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Offline Holmz

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2016, 01:18 PM »
Thanks @Tinker - I'll take a look on the weekend.

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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2016, 10:17 AM »
Another MFT and Zyliss vice.
The Zyliss vice is genius and incredibly versatile.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2016, 06:22 AM »
@Woodwork Wizard  I like your setup, especially your table.  Unfortunately, when i enlarge, I get only a black hole.  Don't know if from my end or from FOG end.

I have not measured, but in mounting my Zyliss to my MFT/3, the clamps are opened to max and if doing a lot of filing or cutting, the clamps will come lose in time. Your table leaves plenty of room to take full advantage of the Zyliss clamps and they should never come lose from the vibrations of whatever work you are doing.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2016, 08:06 AM »
The Zyliss vice is very versatile, especially with the additional extras available for it, it's portable and can be set up anywhere. It's the Swiss army knife of vices. On my 8'x4' bench it can hold pieces about 7' long when used upside down. I've not had a problem with it working its way loose when in use, though I wouldn't say it is for really heavy duty work. Makes a good prop for holding things up when attached to a batten too.

These two YouTube videos show most of its versatility, though this is an exact copy of the original Swedish made Zyliss Profi-King, but all components are interchangeable between them.


Offline yworkcb

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2016, 09:33 AM »
   Thanks for the Video links !

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2016, 09:43 AM »
I have had my Zyllis for a loooong time.  If this thread inspires anyone I would suggest that people check out craigslist and eBay.  Lots of them out there for sale at far less than what I paid back in '86 or so.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2016, 06:04 PM »
A quick aside:

I recently received a Vunder Vise from eBay that I got for a decent price.  I thought it looked identical from the pics (and thought the claim it was unused since purchased in 1982 was hopeful) but now I see the dreaded “made in Taiwan” stamped into it. 

Anyone know if this knockoff is going to give me more of a headache than not?  I was trying to sneak past the prices of the zyliss vises currently on eBay, but alas, now I am afraid this is just going to be a disappointment... but I am eager to set it up on my mft/3 along the lines of what I have seen here.

Thanks in advance for the thoughts.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2016, 08:20 PM »
Check your PM. I think you will like it. As I said in the PM the fit and finish is not at the same level as the Zyliss but the Vunder vise travels with me when I'm not working in the shop.
I can't believe this thread came back to life lately. Until a couple of weeks ago the last post was 2011. I still use the same setup and am very happy with it.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2016, 06:45 AM »
i had my Zyliss tucked away for a few years as well.  Recently, i was making handle scales for a couple of knives I was gong to give to my son and daughter for Christmas presents.  Clamping those scales to my MFT or iether of my two vices on other benches just was not working.  I found that old Zyliss, dragged it out and was able to clamp to the end of my MFT/3. It worked like a charm, but kept coming lose.  I found it would hold with a wedge in the upper trougth (the 45º).  It worked even better with clamping to a piece of 2X which in turn was camped to one of my more stable work benches. It worked so well I now have my zyliss on an open shelf very handy to just grab, clamp almost anywhere and saw, file and any number of uses.  The one thing i do not do with that vice is t hammer on it.  I have no idea how hard a blow it can take before breaking.  I do not want to find out.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2016, 05:13 PM »
If I were to get a zyliss off ebay, which one/model should I look for?  It looks like there are several different ones, and its hard to figure out from the pics what the exact differences are.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2016, 05:38 PM »
the Zyliss Profit was the high end model sold at the woodworking shows.  most popular and probably lowest price.  Look for those who don't know hat they have.  You will find many uses for it.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2016, 06:25 PM »
Thanks Peter.

the Zyliss Profit was the high end model sold at the woodworking shows.  most popular and probably lowest price.  Look for those who don't know hat they have.  You will find many uses for it.

Peter
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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2016, 05:04 AM »
The Zyliss is the original Swiss made vice and I think is about 70 years old. The "Profi-King" is the model I have but I have no idea if Zyliss made any others. If you see one going cheap on eBay go for it. Very versatile and portable.


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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2019, 12:47 PM »
Hi Boatman,

Your pics are no longer showing -- can you repost or send to me?  Curious on zyliss attachment and then the drawer you said you made.  Thanks!

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2019, 04:51 AM »
Hi Boatman,

Your pics are no longer showing -- can you repost or send to me?  Curious on zyliss attachment and then the drawer you said you made.  Thanks!

@Boatman hasn't been active here since 2016, but I did have the images from the first post saved so have re-attached them below. There was a catastrophic failure of the software used to host the forum some time ago and many images were lost.

Bear in mind that's an MFT 1080 and not an MFT/3, but I'm sure it will give you some ideas.










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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2019, 12:13 PM »
Thanks Garry for reposting those. The pics were on Photobucket and I haven’t used that in a while. Thanks to the software emailing me about the post I’m back if there are are any questions.
I kind of lost interest in the FOG as Festool upgraded the line to newer tools and made mine obsolete.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2019, 01:11 PM »
Welcome back Jim!

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2019, 01:27 PM »
Thanks Gary for reposting those. The pics were on Photobucket and I haven’t used that in a while. Thanks to the software emailing me about the post I’m back if there are are any questions.
I kind of lost interest in the FOG as Festool upgraded the line to newer tools and made mine obsolete.
Jim

They still work just like they did back in the day. I have a FESTO AT65 that still works great, and requires less guide rail length to make the cut too.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2019, 01:34 PM »
Thanks for the welcome, Garry.
Yes, Michael mine still work as they should. Which is why I never needed to upgrade. So any thing I might do, like the table extension on this thread seemed less relevant as this extrusion was discontinued just a couple of months after I bought it.
As a boatbuilder most of my work is done with hand tools and I just spent more and more time on hand tool forums.
I’ll stick around though and see if I’m any use.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2019, 04:28 PM »
I have had my Zyllis for a loooong time.  If this thread inspires anyone I would suggest that people check out craigslist and eBay.  Lots of them out there for sale at far less than what I paid back in '86 or so.

Peter

Found this old thread - I had been looking for one and found that they weren't available in the US - looked on eBay and found a new one in the box for $100, can't wait to get it. I do so much on the MFT/3 that I wish I could clamp on better - this affords a good solution, I think.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2019, 04:33 PM »
Hi Boatman,

Your pics are no longer showing -- can you repost or send to me?  Curious on zyliss attachment and then the drawer you said you made.  Thanks!

@Boatman hasn't been active here since 2016, but I did have the images from the first post saved so have re-attached them below. There was a catastrophic failure of the software used to host the forum some time ago and many images were lost.

Bear in mind that's an MFT 1080 and not an MFT/3, but I'm sure it will give you some ideas.

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Posted above also, but these pics are really helpful. I had been trying to sort out a vice solution for the MFT/3, which is my main work bench. This is a good idea -

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2019, 06:18 PM »
I actually was looking for a second set the other week and the deals on ebay from those who don't know are pretty low.

Peter

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2019, 08:36 PM »
Horse trade  for a #3 or #4 stanley hand plane......or....?

A little dusty but still functional. 

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2019, 05:02 PM »
I have one, possibly two of these somewhere. In honesty I’ve never used them that much but, I didn’t have MFT’s and mobile set ups like I have now, when I bought them. I also have plenty of bench vices.
I can see they would be a handy edition with the MFT’s etc though.