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    Acme taps are expensive. I just used 1/2x13 threaded rod for my jack screw. Max travel on my bandsaw vise is 6 inches. But when I am not using the screw I take it out. Sometimes I take the handle off too. It isn't in by a long winded thread. Have some fun, and make a speed jack screw.

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    Hello there pfred. I think I might just use that idea on my next vise.

    Cheers, Jr

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    It is a pleasure to use.

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    That is a quite clever way to do it. Something like the speed nuts that I like to use on the depth stops on my drill presses.



    Quote Originally Posted by pfredX1 View Post
    No, no, no, no, no. Where's the convenience in that? Make it like this 4x6 Bandsaw Vise Jackscrew
    Paul A.

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    I made one of those for my mill. I never used the stock nut on it. It took too long to turn it up and down. I use this speed nut all the time now. https://i.imgur.com/YKJTDTk.png

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    Thanks pfredX1! We've added your Speed Jack Screw to our Bandsaws category,
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