NOVA Pen Plus Jaw Set
Issue: Issue 332
Posted Date: 8/13/2013
If you've encountered the challenge of drilling centered holes through your pen blanks before turning them, Teknatool offers a new Pen Plus Jaw Set that can transfer this exacting task from the drill press to the lathe. They're designed to replace the jaws on any NOVA chuck and have squared inside faces to hold pen blanks ranging from .3937-in. up to over 1-in. Two screws hold each jaw securely in the chuck. When tightened for a contracting grip, the two jaws will also hold rounds from under 1/2-in. to over 3/4-in. Then, use a drill bit chucked in the tail stock to bore a perfectly centered hole. Alternately, you can tighten the jaws in expanding mode to hold rounds with inside diameters ranging from 1.37- to more than 2.5-in. This way, the jaws can also accommodate larger spigot work, lidded boxes, square finials, pepper mills and much more.
The jaws offer a gripping length of 1-1/2 in. to provide stable support for workpieces up to about 9- or 10-in. long. You can learn more about the new Pen Plus Jaw Set, and read reviews from testers and end users, by clicking here
. The set sells for $39.99 and is available now for online ordering at www.novatoolsusa.com
. Or find them at a NOVA dealer near you.