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Offline Robert Reed

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4 Jaw Chuck Coming Loose
« on: March 29, 2019, 12:52:43 PM »
Hey all, pretty new to turning and call making. I just received a "utility chuck" from PSI yesterday and went right to work on turning some things. I received my lathe with a similar chuck but it only has one size of jaws so I had to look at other options. Everything seems to work as it should but I noticed multiple times that if I was placing the jaws inside something and using outward pressure to hold it that it has a tendency loosen and let go of the call. If holding something using inward pressure the situation is reversed and the jaws tighten down on the item. My other chuck has a set screw to prevent this type of movement but the PSI chuck does not. Anyone have any idea how to remedy this? Is there something I am missing?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: 4 Jaw Chuck Coming Loose
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 04:25:52 PM »
I have never heard of that, but I suppose it could happen.   I would try a google search if no one here pops in to help.  If that does not help, call PSI on Monday.  Be careful if you turn with it because a block of wood coming off a chuck is not a pleasant thing.   Speaking from experience and band aids here  :eek:

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Re: 4 Jaw Chuck Coming Loose
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 06:39:34 PM »

I have 3 PSI barracuda chucks that are similar to the PSI Utility chuck. Iíve never had a problem performing what you are trying. Have you tried to contact PSI tech support to see if they have any ideas for you to try?

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Re: 4 Jaw Chuck Coming Loose
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 08:36:26 PM »
I have never heard of that, but I suppose it could happen.   I would try a google search if no one here pops in to help.  If that does not help, call PSI on Monday.  Be careful if you turn with it because a block of wood coming off a chuck is not a pleasant thing.   Speaking from experience and band aids here  :eek:

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I have 3 PSI barracuda chucks that are similar to the PSI Utility chuck. Iíve never had a problem performing what you are trying. Have you tried to contact PSI tech support to see if they have any ideas for you to try?

Brian

I called PSI today and they were pretty much useless, kept transferring me to other people, never got a straight answer.

If you read some of the negative reviews for the chuck on the PSI website it's clear to see I'm not the only one experiencing this issue.

Maybe I need to tighten it more but I'm afraid of putting too much stress on the wood.

Worst case scenario I have a buddy that will tap the adjustment ring for a set screw.

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Re: 4 Jaw Chuck Coming Loose
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 04:47:33 PM »
See if Penn State will take it back? Return and upgrade to one of their better chucks.

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Re: 4 Jaw Chuck Coming Loose
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 03:18:38 PM »
Mine does the same thing. I ďgrabĒ a tenon on the back to turn the inside, but when I flip it to turn the back and sand I grab the inside of the pedestal and thatís where it looses up for me. I just check it every time I stop the lathe and with just good pressure, I donít want to break my pedestal. Itís kinda a PITA but Iím turning calls so itís hard to complain :2up: