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I picked up an older Jet mini lathe.

It looks like I have to pickup a chuck in order to turn bowls etc.

I see a number of chucks at Grizzly - I guess I'm looking for a 1 x 8 thread.

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Ralph I have three of the H6265 for my Jet midi lathe. It is 1 X 8. I bought three of them for what one of the name brand chucks cost. I will tell you this that the Vicmarc VM100 jaws will fit these. So I have 3 of these chucks with 3 different jaws. I have 3 of the H6267 for my big lathe with 3 different Vicmarc jaws on them. I hate changing jaws cause I am lazy and get tired of loosing those small screws in the sawdust. I also have the Vicmarc VM100 but found these Grizzly's are just as good and haven't had a dimes worth of problems. 2 of them have been thru the mill for 6 yrs and still going strong. My first chuck was the Grizzly G8784 and I wouldn't waste my money again. Don't like using tommy bars especially when mounting a bowl. Hope this helps.

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Ralph I have three of the H6265 for my Jet midi lathe. It is 1 X 8. I bought three of them for what one of the name brand chucks cost. I will tell you this that the Vicmarc VM100 jaws will fit these. So I have 3 of these chucks with 3 different jaws. I have 3 of the H6267 for my big lathe with 3 different Vicmarc jaws on them. I hate changing jaws cause I am lazy and get tired of loosing those small screws in the sawdust. I also have the Vicmarc VM100 but found these Grizzly's are just as good and haven't had a dimes worth of problems. 2 of them have been thru the mill for 6 yrs and still going strong. My first chuck was the Grizzly G8784 and I wouldn't waste my money again. Don't like using tommy bars especially when mounting a bowl. Hope this helps.
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I see three and four jaw chucks. What is the advantage of three vs. four? four vs. three?

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Not sure if you are talking about the 3 jaw chucks on the same page but the holding power is not as good as a 4 jaw. They may work for smaller or spindle projects but as for holding bowls and vases there is no way. The ones I mentioned I had are for woodturning. The others are mostly used it metal work but I do have 1 X 8 3 jaw I use and works pretty well for making mini birdhouses or finials but that is all I use it for. I just happened upon it at a garage sale.

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Not sure if you are talking about the 3 jaw chucks on the same page but the holding power is not as good as a 4 jaw. They may work for smaller or spindle projects but as for holding bowls and vases there is no way. The ones I mentioned I had are for woodturning. The others are mostly used it metal work but I do have 1 X 8 3 jaw I use and works pretty well for making mini birdhouses or finials but that is all I use it for. I just happened upon it at a garage sale.
I was browsing through E-Bay. Thanks for the advice.

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American Association of Woodturners - Official Website
Great place for learning to turn, like the folks on the Router Forum!

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John is right and I totally forgot about that. Go to the AAW website and you can join. They have chapters throughout the US and you can join. You can learn and shorten the learning curve. Check out this page. Hope it works. Local Chapters - The American Association of Woodturners Put your state in and do a search. It shows several up in your area. Hope this helps.

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My set of knives for turning pens arrived today.

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