RE: [mill_drill] Vises- Kurt Clones-- 6 in or 4 in.?
- I normally do not use the rotating base, but if the object that you are
clamping requires that the vise be mounted sideways, you need the base. The
center-to-center distance of the mounting holes on the vise is wider than
the table is deep.
From: Bruce Simpson [mailto:editor@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: [mill_drill] Vises- Kurt Clones-- 6 in or 4 in.?
On 12 Aug 01, at 19:55, Paul R. Hvidston wrote:
> I've got the 4" Kurt clone with the rotating base, and that's just about
> as big as I'd care to go. Any bigger and I'll never be able to lift it
> onto the mill when (if ever) I retire. I also picked up a cheap 8" rotary
> table and that too is as big as I'd care to go.
Have you ever used the rotary base on your vise?
Once I took it off it never went back on.
I found mine to be bothing but dead weight -- hell, if I want to rotate
the vice I'll stick it on the rotary table.
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- I solved this problem by placing a shim behing the fixed jaw. It is a
very dumb design and the Small griz suffer from the problem, that is
what have a small Griz..
The shim is nearly 1/4 inch thick and is basically the same size and
shape as the jaws. You can also make a thicker soft jaw and solve the
--- In mill_drill@y..., flagstaff11010@y... wrote:
> Its hard to explain but here goes. The vice sits on "ways" that are
> machined . Well on one side, the side that does not travel the "
> are not all the way to the end. This does not let you put a .125
> paralle on that side. Otherword if I do the paralles would be at
> different hights. I can take a digital pic if anyone wants to see
> this .