I have been looking at a Barracuda 2 chuck from PSI and wondered how many have used them and what you thought about them, as far as quality, holding power and reliability. I would have to add a 1-1/4" x 8tpi to 1" x8tpi adapter to fit my 3520b lathe. I have seen reviews on the adapter, that say it is dead on as far as run out. What say you turners?
I purchased a 6" lower priced 3 jaw self centering chuck, and found it not worth the trouble. It threw my 12" walnut bowl across the shop. No matter what I did to change the depth and girth of the tenon. No holding power what so ever. It seemed like it did not have enough gripping area on the bowl.