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Lathe Type Or Standard Type Chuck?

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I've been looking at various electric Rod Wrapping machines I would like to know if someone could fill me in on the big advantage of having a lathe type chuck as opposed to having the standard chuck. I'm using a flex coat V notched wooden hand wrapper for now. Once my skills improve and my rods look better I'll invest in an electric wrapper.

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rhodyred, the "lathe type" chucks will accomodate right on up to the largest blank butt diameters. Assuming you're referring to a typical drill chuck as a "standard chuck", capacity is much less, typically only a 1/2", max; more often, only 3/8".

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I assume a lathe chuck is a three jaw self centering chuck. Be sure to look at the Clemens Rod Lathe , Rhody. Well worth the extra money if you decide to upgrade.

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I do see myself building more than 10 rods a year in the near future. Others have also told me to buy clemens rather than the pac bay or flex coat. I keep hearing this from people who no a lot more than I do about this so I guess it would be smart to start focusing on a clemens. Thanks guys.

 

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Rhodyred - Dick French (Clemens Tackle) has announced a sale on the lathe packages they sell. do not know how much off, but I'd call them soon to get in on a deal. Make sure the bed section is long enough for the surf wands you build. I build only rods 7'6and less (for now. I need an 8 foot bed section and 3 sets of ball bearing rollers - although one more would be helpful.

I suggest the Basic #1 package they sell + whatever length bed and an appropriate # of rollers. Al gave me these same suggestions early this year and it is a great investment and worth every penny, especially since it is on sale.

 

Billy

 

[This message has been edited by Billy 40 (edited 06-18-2001).]

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