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Saw vise trick
« on: September 22, 2012, 05:07:26 PM »
If you need to cut a small piece of stock in the saw that can't be held because the moveable jaw is pivoting use a jack.  In the attached pictures I needed to cut a piece of stock that would have been impossible to hold in the vise.  I have some 1" dia bar stock that I centerdrilled and tapped 1/4-20 that I use as machinist jacks.  (I made a couple 1" long and a couple 2" long.)  I stacked them together and adjusted the bolt to match the width of the stock that I was cutting.  This prevents the moveable jaw from pivoting and holds the stock tightly for sawing. 

This trick also allows the movable jaw to be adjusted for a crooked face or odd shape on the stock.  If you look carefully in the pictures; you can see that the movable jaw is slightly cocked to compensate for the non parallel faces of the stock.
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