The Robert Sorby Patriot Chuck has been created to provide woodturners with a high quality chucking system which is comprehensive but affordable. With the generous movement of the Patriot's jaw slides, and a well-thought out range of work-holding jaws, this chuck can accommodate just about any workpiece you care to name! The jaws for the Patriot can also be mounted on the SuperNova2 chuck and also on the former SuperNova and Nova models - the same jaw mounting screws are used too. Please note that these chuck jaws can also be mounted on our VersaChuck for added versatility.
Sorby supply a huge range of interchangeable spindle thread adaptors to fit into the Patriot making it adaptable to almost any commercially-produced lathe on the market. That also means that you have a degree of "future-proofing" since by simply changing the adaptor, you can convert the thread of the chuck to suit another lathe if you should decide to upgrade your lathe. The exception to this is in the case of the larger diameter threads (such as M33 x 3.5 mm and 1.1/2" x 6 tpi) for which the chuck is normally direct-threaded. If you do have an adaptor-type Patriot that you wish to use on one of these larger threads, a special style of adaptor, known as an exert is available which carries the chuck forward of the lathe spindle, the spindle thread being formed in a boss at the rear of the chuck.