9824Re: Milling vise size for a RF-45 type machine?
- Apr 1 10:45 AM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ilyashor" <shor@s...> wrote:
I use 6" vise purchased from pitstools (or something like that) off
eBay for less than $100 (69? Don't remember exactly) Its Chinese boat
anchor, more than a hundred pounds. It has a swivel base that can be
removed although I didn't have such a need.
The vise itself is surprisingly good. No problems at all getting work
done with less than 1 thousands precision, easy to work with, good
holding power. With jaws closed its very difficult to spot the line
between the jaws, they look and feel like a single solide piece of steel.
It overhangs a bit on DM-45, but this is not a problem. I would highly
recommend that vise to everybody.
N.B. Past performance doesn't guarantee future results, YMMV :)) I
don't know if all those vise are that good or I just was lucky to get
a good one...
> Greetings the Enlightened ones,
> What size milling vise would you use on a RF-45 dovetail column
> machine (Rong Fu RF-45, DM-45 from Penn Tool, Grizzly G0519,
> ZAY7045FG from Lathemaster, etc.)?
> Does the "bigger is better" rule work here, too?
> Any specific features/brands you would recommend or avoid?
> I am about to buy one of these machines and necessary accessories.
> Thanks in advance,
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