I've used my lathe for many years for numerous turning projects, including lamps, bowls and pen and pencils. I avoided projects which required buying a chuck, until my daughter asked me if I could make her some wind chimes. Well, that settled the question right there. I shopped on line for what I felt I needed, and settled on the chuck from Grizzly. The price was reasonable, and my order was processed and delivered in satisfactory time. I have been exceptionally pleased with the ease in which the jaws secure and release the work piece, and the over all performance of the chuck. I highly recommend it.