Ash & Co. Chuck info

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737mechanic
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Ash & Co. Chuck info

Post by 737mechanic » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:31 pm

Bought an 8in. 3 jaw chuck off eBay that is made by Ash & Co. made in England and even a google search doesn't pull up much info on them. Looks to be a well-made chuck but I would love some info on them if anyone has any.
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Re: Ash & Co. Chuck info

Post by johnfreese » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:00 pm

If I remember correctly there was a tooling vendor in the US named Ash. That was back in the 1960s. It could be a generic chuck re-banded by Ash.

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Re: Ash & Co. Chuck info

Post by pete » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:22 pm

johnfreese wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:00 pm
If I remember correctly there was a tooling vendor in the US named Ash. That was back in the 1960s. It could be a generic chuck re-banded by Ash.
Kinda doubtful with a made in England tag on it. :-)

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Re: Ash & Co. Chuck info

Post by 737mechanic » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:25 pm

The serial number is 3/031149 so I was wondering if that breaks down to maybe march of 2003 and it was the 1149th one made. Seems to be a quality chuck. After getting it mounted to a backing plate got it dialed in at about .0004 up at the jaws and about .0005 4in. out from the jaws. The chuck that came with the lathe had about .0015up at the jaws.

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Re: Ash & Co. Chuck info

Post by Inspector » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:40 am

Could be third quarter of 2003. I'd be happy with that runout.

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Re: Ash & Co. Chuck info

Post by 737mechanic » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:45 pm

I am extremely happy with that runout, I really didn't know what to expect as far as runout so I was hoping for anything under .001 and when I got much better than that I was pleasantly pleased.

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