The Versachuck was conceived as a 'Universal' chuck, enabling the turner to use any of the myriad Workholding jaws on the market without having to buy a matching chuck each time in which to mount those jaws. Hence the 'versa' in the name - it stands for 'versatile'. We are rather flattered that some of the best names in the business have attempted to copy our 'little flash of genius'!
This unique flexibility is obtained by allowing the user to choose from a variety of mounting jaws (a.k.a. 'base jaws'; 'jaw slides' etc.) designed to match the jaw base profiles used by the various other chuck manufacturers to tie users to a single brand of chuck and jaw.
To afford this flexibility, the basic chuck body, as listed here, is supplied without mounting jaws or workholding jaws. It is also supplied without a backplate to mount it onto the lathe. All of those choices are open to you when you are a Versachuck owner: select them from elsewhere in this section of our website.
For assistance in configuring a chuck to suit your needs, please contact The ToolPost on 44 1235 511101 and we'll be pleased to help.
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