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Bill Moschler
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Oneway Stronghold or Nova Titan.
Jul 9th, 2024 at 10:11am
 
While I have some loose change in my pocket right now and some free time I am thinking about buying a larger, direct thread (1 1/4 by 8) chuck. The Nova and the Oneway seem close in ability and price. Neither comes new with the jaws I probably want on it. I am using a Nova G2 on my Nova lathe now so the Titan seems the logical choice. Since Have the G2 already the fact that I can use the G2 jaws on the Titan does not seem like a big deal.

So my question is: Is there a reason to prefer the Oneway Stronghold over the Nova Titan?

I have mostly been a face plate with glued on tenon turner. But..find I am using and liking a chuck more and more.

The usual two questions about a bigger chuck: If, and if so, which one.
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Re: Oneway Stronghold or Nova Titan.
Reply #1 - Jul 10th, 2024 at 9:17am
 


Bill Moschler wrote on Jul 9th, 2024 at 10:11am:
I am using a Nova G2 on my Nova lathe now so the Titan seems the logical choice.  Since Have the G2 already the fact that I can use the G2 jaws on the Titan does not seem like a big deal.



I'm guessing you have a Nova G3, the next usual step in the progression is a SuperNova 2 or SN 2.
The SN 2 is pretty much the work horse of the Nova lineup and probably responsible for the majority of turnings made with Nova chucks. The Titan is really only needed if 1. your lathe can handle it and 2. you're turning large pieces, over 14" or so, all the time. The SN2 will accept all the G3 jaws, where as some of the Titan jaws are not interchangeable, simply too large for the smaller chuck.
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Re: Oneway Stronghold or Nova Titan.
Reply #2 - Jul 11th, 2024 at 7:53pm
 
I have a SN2 and Stronghold chucks. I turn mostly larger items 13"-18" and both are nice chucks. I prefer the Stronghold on 15-18" and don't remember it ever letting me down. Given that info I still reach for my SN2 with tower jaws more often...of course I don't turn those big bowls every day.
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Re: Oneway Stronghold or Nova Titan.
Reply #3 - Yesterday at 1:44pm
 
Had a hard time locating the SN2 direct thread to buy.    Found one at Acme tools.  Ordered it.  Thanks for all the replies. I just had so much trouble with a wobbly thread insert when I got the Nova G2 years ago I wanted to get a direct thread.
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