Which Collet Chuck and Collets should I use for 1.25 to hold butt end and maybe shafts too.


AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
No, that's not the lathe I have. It's a Techtongda 8x30.5 with 1 1/2 inch spindle bore ....

probably can’reconstruct it but believe I followed google to the techtongda factory or one of the jobbers & back out to similar lathes with the reference to that manual.
Either way, it is a MT5 socket spindle with flange mount. If yours is similar, the options are too.

How hard is the spindle?
can it be filed?