figure 21. indicator arrows.
using a dead blow hammer or other soft mal-
let, lightly tap around the outer circumference
of the chuck body to break the chuck free
from the cam-locks and from the spindle nose
cAUTION: The chuck may come off at this
point, so it is important you are ready to
support its weight.
Large chucks are very heavy. Always get
assistance when removing or installing
large chucks to prevent personal injury or
damage to the chuck or lathe.
use a rocking motion to carefully remove the
chuck from the spindle (see figure 22).
—if the chuck does not immediately come off,
rotate the spindle approximately 60˚ and
tap again. Make sure all the marks on the
cams and spindle are in proper alignment.
spindle nose taper
figure 22. installing and removing a typical
camlock style chuck.
chuck & faceplate Installation
To install the chuck or face plate:
disConneCt lAthe FroM poWer!
place a piece of plywood across the lathe
ways just under the chuck, and use a chuck
cradle if desired.
Make sure the chuck taper and spindle taper
mating surfaces are perfectly clean.
inspect and make sure that all camlock studs
are undamaged, are clean and lightly oiled,
and that the camlock stud cap screws are in
place and snug.
—if the camlock studs have not yet been
installed in the chuck or faceplate, com-
plete the camlock Stud Installation on
the next page.
Never install a chuck or faceplate without
having the camlock cap screws in place
or fully tightened. If you ignore this notice,
once installed the chuck may never be able
to be removed since the camlock studs will
turn with the camlocks and never release.
Align the chuck-to-spindle timing marks (see
figure 24), and slide the chuck onto the
turn a camlock with the chuck wrench until
the cam mark falls between the "v" marks as
shown in figure 23.
— if the cam lock mark stops outside of the
"v" marks, remove the chuck and adjust
the cam stud height of the offending studs
one full turn up or down (see figure 23).
figure 23. Cam-lock in the locked position.
Model G0709 (Mfg. Since 5/11)