This FAQ article is about how to lock the spindle in place in order to remove the chuck from the spindle. 


The index wheel or pin may get damaged unintentionally during the use of the lathe which may make the removal of the chuck very difficult. 

This article shows 2 different ways to hold the spindle in place in order to remove the chuck so you will have to select the one which would be 

suitable for your situation. 


The methods shown are for when: 

  1. Index pin is damaged 
  2. Index wheel is damaged