A damaged or worn lathe chuck arriving at WCS is first disassembled
and thoroughly cleaned. Each
part, body way, master jaw and wedge fit is inspected and measured
in 10ths to determine damage and wear, then reassembled. Following
this process, a quotation is submitted and work can begin.
During repair/rebuild, the lathe chuck manufacturer's original specifications
are adhered to. Components are brought back to specifications
equal to or better than new chuck.
Body ways are ground perpendicular, parallel and square typical to
one another. Jaws are fit
to within .0005" and wedge
fit to body bore to .001".
WCS is often able to repair
chucks using existing parts. This saves
downtime and money. When
necessary, broken parts can be replaced or made. This applies to
recently manufactured chucks, as well as older chucks that are no longer
on the market.
A WCS rebuilt lathe chuck
or workholding system is a finely
tool component that will provide
many years of service. Backed by a full
1-year warranty and over 100
years of collective experience,
the new component's performance will exceed that of any produced by