Axminster Woodturning Evolution SK100 Chuck


Key features

Designed, developed and manufactured entirely in Axminster, UK. Using the latest CNC production techniques our woodturning chuck systems are machined from one piece of stainless steel; giving you accuracy worthy of super precision status. Unique to our Evolution Chuck systems, the rear of the chuck is flat and the gearing is fully enclosed within the chuck. This not only helps to protect the mechanism inside but also ensures that the chuck is as close as possible to the lathe's spindle bearings; helping to eliminate vibration and increasing the accuracy of your turning. A square key allows for a more positive engagement with the scroll.

Made in Britain, Axminster Lifetime Guarantee

Made in Axminster, UK

Designed, developed, and manufactured entirely in our state of the art manufacturing facility in Axminster. This gives us complete control in ensuring the chucks we produce are supreme in terms of quality, accuracy, and longevity.

Easy to handle

The 100mm diameter size means this chuck fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, making it easier to handle and manoeuvre.

Resistant to corrosion

All our chucks are manufactured entirely from stainless steel; this eliminates any chance of them corroding, either from condensation in a cold workshop or the sap from green wood.

Easy to operate

Three hardened pinions ensure the chuck is always accessible, from any angle, to tighten with the key. In addition, the key has a square end for a positive location in the pinion and easy operation.

Smooth performer

The 50mm deep design enables it to sit as close to the headstock bearings as the mandrel will allow. This unique, compact design minimises vibration and gives a much smoother turn, allowing for faster and cleaner cuts. Not only is this extremely important when turning large hollow forms, it’s also good engineering practice and does not overload or test the bearings in any way.

Take on a variety of projects

Fully compatible with our extensive range of woodturning jaws and accessories, the chuck allows you to take on a variety of turning project designs and blanks.

Our Lifetime Guarantee

The Axminster Woodturning Lifetime Guarantee is available on both Axminster Woodturning SK100 and SK114 Evolution Chuck Systems. We’re so confident in the manufactured quality of our chucks that, in the unlikely event a fault should occur, we cover all parts and labour free of charge for five years!

Axminster Lifetime Guarantee

Decades in Development


Axminster Tools first marketed the 4 Jaw Self Centering Chuck for woodturners.


Axminster Tools designed and first manufactured the premium engineered Light Duty Chuck, right here in Axminster, UK.


The Evolution SK114 Chuck is introduced to the Axminster Woodturning range; the first chuck to be made entirely from stainless steel. It was the start of a new generation of true British made, quality engineered products that have evolved and been carefully manufactured with pride in Axminster, Devon.


Today Axminster Tools is proud to offer the Axminster Woodturning brand; a unique collection of woodturning chucks and the most extensive range of jaws available on the market. All are made from stainless steel. The latest addition is the Evolution SK100 Chuck; with all the same features as the SK114 but the smaller size fits perfectly in the palm of the hand making it easier for users to handle and ensuring it can be used on small lathes

Celebrating 50 years of Axminster Tools

With celebrations including our Special Edition 50h Anniversary Woodturning Chuck, we couldn’t let this milestone pass without taking a look back at how far we’ve come. Who better to tell the Axminster Tools story than the family who started it all? Watch their story here.


Enjoy your turning even more

Discover our Axminster Woodturning Chuck Packages; everything you need to start turning. Available with either our SK100 Clubman Chuck or SK100 and SK114 Evolution Chucks. The kits give you the ability to mount blanks for initial turning all the way through to the final completion of a well-executed project!

Chuck package