Lathe Chuck Guard Features & Advantages
Wondering how to safeguard your medium or large-sized lathe? Look no further, because you have found the best solution for guarding these lathes. The whole shield slides off the left side and allows unobstructed access to the parts. You will find that the slide mechanism is super smooth and allows for fast and easy access when changing out parts.
Should I Buy Polycarbonate or Glass Windows?
Each of the sizes has an option to include polycarbonate or laminated safety glass windows. The advantages of glass are that it won’t burn or scratch as easily as polycarbonate. Use glass if the machine sprays a lot of coolants or hot chips are thrown from the lathe. However, polycarbonate is an excellent choice for its impact resistance and lightweight. Use polycarbonate if coolant is used locally on the part and chips aren’t a big of a problem. The polycarbonate is easy to change out if it becomes cloudy or too scratched up from standard use.
Work Light Options
You will love the work lights we put on these lathe chuck guards! Because the whole assembly is mounted on the headstock, we have cleverly installed LED work lights on the top edge of the guard. The part you’re working on and the work area will be well lighted and make working with the lathe much more enjoyable.
Depending on your preference, there are two light options to choose from.
12w Standard LED Work Light
Great choice for the MINOR models (16″ and 20″ chuck). Offers a 60 degree light beam and 1080 Lumens. Comes with cable and standard 120-volt plug.
20w Super Bright LED Work Light
We recommend including this work light on the lathes with chucks that are over 20″ in diameter. You will love the amount of light this throws on the bed and work piece of your lathe. The super bright work light offers a 60 degree light beam with 2600 Lumens. Includes a standard 120 volt plug and cable.
Chuck Guard For Medium-Sized Lathes (Model MINOR)
The 16″ and 20″ versions of this safety guard are great for medium-sized lathes. These models have only two mounting feet, compared to the four that come standard on the MAJOR model.
|MINOR||A (chuck dia)||B||C|
|AER||16″ (400mm)||19 1/2″ (495mm)||13 3/4″ (350mm)|
|SPECIAL||20″ (500mm)||23 5/8″ (600mm)||17 3/4″ (450mm)|
Chuck Guard For Large-Sized Lathes (Model MAJOR)
The MAJOR models of this lathe chuck guard are designed for large lathes with chucks greater than 20″. These have larger shields and have four mounting feet instead of the two of the MINOR model.