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Pen Plus Chuck Accessory Jaw Set

The new NOVA pen ‘plus’ jaws easily convert your NOVA chuck into a fast and accurate pen blank drilling facility. The big jaw profile provides a vibration free, solid grip for all sizes of pen blanks and an accurate centered hole every time. Being able to finely control the drill feed on the lathe is a big advantage to prevent break out on those delicate pen walls. Also perfect for squaring up the pen blank ends after gluing in the pen kit tubes. These unique jaws are designed especially to hold pen blanks for drilling. But there’s a lot more to them than that their solid, heavy duty design means not only will they hold pen blanks securely, but they are also powerful enough to handle larger and longer spigot work (the ‘plus’ in pen plus) . These heavy duty jaws secured by two screws for each jaw segment have an internal profile to accept square turning blanks. With a rock solid grip over 1-1/2 in. long these jaws can handle larger squares and rounds with ease and minimal vibration. Also perfect for squaring up the pen blank ends after gluing in the pen kit tubes.
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Review 1 for Pen Plus Chuck Accessory Jaw Set
from North Carolina
Age Range:65 or over
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great for lathe drilling

PostedNovember 23, 2013
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Picked up the jaws for my Nova chuck the other day, I was messing around with drilling pen and bottle stopper blanks on the lathe today, works as designed but two cautions. 1. lock your blank in the jaws (head stock) and start lathe at a slow speed, make sure you do not have any wobble in the blank before drilling, if your blank is not square or if you do not have the jaws locked into the chuck (as per directions) it will cause wobble. 2. make sure your jacobs chuck is firmly locked into the tailstock and drill bit is firmly in the jacobs chuck. Failure to do this wil cause off center drilling. Also make sure the tailstock is locked down on the bed.
I recommend that you drill a few holes in various scrap to get familiar with the process, you will be "pushing" a static drill bit into a spinning wood blank, frequent back out to clean the chips and saw dust is required and you will be moving the tailstock unless you have an exceptionally long tail stock insertion depth.
I think this is easier and more accurate than a drill press and keeps me working at the lathe, it has sped up my producton times and as I gain more experience I expect to be faster.
Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate
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