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    Re-locatable vise handle

    I found my vise handle to be very annoying to use.
    Fixed it this way:



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    Some time ago someone posted something similar.
    Didn't absolutely understand everything what was made, because of my ability to understand spoken English.
    So i made this in my way.

    But, thanks for the idea!
    Last edited by Tuomas; 09-28-2020 at 12:09 PM.

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    Thanks Tuomas! We've added your Relocatable Vise Handle to our Vises category,
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    You might be thinking of this one: Simple Bench Vise Mod by Retro Steam Tech.

    Yours is a nice development of that idea. Multiple positions, plus the full-circumference groove instead of a detent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    You might be thinking of this one: Simple Bench Vise Mod by Retro Steam Tech.

    Yours is a nice development of that idea. Multiple positions, plus the full-circumference groove instead of a detent.
    Yep it was that. I tried to search " self centering vise handle" but it seems that i remembered it wrong.

    ..Also this version can be locked to its position.
    Last edited by Tuomas; 09-29-2020 at 07:40 PM.

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    Here is more info: https://www.instructables.com/Re-locatable-Vise-Handle/

    Grooves on the handle, are sharp edged.
    As is the head of the locking pin.
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    This keeps handle locked to its place, until pin is released.

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    New knob.

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    Congratulations Tuomas - your Relocatable Vise Handle is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    This is a significant upgrade on an idea from a previous winning tool, Retro Steam Tech's Vise Handle Modification, and was even upgraded again today. It will be interesting to see this idea progress; I wonder if one-handed adjustment is a feasible evolution.

    Some more good builds from this week:

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    Tuomas - you'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon (US-only), PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    This is your 13th Homemade Tool of the Week win. Here are all of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools. Congrats again



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    Thank you very much Jon.

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    No dispute a semi-fixed handle is worthwhile. Handle size partially determines whether friction or detent is needed, variables are in friction and area of contact. A detent can be 'tuned' also. Shallow is fine, trick is in shape of the plunger; whether contacting depth of groove or the edges, not both. When point touches, it locates easily with decent retention. When edges touch, that gets more positive. When both touch, contours cam out of place too easily. Another distinction is between ball or plunger detents; properly fitted, plungers have better alignment, where the sphere is forgiving.

    Anyway, clamping-wise once that is in place, the next best mod is loading the vise screw for near zero backlash. Take up thrust with short stiff coil spring and decent flat washers. The handle will stay in any clock position you need while jaws are open.
    Far easier than sprouting or grafting a third arm.
    Not to mention ensuing wardrobe issues.


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