Custom Solutions

If you can imagine it, we can build it. Gator Lathe Chucks come in a variety of standard designs, but if an "off-the-shelf" option won't cut it, we've got you covered. Because we produce our own chucks and have an in-house superstar engineering team, we can create custom solutions for practically any special application.

Our capabilities extend to both Independent and Self Centering Scroll chucks, 2, 3, 4 and 6 jaw executions with chuck diameters ranging from 3” – 50”. Body material options include Cast Iron, Cast Steel, and Forged Steel.

If you need help choosing a chuck or need a custom solution, contact us and we"ll be happy to help.

Non-Standard Thru Hole

Non-Standard Thru HoleThreading large diameter pipe where a larger thru-hole is required? Have an application that requires a closed thru-hole? Many turning and milling applications demand chucks with non-standard thru-holes. Gator can produce independent and scroll chucks with non-standard thru-holes in Cast Iron, Cast Steel and Forged Steel bodies for medium and heavy-duty applications.

Special Jaw Configuration

Today's turning and milling operations along with workpiece surface configurations many times require jaws that exceed standard jaw capabilities; applications requiring smooth or sharp serrations and/or special length, width and radius sizes can be produced and supplied with a Gator Chuck, or can be supplied as an add-on for a chuck you already have.

Non-Standard T-Slot

Gator provides all standard spindle mounts and chuck diameters as in stock items, but can also produce direct mount chucks, adapters or baseplates to fit your special application.

Special Lubricant Options

Keeping your Gator chuck running right in extreme conditions may have to rely heavily on how effectively you keep it lubricated. If you need it, we can supply it!

Modified Mounting Options

Beyond standard mounting options, Gator chucks can be produced for your special lathe, table, indexer, tailstock or fixture mounting requirements. We can supply your special mounting system as a direct mount option or we can supply special baseplates and adapters that will work with one of our plain back chucks.