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Re: [GrizHFMinimill] Re: vise measurements

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  • Shawn Greacen
    guy s,the 4 vice is not for my mini mill!!! heck,i hav nt even got the mini running yet! the 4 er is for my large mill.a friend of mine who owns a cnc is
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 1, 2009
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      guy's,the 4" vice is not for my mini mill!!! heck,i hav'nt even got the mini running yet!
      the 4"er is for my large mill.a friend of mine who owns a cnc is making me a 1" tooling
      plate to cover my mill table.i need the exact measurments of the 4" k-type vise so he can
      incorporatethe mount points on the tooling plate.this way i can clamp any/everything i want
      directly to the plate.i'll show pics once its mounted!!
      i am also making my own plate for my mini mill.using 1/2" aluminum. once i get the new transponder
      soldered in place i will use the x2 as a precision drill press after i surface the tool plate for it.i mainly
      mill titanium and cpm steels,so the mini mill's wont do much for me! but will drill fine holes i'm sure!
      So again,if anyone has the vice i posted in the first powst,please let me know the measurments, center
      to center of the two mount points.thanks guys!

      On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:07 PM, Cliff. Johnston <moments-in-time@...> wrote:

      I bought a 4" Kurt-like vise from some outfit and use it on my drill press.  I love it there.
      "May the best you've ever seen,
       Be the worst you'll ever see;"
      from A Scots Toast by Allan Ramsay
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:39 PM
      Subject: Re: [GrizHFMinimill] Re: vise measurements

      I use a 4 inch screwless vise that I got from Enco on my Mini Mill.
      For my use its the correct size.
      John Matttis

      --- On Tue, 3/31/09, lhbakeland <digitaltorque@...> wrote:
      From: lhbakeland <digitaltorque@...>
      Subject: [GrizHFMinimill] Re: vise measurements
      To: GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 7:25 PM

      From my experience with all types of mini and micro mills including the X2 down to the Proxxon MF70, most beginners buy a larger vise than they will actually need. A 3 inch screwless is the largest I'd recommend. A 2-1/2" Enco is a good usable size. For me, I prefer the 2 inch.

      Four inches sould small. But the whole thing is huge, when you clamp it to the table on the X2 mini mill.

      Anything larger, I clamp to the table using clamping fixtures.

      Hope this helps,


      --- In GrizHFMinimill@ yahoogroups. com, Larry Symms <lsymms@...> wrote:
      > It's actually believable: I have the 3" version of this vice and the
      > mounts are about 6.5". It 'fits' under the X2 quill but forget jobber
      > drills in a chuck. Not unless you remove the swivel base (something
      > I'll probably be doing).
      > Shawn Greacen wrote:
      > > The 4" vise is going on my big hogger!!! for some reason i have a hard
      > > time believing
      > > that the mounts are close to 9" apart!! my other 4" vise is only 6"
      > >
      > > On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:41 PM, elv0000 <elv000@...
      > > <mailto:elv000@ ...>> wrote:
      > >
      > > I was under the impression the 4" vice like that would not fit on
      > > the mini mill? (4" quick action or screwlwss would otherwise 3"
      > > for the rest?)
      > >
      > > Regds
      > > Elv
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In GrizHFMinimill@ yahoogroups. com
      > > <mailto:GrizHFMinim ill%40yahoogroup s.com>, "balibalistic"
      > > <balibalistic@ > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Guys,i have a friend making me a large fixture plate for my big
      > > and mini mill. i just ordered this small vise,but dont know the
      > > exact distance between two mounting points. i need to have these
      > > added to my fixture plate.
      > > >
      > > > can anyone who has this vise tell me the exact distance between
      > > the two bolt down points??
      > > >
      > > > http://busybeetools .ca/cgi-bin/ picture10? NTITEM=B2250
      > > <http://busybeetools .ca/cgi-bin/ picture10? NTITEM=B2250>
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >

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