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  • Lo - needs new chuck

    So apparently the lathe I picked up that has a L0 mount needs a new chuck. SInce I decided to take apart the lathe and rebuild it to learn as I go I'm wondering when you buy a new chuck do you buy any new 3 jaw and look for an adapter? I see camlock chucks for sale and catalogs like Enco just show the chuck ignoring the mount.

    It must be obvious but what am I missing?

  • #2
    You can buy direct mounted chucks or backplate mounted chucks and the proper backplate.
    Harry

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    • #3
      You'll probably have to move up the chain to bigger supply houses (MSC, McMaster Carr, J&L) or a machinery dealer to find a mount for that one.

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      • #4
        I've got a spare L0 backplate.
        You'd have to collect from the UK though

        Tim

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        • #5
          KBC sells the L-series chucks, and also the back plates. Not cheap, about $400 for the Bison LO direct mouted 6" chuck, or about $100 for just the LO back plate.

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          • #6
            If you wind up buying a new 4-jaw, get a direct-mount, as it will fit much closer to the headstock than a separate backplate - less overhang - and you will appreciate how much less it weighs.

            That's a non-issue with an adjust-true style 3-jaw chuck, where the backplate is always separate.

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            • #7
              I'm sure the opposite will happen to you now that you're looking, but it seems to me that while I scour the net for L00 stuff for my lathe I find a lot of L0

              The L-style is a really good mount in my opinion, and over the years I have gathered up a pretty good selection - about the only thing left on my "want" list is a good face plate. Too bad it's not more common, but I imagine that if I needed D1-4 all I would find is D1-6. Note that I'm a cheap bastard though and I don't even bother looking for new stuff. That would make it tons easier if only I could justify the money.

              Well sorry I'm just rambling and none of this is any help for you, but I'm going to click <submit> anyway.

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              • #8
                <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by vinito:
                I'm sure the opposite will happen to you now that you're looking, but it seems to me that while I scour the net for L00 stuff for my lathe I find a lot of L0 </font>
                LOL, yes I do find just the opposite. Tons of L00 and no L0. If I stumble upon a good faceplate I'll let you know.

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