The Four Jaw Chuck - 2: Installation
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The chuck is usually connected to the lathe spindle by one of three methods: a camlock (figure 1) , a taper (figure 2), or a thread (figure3). The back side of the chuck will reveal which one. It is important to protect both taper and threads from impact, as any dings or chips in this area of the chuck will cause misalignment.
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
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