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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

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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2022, 10:39 AM »
Again, couldn't resist.



I've been hunting for a nice low profile Versa Vise to complement the older, tall vise. So many junk ones (mostly damaged jaws) hit eBay with inflated prices I was beginning to think I was outa luck. Someone else did the restoration on this one then decided they liked their tall one better and listed this. <$200 on my doorstep, which I consider fair value.

Surprised by how much beefier it is than its taller cousin.



RMW
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2022, 12:07 PM »
Nice Richard...🙏🙏🙏...really nice. That's the last model that Will-Burt manufactured before Gaydash took over the production and tried their hand at cost cutting.  [sad]

I really like the finish on it, is that painted? It almost looks like a hammer tone finish.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2022, 12:41 PM »
Nice Richard...🙏🙏🙏...really nice. That's the last model that Will-Burt manufactured before Gaydash took over the production and tried their hand at cost cutting.  [sad]

I really like the finish on it, is that painted? It almost looks like a hammer tone finish.

@Cheese seller said it was Hammerite Hammered Bronze. I'm not familiar with the product but it is really nice. He also found a replica sticker, overall I think I scored with this one.

Sadly, I think I've accepted that I'll never end up with a use for the large Morgan 200 I posted earlier. Removing the big rolling MFT cart was the best change I've made to the shop but it leaves me with no place for it. I'll probably offer it here soon, it's a really nice specimen.

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

Offline Cheese

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2022, 12:55 PM »
@Cheese seller said it was Hammerite Hammered Bronze. I'm not familiar with the product but it is really nice. He also found a replica sticker, overall I think I scored with this one.

Thanks for that Richard...The interesting thing with Hammerite paint is it's formulated to be applied directly to metal without using a primer. It sounds very similar in that respect to POR 15 that can be applied over rust.

Offline Imemiter

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2022, 01:02 PM »
Love my Versa Vise! My FiL found it at an estate sale along with the three mounts and pipe clampers. I've also got a Record woodworking vise that's been a lot harder to find space for in my tiny shop. 

Offline Cheese

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2022, 01:30 PM »
Try this operation just using Festool Clamping Elements.  [tongue]


Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Coming to grips with my vises...
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2022, 02:26 PM »
"Versa"tile indeed. They are probably the last vises I would part with.

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