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    Supernova2 or oneway

    I am going to start budgeting for a chuck for my lathe. I am looking at the Supernova 2 and the Oneway stronghold.
    What do you folks use and how do you feel about either of these choices?
    Is the stronghold worth the extra hundred bucks over the supernova 2?

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    i have both and use them regularly. The Oneway in my opinion is superior but this is only my sense of things. Both chucks are great and I would recommend either.

    Pete

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    Hi,

    I have a Oneway Talon. It is usable, but that is all I would give it.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    Don't overlook the PSI series, at least, for consideration.
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    thanks guys. that psi looks good as well. the only exception being it has no back to protect the inner workings. but besides that it has good reviews.
    Anyone got a 3 sided coin I can flip?

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    Cannot speak directly on the Nova or the Oneway, but I have the PSI Barracuda II with the TiN Finish. It does have a cover on the back. I don't turn real big things, but it has held everything I have used it for.

    The reason I went with PSI is that you get a lot of different jaws for the price, where with the Nova you had to buy most of them separately.

    Here is the link to the special edition Barracuda II:

    http://www.click-2-customer.com/cont...3A10&cust_id=0
    Last edited by Tom Kovalcik; 08-30-2011 at 01:37 AM.

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    I have a couple of Nova chucks (G3 and SN2), and used to own a Barracuda 2.

    The Barracuda is a good serviceable chuck, and an excellent value for the money, since it includes multiple jaws for the price. The Nova chucks are a few steps ahead of the PSI chucks in fit, finish, and overall quality, in my opinion. I have absolutely no complaints about mine. The Oneway chucks have an excellent reputation, but I'm not convinced they are $100 better than the SN2.
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    I can not say anything about the others mentioned because I have 2 SN2 chucks and like them. They were the first I bought for my lathe and have stuck with them.............
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    Rich, my G3 has an open back, and I've seen no disadvantage to having it that way. In fact, it's easier to clean than my SN2. That said, I've never had to clean a chuck with anything more than compressed air. I don't use any lubricant on the inner workings, so there's really nothing to get gummed up.
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    Thanks again everybody, and thanks for that bit on your g3 Vaughn. Having never used one and not knowing.. I have read reviews/articles and that seemed to be the biggest complaint was no back and that it was causing premature wear. All three brands seem to have quite a bit to offer. nova and oneway being the older kids on the block. psi being the up and commer. I seem to be coming back to the nova although I have seen a couple of complaints about run out in the new models (im sure if I looked hard enough I could find the same about the oneway and the psi as well) My other consideration is that if I really got caught up in this and get serious about it (which I hope to) and turn (no pun intended) it into a commercial venture (which I also hope to) There are many galleries around where I live. I would like to get a bigger lathe than the one I have. So I also want to make sure that whatever I buy for this one I can use on the new one and they all seem to have that adaptablilty with the threaded insert/adapters.

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