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    Vises, Parallels & Springs...

    Many ways can retain parallels in a vise set-up. Normally the idea is they are supported during part changes, plus keeping swarf from getting underneath.
    I commonly retain them with an arched spring, using steel tape found on palletized shipments.
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    Common sizes are 1/2", 3/4" and 1" wide, add a couple leaves when more pressure is required.
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    Notice the trick for sawn material, to avoid the burr at the lower edges.
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    Narrower parallels on the outside give plenty of burr clearance. Saves a lot of time in multiple parts, first off by saving at least one de-burr on each.
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    Hi Toolmaker51
    Another great idea, really like it
    thank you for sharing
    The Home Engineer

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    Thanks Toolmaker51! We've added your Vise Spring to our Vises category,
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