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Eric Sandoval
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Chuck maintenace?
Aug 7th, 2018 at 12:47pm
 
Just updated to a G3 and cannot find any information about "care"...would appreciate any advice for keeping it in good condition.  Not dropping it and keeping the chisels away are already on the list but any legitimate care or superstitious ritual is appreciated Cheesy.
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Re: Chuck maintenace?
Reply #1 - Aug 7th, 2018 at 1:27pm
 
THe G3 is an open back design chuck.
Mainly blow out any excess dust and debris from the scroll ring gear and the jaw slide area. If you want to lubricate, that's up to you. many people use some type of dry lube spray.
This document is for cleaning a SN2 but most everything is the same, a g3 just has a few less parts .
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Re: Chuck maintenace?
Reply #2 - Aug 7th, 2018 at 3:26pm
 
The link does not seem to work for me. (AccessDeniedRequest has expired3002018-08-07T18:28:54Z2018-08-07T20:23:34Z------------------)

Could you try it again, Ed?

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Re: Chuck maintenace?
Reply #3 - Aug 7th, 2018 at 4:27pm
 
Try this
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Re: Chuck maintenace?
Reply #4 - Aug 7th, 2018 at 8:10pm
 
Definately don’t drop it. I did, and of course it landed on one of the side and damaged one of the two holes for the key. I can still use it, but have to be sure the grip is tight. The supernova 2 seems more bullet proof.
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Re: Chuck maintenace?
Reply #5 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 9:26am
 
Perfect info on the link! thanks!
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Re: Chuck maintenace?
Reply #6 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 9:43am
 
Maybe mine is a superstitious ritual (believing that oil or grease collects dust).
On all of mine I disassemble, clean, and then spray with aerosol graphite.  I usually give two coats just for good measure ...
Once the carrier flashes off (about 10 minutes) you are left with a coating sorta like thin teflon.  Some of my chucks have been almost 10 years and never re-coated, just hit with the air gun.
Make sure you put some newspaper or other covering down as the graphite will adhere to everything.  No problem handling after it dries.
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Re: Chuck maintenace?
Reply #7 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 9:57am
 
With chucks, clean is really all you need, lubrication isn't really required.
The pinion gear, the scroll ring and the slides do not move far or fast. As long as there is no debris to restrict them in any way the parts should move freely.
Dry (Teflon or graphite included) and cleared of debris with compressed air works well, especially on "open" chucks like the G3.
Less expensive units, without tight machining tolerances, can benefit from a thin coating of lubricant such as white lithium grease. This can keep the parts from binding and/or rattling in some cases but will most likely need to be periodically cleaned.
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