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billooms

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Does anyone have a source for soft jaws for the chucks on import lathes? My chuck is a 6" 3-jaw chuck (Grizzly G0750G lathe) and I suspect that many of the import lathes use the same chuck. I want to make some special shaped jaws. I'm inspired to make my own after seeing the Haas video.
 

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Does anyone have a source for soft jaws for the chucks on import lathes? My chuck is a 6" 3-jaw chuck (Grizzly G0750G lathe) and I suspect that many of the import lathes use the same chuck. I want to make some special shaped jaws. I'm inspired to make my own after seeing the Haas video.
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If you have the time, you should consider making your own soft jaws. Using a scrap of aluminum bar stock, it only took me a few minutes to make a set for my import chuck.

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Thanks for the links to Dillon. It looks like they have what I need. I didn't see prices or ordering info on the web site, but I'll contact them. Any idea what the prices are for a set of soft jaws from them?

Matt -- after seeing the ones you made, I might take a try at making a set. I only have a very small milling machine, but I'll give it a try.
 

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After reading Matt's encouragement, I made my own soft jaws from aluminum. It was a good exercise and I'm happy with the results.

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