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    Super Nova Chuck ?

    Other than keeping it oiled up with WD I have never taken a chuck apart to clean it. I noticed my Supernova has gotton pretty grimmey so I thought I would clean it up really good and maybe take the retaining clip off and take it apart. However, I have never take one apart and thought I would see if anyone else has, and see how they cleaned theirs up.........

    Thanks in advance...............Dan
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    I just blow mine out with compressed air every now and then

    I've never had it apart, but man I'd be worried about getting it back together again Maybe fire off an e-mail to Nova first?
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    Ditto wat Vaughn said. Getting it all back perzactly as it should be can be beyond tricky. I have a three jawed chuck that is driving me buggers trying to get the jaws lined up so they close together.
    Personally, if yours works fine, I wouldn't take apart. As an alternative, you can use an old gunsmith trick. Get in a well ventilated area, outside preferably, and blow carburetor cleaner through it to clean. Let dry, lubricate a little bit. (not too much as lube will grab and hold dust) Then use. Do this about once a decade and you should be just fine.
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    Here is a link to the Teknatool site for servicing the SN2.
    http://www.teknatool.com/products/Ch...huck_Oct04.pdf

    I havenít needed to service mine yet but I like Frankís suggestion of carburetor cleaner for removing the gunk and old grease.
    I did service my tailstock once and instead of oil/grease used Dry Lube instead (sold under many names/brands). It is graphite suspended in a solvent, when the solvent evaporates you have a very slick surface that will not attract dust. Shake the can well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Ditto wat Vaughn said. Getting it all back perzactly as it should be can be beyond tricky. I have a three jawed chuck that is driving me buggers trying to get the jaws lined up so they close together.
    Personally, if yours works fine, I wouldn't take apart. As an alternative, you can use an old gunsmith trick. Get in a well ventilated area, outside preferably, and blow carburetor cleaner through it to clean. Let dry, lubricate a little bit. (not too much as lube will grab and hold dust) Then use. Do this about once a decade and you should be just fine.

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    I was gona say that Stu
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    Periodically, I soak mine in either naptha or mineral spirits... just enough in a coffee can to cover the chuck, let it soak for a few hours or a day, dry off and then spray the inserts with WD40... I have a couple of the PSI Baracuda 4 jaws... only time I've ever taken apart is once I opened it too wide and a couple of the inserts fell out... that was fun putting them back in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett

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    In this thread http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...=17570&page=11
    Post 103 You can see what the inside looks like before you go in.
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    It is not that bad so im going to try the soak - carb cleaner suggestions first.................................
    Chuck - I read your post but was it easy to take apart and reassemble or was it tricky or hard to do ??
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