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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Items Wanted' started by KeepnitReel, Jan 21, 2016.
Looking for a decent mill vise. Thanks NWFA
Are you talking an X-Y vise for a drill press?
My mill has a x-y table. Just looking for decent true vise
And if I'm wishing right now. A 3-6" rotary table so I can start doing muzzle breaks too on my mill.
Cool, I was going to tell you that I got my X-Y vise at Harbor Freight. I have a vise similar your's but you can not bolt it down. I use it all the time. Thought I could help.
Website is down but will try back later.
Ya looking for a precision vise with less then 001 run out. Like a Kurt or something close to it. I've heard the older ones are better. Thanks for trying.
what do you mean by run out on a vise? flatness? Jaw rise on clamping?
I will have to check the condition of a Kurt I'm not using...
Ya the flatness of the vise jaws. Most Kurts are .001-.004. Kurts are good milling vises.
yeah they are great vises although I haven't used hard steel jaws in ages. I do have a small surface grinder to make them flat if needed.
I have a couple sets of parallel blocks I use now on a cheap mill vise I have. Just looking for a good deal on a nice mill vise. Almost all the kurt's and Wilton's have removable jaws to replace them. From 2" to 10".
I just make my own aluminum soft jaws and cut them for the project i'm running.
Buy a used older Kurt and rebuild it if needed. The rebuild kits are reasonable.
I went with a Kurt clone years ago--it was W-A-Y off of flat and parallel.
Luckily I had access to a surface grinder.
Thinking of picking up a small Kurt now for pistol slide work---
Hard to find without the prices being so close to a new one.