KCM offers repair service on the old Made in USA Bucks as well. They re-ground the bell mouthed jaws on my 6" 6-jaw, and did the body as well. Very nice work, for a reasonable fee. Good folks.It is threads like this that my peers piss me off the worst.
Everyone is the first to bitch about imports taking everything over (especially in the market that they serve) but when they are sourcing an item, they are all about the cheapest, or at least cheap-er.
And this is why the old name brand chucks are done, and their name stamped on some import unit.
I am not sure what Buck's story is currently?
I believe that Hardinge owns them, but I don't recall where they are making them?
But one that I know for sure - is Kalamazoo (Michigan) Chuck Company.
They doo import some as well as y'all are all about cheap, but they also offer Made in USA chucks as well.
They started as Made in USA and added the imports along the way.
KCM is your American source for standard and custom workholding equipment. We make and service heritage Buck Chuck designs. We offer engineering support for your technical questions and customer service from our Michigan factory.www.kzoochuck.com
I have several of them. 10" through 15" I think.
3 and 6 jaws.
These chucks only offer 1 pinion in most cases. This pisses me off most of the time, but that IS what will get you the best repeatability, so I git it.
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