Re: atlas chuck thread size?
- thanks jon..thats what i needed to know
--- In email@example.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.