Your http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...ng-table-27312 makes me think: what about constructing a vise like this in aluminum?
morsa (Nov 6, 2016)
Thanks Morsa, I love the idea of this small work station with all the possibilities. I've got a couple of small carving projects in the wings and was thinking of using my Panavise 396 but being able to hold the piece flat with pins or clamps is great.
Thanks for all the great ideas, guys! ~PJ
Morsa and PJs,
The PanaVise Wide Opening Head with the soft rubber jaws has been one of favorite vises for over forty years when it comes to holding small and hard to hold delicate parts even though the jaws are designed for larger work like printed circuit boards (also excellent way to hold PCB when using a vacuum de-soldering tool).
#308 weighted base and makes it stable as heck and still portable. My neoprene jaws finally died a couple of years ago and got replacements from Amazon.
Thanks, PJs and Paul Jones.
That PanaVise looks great, but since I don't have one I'll keep using this mini-vise.
By the way, sometime ago I was tempted to buy the Dremel multi-vise (DREMEL® Multi-Vise (2500)), which is cheaper. Any opinion about this vise?
PJs (Nov 9, 2016)
The negative reviews on Amazon...
seem to indicate that it is made mostly of easily-broken plastic.
I have both models of the Panavise as well as the universal ball base...
and table clamp...
All this Panavise equipment is made completely of metal and is very sturdy.
My advice is get the Panavise and forget the Dremel vise.
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