Precision Vacuum Adapter solutions for oneway woodturning lathes

Our Precision Vacuum Adapter Kit is a natural companion for the Oneway premier series of 24", 20", and 16" lathes.  Our Kit consists of our proven vacuum adapter coupled with our superior 6" hand wheel designed and manufactured specifically for Oneway's high-end lathes.  Installation is simple - thread the hand wheel onto the outboard spindle end, tighten snugly and finally, tighten the set screws. 

JT's Precision Hand Wheel installed on Oneway 24" lathe
  The Precision Vacuum Adapter has been inserted into the Wheel, a simple "plug & play" operation.

When you are ready to use your vacuum system, simply plug the adapter into the hand wheel and change to an appropriate vacuum chuck.  The adapter is easily inserted and removed without the necessity to remove the hand wheel or hassle with a threaded vacuum adapter.  Read more about the hand wheels below.

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The Adapter Kit (adapter and premium hand wheel) for the Oneway 24", 20", 16" lathes is $249.00

(domestic U.S. orders only - for International orders, contact us)

About Our Hand Wheels for Oneway:

Our striking and substantial custom hand wheels for the large Oneway lathe series befit the power, high quality, and status of Oneway's premium lathe models.  With 6" diameter and 1" thick smoothly radiused rim, they are a superb addition, as these lathes do not come with a hand wheel from the factory.  More comfortable, hand-friendly, and safer than having a faceplate serve as a hand wheel, they are a very important option for Oneway owners, as they provide additional safety and convenience for these lathes.  Of course, if you so choose, they are also ready to receive our standard Precision Vacuum Adapter which provides significantly more convenience and ease of use than the standard Oneway vacuum adapter.  Because the Precision Vacuum Adapter is "plug-and-play" into this hand wheel, switching to vacuum chucking requires only seconds - the hand wheel stays in place and the vacuum adapter just plugs in.  And, there is no interference with the use of other accessories like morse taper drives and knock-out bars.  Nothing could be easier, more convenient, or more efficient - saving you time and aggravation and enhancing your personal safety every time you need to employ vacuum chucks.

Hand wheel installed on a Oneway 2436 Precision Vacuum Adapter and Hand Wheel

Our Hand Wheels for Oneway are Available Separately on the Hand Wheels Page

We also offer a version of our quality accessory hand wheel for the Oneway 1018 model lathe.  This wheel replaces the factory wheel and serves as the recepticle for our Precision Vacuum Adapter, a "plug and play" device that makes switching to and from vacuum chucking a breeze instead of a chore.  At the same time, this hand wheel provides a more user-friendly grip surface and better leverage for changing chucks and other spindle mounted lathe accessories.

Vacuum-ready Hand Wheel for the Oneway 1018 lathe

Now Discontinued

Precision Vacuum Hubs

You might also be interested in our companion product, the Precision Vacuum Hub.  This billet aluminum hub is machined to exacting tolerances from aircraft quality aluminum stock, using state of the art CNC machining equipment.  Engineered to give years of service, the Precision Vacuum Hub allows the turner to utilize inexpensive Schedule 40 PVC 2-inch pipe Couplings to create interchangeable vacuum cups of varying sizes.

PM 3520, adapter installed

Precision Vacuum Hub for 1 1/4 x 8 spindle thread

Two views showing the Precision Vacuum Hub mounted on a Powermatic 3520B woodturning lathe

End view showing the face groove receiver for the 2" PVC couplings.  Note the O-ring at the bottom of the groove providing a positive vacuum seal. Side view showing the exceptional machining quality on all surfaces.  Note the six set screws that retain the vacuum cups.
Hub and Cups
Vacuum Hub and PVC pipe coupling Cups - various sizes available

This provides a low cost, high quality alternative to multiple sizes of individual vacuum chucks, while allowing the user to quickly move from one size cup to another.  The cups (2" PVC pipe couplings) are inserted into the precisely machined groove in the face of the hub, sealed by an O-ring in the bottom of the grove, and retained securely with 6 set screws around the perimeter.  Hubs are available in 1"x8, 1.25"x8, and M33x3.5 spindle thread sizes to accommodate most popular lathes.  Learn more about the Precision Vacuum Hub products on the vacuum hubs page.