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WTB OTHER Mill vise

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Items Wanted' started by KeepnitReel, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Looking for a decent mill vise. Thanks NWFA
     
  2. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Are you talking an X-Y vise for a drill press?
     
  3. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    My mill has a x-y table. Just looking for decent true vise


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  4. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    And if I'm wishing right now. A 3-6" rotary table so I can start doing muzzle breaks too on my mill. ;)
     
  5. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    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.
     
  6. 70cyclone

    70cyclone Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  7. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  8. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    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.

     
  9. 70cyclone

    70cyclone Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    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...
     
  10. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Ya the flatness of the vise jaws. Most Kurts are .001-.004. Kurts are good milling vises.

     
  11. 70cyclone

    70cyclone Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    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.
     
  12. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    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".

     
  13. 70cyclone

    70cyclone Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just make my own aluminum soft jaws and cut them for the project i'm running.
     
  14. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    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---
     
  15. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Hard to find without the prices being so close to a new one.