For safety, the maximum jaw movement is limited so that when the chuck is fully opened, the threads of the scroll still engage sufficiently in the jaws.
This chuck features a super-slim stainless steel body incorporating a new design of longer accessory mounting jaws. These jaws fit deeper in the chuck and offer a greater contact area within the slide ways of the chuck, thus minimising vibration during use. The ultra-compact design keeps the workpiece as close as possible to the headstock of your lathe to reduce the load on the bearings and prevent unwanted vibration. Indexing is achieved by 24 peripheral slots and 36 holes on the chuck back plate, giving the option of 10° or 15° indexing. Max. jaw movement 22 mm (plus safety capacity). Fully compatible with all Axminster jaws. Includes chuck key for one-handed operation.
Axminster has been producing four-jaw chucks for woodturning lathes since 1984. The English company offers a suitable chuck size for every application, not to mention excellent value for money. The chucks along with all accessories are made in England on CNC machines and have been developed over years working closely with experienced turners.