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Offline toolznthings

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Custom Parallel for the Mill Vise
« on: August 15, 2016, 03:13:32 PM »
Hi All,

I frequently use my vise with the jaws mounted to hold wide parts. When using the removable hard jaw plate mounted to the operator side of the movable front jaw
a parallel of the same thickness as the movable jaw helps to provide a solid seat near the fixed jaw. Since the front jaw " floats " the parallel provides an additional
spot to insure the part seats solid when tapping down. The difference is notable with the parallel in place.
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Brian

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Re: Custom Parallel for the Mill Vise
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 11:26:23 PM »
Very clever Brian!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
I can see that is making a big difference holding a wide part.


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Re: Custom Parallel for the Mill Vise
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 12:26:12 AM »
That's a good idea Brian; I don't recall ever seeing a milling vise where the jaw plate/s don't sit right down on the bed of the vise.

Dave

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Re: Custom Parallel for the Mill Vise
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 02:02:03 AM »
Hi Dave,

I have the jaws flipped in the high position otherwise they are down tight on the bed of the vise in their normal position.
All Kurt vise jaws flip in two positions, also. I was holding a vacuum chuck in the vise and turned the jaws to get a higher grip.
That's why you see the gap.

Brian
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Brian

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Re: Custom Parallel for the Mill Vise
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 02:23:25 AM »
Well that is my new fact for today. Never thought about high/ low position of the jaws. Interesting!

Bill