Back in February when I bought my Lathe I got the Nova Chuck along with it.
When I put the tail-stock with the live center up to the drive spur it is dead-on, with the tail-stock fully extended/retracted and every inch in-between!
The chuck uses a "D" insert for my lathe. after the first few things on the lathe i noticed a slight wobble on the chuck. I called woodcraft and they said to make sure the insert is very tight in the chuck. I checked it and was able to tighten it a little more. Problem solved? no...
well, at first it was quite a bit better and worked ok. well, now it is really wobbling BAD, UNUSABLE!
I called woodcraft (on the last day of my 90 day warranty) I could have ran up there in time enough to swap it out but they said to "call in the morning and talk to such and such. He knows more about these things." I explained to her that my warranty expires today and i don't want that to stop me from returning it. she said it would not be a problem. I should have just ran up and exchanged i guess...
I then called Teknatool and spoke to Bob. Bob seems like a nice enough guy he is sending me a new insert. he thinks this is the problem. he says Woodcraft is using aftermarket inserts and that they are having a lot of problems right now with those aftermarket.
Woodcraft swears that they are not aftermarket. this wobble seems to be too bad for just an insert. anyway after waiting weeks for the insert, it is on its way.
Has anybody else here had any similar problems with their Nova chuck with Insert?
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