Yes, I was quite surprised. The initial, stated, ETA was for the 9th. Then, I received notice that the arrival date had been changed to Monday (tomorrow). But it turned out that one of our daughters brought it in this morning. Apparently, it had been delivered yesterday evening, and we didn't see it upon on late night return home. Anyway, it is here.
However, I have a question. I will insert the link to the one I bought, again, and ask that you navigate down to the product description (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IIRRHY4/...ywords=Nova+g3
). In the description there is wording on the 'dovetail' feature, but I see only straight-sided securing walls on the two sets of jaws. I had thought that they would have incorporated the anged dovetail configuration, for the purpose of greater holding strength of the attached stock, for turning. As such, I was prepared to purchase (as soon as possible) a chisel which would aid in cutting such an angle on a wooden jam attachment.
I don't know; but maybe the mentioned dovetail just might be in reference to the bottom (screw in) section of the jaws. That part DOES have a dovetailed appearance, but ALL of the scroll chucks that I have seen have that shape - whether it was mentioned in the description, or not.
I just want to make certain that I have just as I am supposed to have. Please inform.
My apologies for the above error. I only had time, before, to look at the items through their plastic wrappings. It DID appear that the walls of the jaws were straight sided. However, now - upon much closer inspection - I am able to see that those walls ARE slightly dovetailed. I guess I had just thought that the angular effect would have been a bit more pronounced.
There IS a bit of a problem, though. I found that the threaded insert was NOT included in the package. It also appears that someone had this chuck, before, as the package showed clear signs of having been opened, and taped up again. One of the plastic retaining straps had also been severed. It could be that a previous purchaser forgot to include the threaded insert into the package, upon its return.
I like buying from Amazon, but this one was the last one they had, and there is no definite outlook as to when/if they will be getting more.