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Nice - gonna do it - I even think I have some threaded ball-detent units.
Super useful idea - the kids have all gotten blood-blisters on their fingers from the handle on the big Reed vise sliding down - I'd just put O-rings on the handle ends as cushions, but this is far better.
Forrest in Atlanta
I used to have a huge Prentice vice that I pretzeled the bail so many times I replaced it with a length of 7/8" stress prof and that was without a grove or detent in the middle. And like Forrest said the ball ends would draw blood when dropping
Never try to tell me it can't be done
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Thanks guys. It's not my original idea, I have seen some American made vices which come with this feature. I just wish I'd done it years ago! I think the O-ring idea would work ok on lighter vices but wouldn't give you the freedom of movement of the handle that this does.
Last edited by Retro Steam Tech; 05-02-2020 at 02:16 AM.
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