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Vise Handle Question
« on: January 27, 2019, 02:01:31 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with one of these alternate vise handle from Edge Technology. Thinking of one of there rather that a spider or speed type handle. I have been pleased with the other Edge items I have but any input or experience with one of these would be appreciated.

http://www.penntoolco.com/edge-2-position-vise-handle-50-000/

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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 03:20:21 PM »
It certainly looks good!    Im looking for something similar.    I think my vise is 3/4.
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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 03:43:29 PM »
They seem to make good stuff Dave. I like that it has a magnet on the back too, easy storage, just stick it on the mill table when not on the vise. Price seems reasonable too.

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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 04:11:13 PM »
Looks good     ill probably order one.    The stock swivel handle is slow! And i keep bashing the Y axis handle with it.
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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 04:41:04 PM »
I agree, though I will keep it for those times more torque may be needed. But with a 6" vise and model size parts, this should be enough. Hoping to hear from someone that has had on a while to see how the hex hole wears being aluminum.

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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 04:46:21 PM »
I agree, though I will keep it for those times more torque may be needed. But with a 6" vise and model size parts, this should be enough. Hoping to hear from someone that has had on a while to see how the hex hole wears being aluminum.

Bill

Agreed, though my 4 inch vise VERY rarely gets reefed down...im more worried about cfushing the part!
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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 06:45:26 PM »
We have this type of handle (different manufacturer-same design) on all our vises in the school shop.
They work well-if you need a little more tightness, just tap it with a dead blow hammer.
It also keeps the vise handle from catching on the Y ways and jamming the machine when moving in X.
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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 06:54:55 PM »
We have this type of handle (different manufacturer-same design) on all our vises in the school shop.
They work well-if you need a little more tightness, just tap it with a dead blow hammer.
It also keeps the vise handle from catching on the Y ways and jamming the machine when moving in X.
 Scott

My handle doesnt hit while moving the table.  It hits as i swing the vice wrench.    Its just so oversized.
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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 08:16:50 PM »
Thanks Scott!

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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 08:49:04 PM »
I've found that sliding T handle socket wrenches with appropriate socket work well in my shop for vise handles.  Half inch drive works well on my 6 inch Kurt and 3/8 drive seems right on my 4 inch vise.  With the handle in mid position, it is easy to spin and does not interfere with the ways.

The Edge Technology wrenches do look nice.

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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2019, 10:43:21 PM »
Well for $20 plus shipping I think I will give it a try.

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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 12:17:22 AM »
Glacern says my vise is 9/16" hex....I'll check :wallbang:

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Yes it is 9/16.     :hammerbash:
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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2019, 12:41:06 AM »
Hmmmmm....you can always print an insert, would only be 3/32 per side but doable.

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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2019, 01:03:23 AM »
Meh....I went with one of these.....

I don't need more projects....

http://www.penntoolco.com/top-quality-vise-speed-handles/



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Re: Vise Handle Question
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2019, 01:47:31 AM »
 That was my original plan but want to try one of these. If it doesn't work out this will be the backup.

Bill