation of the lathe.
      >
      > Jon
      >
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