Lathe Chuck Guard Features & Advantages
You are wondering how to safeguard your medium or large-sized lathe with a lathe chuck guard? 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 workpieces.
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 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 problem. The polycarbonate is easy to change out if it becomes cloudy or too scratched up from regular use.
Work Light Option
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 underneath the top 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.
LED Work Light
Work lights are an excellent choice for the operator’s experience. The LED light offers a 120 degree light beam at 700 Lumens and comes with a 5m cable length.
Chuck Guard For Medium-Sized Lathes (Model MINOR)
The 16″ and 20″ versions of this safety guard are excellent 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.