How to Remove and Inspect A CNC Chuck

December 3, 2021 9:00 am


Watch step by step how to properly remove a chuck from a lathe, disassemble and reassemble the chuck, and then put it back in the lathe.

There are different reasons to remove a chuck and inspect the components. Maybe it is time to clean the chuck parts, or perhaps the machine crashed (and if the machine crashed, you better be inspecting the chuck components).

In this video, Matt Schmelzer from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, shares some insider tips. Check out the most important places to check during a chuck component inspection. You’ll also learn some tricks to disassemble and reassemble, the chuck along with removing and inserting properly into the lathe. Matt also shows which tools he uses throughout the process.

There are tools that you’ll need to get the job done. For removing the chuck, you will need the following tools:
Shop crane
Metric hex keys

Piece of tubing
Eye bolt

Crescent wrench

Nut wrench

Here are the tools you’ll need to disassemble the chuck components.


Hex keys

Torque wrench
Check ease grease

Matt also keeps a honing stone on hand to buff our sharp edges or damaged surfaces.

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