Tool for Removing a Metal Lathe Chuck
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
This article describes a double-headed tool for removing either three- jaw or four-jaw chucks from a machine without damage to the chuck, the tool of the machine. This is especially useful in machines such as lathes where the chucks are screwed on or used in a tapered cam lock. As shown in the figures, the tool basically comprises a two level having a handle 11, affixed to the back of head 10 which consists of two parts: a square base 12 and a triangular superstructure 13. The handle 11 is removably affixed to the backside of the square base 12 and opposite the triangular superstructure 13. In use, the triangular superstructure 13, having three flats 120Œ apart, is placed in a three-jaw chuck so that each jaw is tightly clamped on a flat on the structure 13.