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    New kind of metal vise.

    Hi

    I have been planning "Multipurpose vise" for a while.
    Here it is:



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    Video about making electric hydraulic jack and adds & attachments comes later

    Btw. I tried little different editing style. Indtead of speeding up the video. I made it shoter by showing "present" and the next step at the same time.
    If you watched the video, it would be nice to hear "did it work"?
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    Some big company is going to copy your ideas; guarantee they won't send you a penny. I like the jaw placement/ exchange feature and quick clamping action. Compared to a chinesium copy it will not crack either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Some big company is going to copy your ideas; guarantee they won't send you a penny. I like the jaw placement/ exchange feature and quick clamping action. Compared to a chinesium copy it will not crack either.
    Yeah. That's possible, but i use their ideas too.
    So, i think we get even at the end.

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    That half nut is a winner in my book. A toolmaker vise with quick secure hold is way different than a blacksmith or mechanics vise that gets beat, torqued, flame cut and who knows else.
    Woodworkers get the picture, but the flush jaws don't help us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    That half nut is a winner in my book. A toolmaker vise with quick secure hold is way different than a blacksmith or mechanics vise that gets beat, torqued, flame cut and who knows else.
    Woodworkers get the picture, but the flush jaws don't help us.
    Yep. That "ultimate" was just a kind of joke. There is so many different needs for different needs. There is no way to make one vise that could fill needs of the machinist to blacksmith.

    I just designeg this to improve regular bench vise on the home workshop. It can be used when you want to clamp something without leaving marks to it, or with higher force when it doesn't matter if workpiece gets scratched or not.
    Half nut solutions are just too weak when using more power. ( Clamping heavier parts etc )

    This allows to change different "tooling' for to make bends, clamp round / square tubings, ring rollers.. etc. To allow easier / faster upgrade & different uses.


    But, these are just my toughts. All that i can do here, is to share my toughts. Someone else things different way, or different tasks.

    It would have made video too long to show all possibilities.
    That's why part 2 comes later, of course some possibilities are the ones that needs to be imagined by the viewer itself.

    I have seen so many "ultimate" welding tables & workbenches.. none of them have been suitable to my needs. So, i think there's no way to make anykind of "ultimate" anything that would be perfect for every user.

    This is my "ultimate welding table"


    Would be little overkill for most, and too small for some.
    Lifts 38000 kg from 70cm to 240cm.
    Turns around 360 degrees.

    At home i use just whatever flat surface i found.

    Just an example of different needs. Best option is to hit the middle section, i think?
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    Made a longer handle.

    I had no suitable axle when i made the original one.

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    It was made with the same way.

    12mm axle, weld a piece of pipe to the other end. And grind weld smooth.


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    Another end is "turned" with a drill and angle grinder.
    ( Like seen on the video )

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    Rubber plug is nice for the hand

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