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    Any Nova G3 Chuck Owners Out There?

    I am considering getting a Nova G3 Chuck for my Jet Mini Lathe.

    Does anyone have any experience with it, recomendations for or against?


    Thanks!
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    Yep, I've got one, it is a great little chuck, I've used the heck out of it and I've never had a problem

    Cheers!
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    Yep, have one; it was my only chuck for 2 years so it has had a lot of use and never given a bit of trouble. I don't thingk you can go wrong with one. Note that cheaper chucks often use tomy bars for tightening and loosening and they are a real pains as far as I am concerned; they are a poor way to save money!
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    Last edited by Jerry Pittman; 11-23-2008 at 07:22 PM.

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    I also have one and it is a very good chuck. I would buy it again in a second.

    Good Luck

    Alan

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    Ever frugal me went with the PSI GMC3 mini-chuck. Comes with jaws sets included. Lots less money. Uses tommy bars, which some don't like. Not a big problem, IMHO. Good value. Can recommend.

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    The G3 is a great chuck. It's the first one I bought, and it still gets a lot of use in my shop even though I now also have a SuperNova 2. It's excellent for a mini, and can still be providing service when you get something bigger.
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    I use a Barracuda from PSI on a Jet Mini and have had great results for a lot less $$. Lots of extra jaws, easy to use and it has a nice weight to it. It has handled everything from stoppers to HF to boxes with no complaints.
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    I'm looking at chucks for the new little lathe, I'm thinking of either getting a 1" to 1 1/4" adapter for the new little lathe, that way I can use all of my existing chucks, or get the PSI Barracuda Nothing wrong with the G3 at all, just trying to be frugal like Frank
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    I have one as well and love it.
    I've yet to experience a problem with it!

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    What is a good price on a G3? What is list price? They have them on eBay for 119 bucks and free shipping. Good deal??? Also if you use MS search engine you can get another 25% off (rebate when also using PayPal) in 2 months! I don't know who here on FWW mentioned that but it has saved me a few buck on the last couple of purchases. But anyway say, about, 95 bucks.... worth getting it now?
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