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Hi guys
A newcomer to the forum, but hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
My wife bought me many years ago, a Nu-tool 0134A lathe, I believe the model to be a Clarke CWL 12D or a Draper WTL12 or WTL 30
I turned down all the usual things when I first got it, and then put it away. Now, on lockdown, it lives again, but I'm keen to see if I can get a 3/4 jaw chuck to fit it, for bowl turning etc. Does anyone know of the existence of such a thing and where I might get one?

Many thanks, in advance

Bill
 

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Have you had a look at the Record Power SC4 chuck? It is available with a suitable adaptor to fit a variety of thread sizes; think I counted 14. The link was the cheapest I found when buying mine. NB/ Usual Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in anyway, shape or form to Snainton however if they wish to send me a wee thank you then they're more than welcome to do so.
 

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Versa chuck from tool post, then if you up grade you can move the chuck to a new lathe by changing back plate.
 

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Both the Versachuck and Record SC4 will have adapters to fit, and both are good chucks with plenty accessories available.

It might be worth pointing out that a chuck isn't essential, albeit very convenient for many operations. Somewhere in your stored possessions you will probably find a "drive centre", a "live centre", and a "faceplate", which will let you do most of the things you want to do, albeit with sometimes a bit of thought and time added that you can escape by using a chuck.
 

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Many thanks for your assistance. I've been watching some YouTube videos and I think I can do a lot more things without the chuck, but it would still be a great idea to try and track one down.
 

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Lazurus":9t9oh09u said:
Versa chuck from tool post, then if you up grade you can move the chuck to a new lathe by changing back plate.

Many thanks. Im going to check out the SC4 AND the Versa chuck. Hopefully one will suit my purpose
 

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As much as I like the versa chuck and do recommend it to many as I own one, looking at the lathe it is very light duty and I think that the versa chuck may just be a bit heavy for that machine
 

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The SC4 will also allow you keep the chuck if you chang lathe, it offers aound 14 different sizes of inserts. You can buy it as a kit with the insert you need now then it's abut £14 if you need a change of insert. The kit also includes a set of 2" jaws with mounting screws, an Allan key to operate the chuck and a wrench to help lever it off after use. Snaintons are offering the lot for £125 including free delivery making it the best value I found.
 

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