Longworth Style Chuck 16 inch diameter
The Longworth Style Chuck 16 inch diameter finishing chuck. They were developed in Australia and are now becoming very popular here in the UK. it is also designed purely for the woodturner to speed up the process of finishing bowls and platters. The re-chucking of bowls and platters for finishing or light shaping has always been something woodturners want to solve. The Longworth style chuck therefore makes it easy to do this.
How does it work?
The self-centering scroll operation quickly adjusts to fit the work and tightening only takes a few seconds. It is designed for clamping in a traditional 4 jaw-self-centering chuck using standard 50mm dovetail jaws. It therefore eliminates the time and hassle of removing and remounting chuck jaws needed when using regular re-chucking jaws.It is also fitted with non-marking premium silicone grippers provide pliable yet firm gripping power. Precision cut plates provide the ultimate performance and reliability. The recommended maximum speed is 600 rpm. The Chuck size indicates the minimum lathe swing for which it is intended. Maximum external gripping capacity is approximately 2″ smaller than chuck diameter.