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Offline Cheese

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2022, 11:38 PM »
What kind of holder secures a square ended tap?

The Lisle tap holder sockets are the same as the Snap-on version, just priced at a 50% discount.  [big grin]  Lisle manufactures these for Snap-on.

This positive socket drive stuff always makes me nervous because I've had my share of hardened taps being broken off in various materials...and that is always a huge PITA.


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Offline Cheese

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2022, 11:59 PM »
@Cheese  MSC has a big selection of the thread forming taps.

Hey Ron, thanks for the heads-up, I ran across that today after I read Richard's post.

I decided to investigate this new thread forming technology today on the MSC website.

When I first looked at it about 4-5 years ago MSC said there were about 100 thread forming taps available to purchase.

Today they said there were over 8000 taps available...how the world turns in just 4-5 years.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2022, 11:07 AM »


Dang! I just realized that you flipped a vise over to get the tail vise, brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

RMW

The toolmaker's vise is now back in stock! https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/workshop/workbenches/vises/110469-toolmakers-vise?item=70G1115

At $29.50 Cdn, it's pretty much the cheapest in the market, based on my previous research. I missed it last time, and I'm getting one now.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2022, 11:09 AM by ChuckS »

Offline Cheese

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2022, 11:17 AM »

The toolmaker's vise is now back in stock! https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/workshop/workbenches/vises/110469-toolmakers-vise?item=70G1115

At $29.50 Cdn, it's pretty much the cheapest in the market, based on my previous research. I missed it last time, and I'm getting one now.

That’s a really handy item Chuck…I keep a Palmgren version on the drill press table permanently. Just used it yesterday for drilling small aluminum parts. Dinner winner.  [smile]

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2022, 02:26 PM »
For anyone looking for a really nice quick action drill vice there's a 3" Heinrich on eBay ending tonight. Bid is $75 now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275354030133?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=EmErz5ujTIK&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=lLON-PEHQ8S&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

I'd be bidding myself but a similar Yuasa is heading towards me now.

RMW
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Offline rst

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2022, 04:25 PM »
The 6" Grizzly G5761 like I have is on sale right now for $138.37...not including shipping.  I also have their smaller 4" one G5760 that I use on my small bench drill press.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2022, 05:01 PM »
Very happy with the latest addition to the fleet. I was waffling on buying a 3" but it's as much vise as the little drill press can handle.







Turns out it's made (or simply sold?) by Yuasa, label has just fallen off. The finish is original & it grips like a pit bull. Should have taken the quick action plunge sooner.

FWIW, the Homecraft DP is a late 50's sibling of Walker Turner which Rockwell acquired. Found it on CL years ago for $100 & it still had the cardboard sleeve on the post. Great little machine.

RMW

As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!