Talon Chuck Problem (probably me not tool)
I purchased a Talon Chuck some time ago. Today was the first time I tried it. I had a piece of hardwood 2" x 2" by 1 1/2". Original shape square. I wanted to turn a cylinder the maximum size possible. I have done this before but the head end was a (sorry, I don't know the tech name) point with 4 blades. This worked fine.
With the Talon Chuck at the head I had problems. After making one, possibly two passes the length of the piece the chuck would be loose on the wood. I tightened the heck out of it and had the same results several more times. I did not feel any vibration that indicated that the center of the wood was flexing...Of course there was vibration making the square piece round.
I eventually got what I wanted. However, the chuck loosening is a problem. I assume I have done something stupid because they couldn't sell the chucks if this was normal for the product.
So what is wrong?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Jim C Bradley
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.