Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Vacuum chucking

CapeMayMike
>Need some input on vacuum chucking. I've purchased a surplus Gast pump, fittings for the gauge and connections up to the lathe. I have everything except the chuck itself, which I'm not concerned about and the through spindle connection linking the pump to the chuck, which I am concerned about. I'm using a VL300 lathe. Do I purchase the E-Z Vacuum Adaptor or can someone suggest a less expensive alternative, such as fabricating some sort of connection? If you've fabricated something, how'd you do it? Thanks much!

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