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  • A very simple vise

    posted by mbvillela on 03/11/2013
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    The price and the size are perfect! A very cheap tool and a very small one. Perfect for small things that does not require too much forces to do the work.

    Cons:

    This is a very, very simple vise. Not for users with great expectations because it is a small and not so perfect vise. The screw used to clamp the vise to a table is so short that a still do not have anyplace im my house that fits it. Its finishing is very poor and its parts does not fit properly. Opening its jaws is easy but to close it is another history, the rails are not weel machined and the jaws wobble too much.

    OtherThoughts:

    I am still looking for a table so thin so I can clamp this vise. If its clamping system had just 3 to 5 mm more it would fit in a normal table but it is not so.

    Bottomline:

    Aluminum keep its price and weight down, but does not have the resiliency needed in a tool like that. I wonder how many days it will be useful to me.

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