The Nova Infinity Approaches

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At the recent AWFS (which I will get to one year – the US Wood show in Las Vegas), Nova got to show off their new Infinity system. This is now about to hit the shelves, at least in the US before permeating out around the world.

The Infinity system is Nova’s quick change system for chuck jaws. I have seen some other systems out there already, and frankly they looked a bit scary, especially with a bit of use, time, and wear. Nova’s system is a different kettle of fish altogether, which will be great to see in the flesh (so to speak).

If you already have some Nova chucks, you are not stuck with ‘old technology’. Existing chucks can have their sliders replaced to turn them into Infinity chucks, and existing jaws can be upgraded as well with a retro fit kit (I’ll double check that) (**Confirmed**)

Like me, you may choose to only upgrade some of your chucks, and jaws, leaving some permanently configured, given you already have them set and ready to go. Such as the Power Jaws on my Titan chuck, and a set of Cole Jaws on a SuperNova2 chuck.

If you don’t have an existing Nova chuck, or want another, there is an Infinity chuck coming out, and Infinity jaw sets to match.

Can’t wait to try them out, making jaw changes so much easier!

4 Responses

  1. Hi Stu
    Please enlighten me as to the difference between say this new Nova Chuck is different to shall we say the Easy Chuck which I assume is what you are referring to in your comment as I have not seen any other quick change chucks out there in the market.

    ” I have seen some other systems out there already, and frankly they looked a bit scary, especially with a bit of use, time, and wear. Nova’s system is a different kettle of fish altogether, which will be great to see in the flesh (so to speak)”.

    Now I have a couple of Easy Chucks and from what I see in the Nova video it looks like a copy of the method that Easy Wood Tools use. Now like you I have not seen, in the physical sense, the Nova to make a comparison but the Easy Chuck does what it says on the box and is a well made product, so please can you explain your comment or are you implying that the Nova will also be scary?
    Regards
    Roger

  2. Hi Roger – good question, and I’ll do a separate post to try to show it better. I can assure you though, that Nova’s system is not a copy, and has been in development for a long time. Not sure how long the Easy Chuck one has been around, but it could conceivably have been a response to, and gotten to the market before the Nova one was finished. Not that I have anything to base that on.

  3. Hi Stu
    I will check out with my friends at Easy Wood how long ago they started their development. Up until early August I was their UK distributor, I sold the business and took semi-retirement, at 71 I am not ready for full retirement, as I am now getting into CNC as I still represent Legacy Woodworking in Europe and around the world http://www.simply.woodworking.com is my new business.

    Have you tried CNC?
    Regards
    Roger

    PS How far are you from Grahame Waterson and Professional Woodworking Supplies

    • PWS is about a 10 minute drive from my place – very dangerous!

      I’ve been experimenting with CNC recently on a borrowed CNC Shark Pro. Offers a LOT of potential, and no doubt will have a CNC machine in the workshop at some point to complement my current range of tools.

      I’ve now posted some additional information about the quick release systems, and my personal comparison of the two concepts. Happy to discuss further. Please note, my original article did not make mention of any other specific brand, so the new article is a direct response to the question posed above, which is why it includes reference to the Easy Chuck brand.

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