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Hi Harry

You should check out the new ones they have out now

This is a low price one but it's well made
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I only have the July 2011 Rockler catalogue which doesn't show a milling vise. I'm not sure if you refer to one like this, or a cross vise. If the latter and it's made in China, unless there has been vast improvements in the manufacture of the cross vises in the last few years, I'd avoid them like the plague. I bought one some years ago and it had so much play when changing direction as to be useless for milling. I only used it as a drilling vise for wood and gave it away to a friend when I bought this mill/drill with a substantial XY table.



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"So if you have one tell us about it, if you have someone elses (same general price point) tell us about it."

Whilst these vises have their place, in my view, they're not much good for close order drilling. So, I made a fence that is infinitely adjustable, has stops left & right (right one not shown) and for in/out (not shown). And to take care of the 12 freedoms of work piece slip/slide/up/down & its 3 rotational components there are toggles that keep the work isolated. Front and back views.
Can drill to a mil (.001") with this setup. May do you little good but it does explain a real alternative that works.
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Hi Pat

I work with wood most of the time and I don't need the .001 thing, most of the time and I use a Bob R. rubber ruler, with just a little pull on the ruler it's dead on..

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"So if you have one tell us about it, if you have someone elses (same general price point) tell us about it."

Whilst these vises have their place, in my view, they're not much good for close order drilling. So, I made a fence that is infinitely adjustable, has stops left & right (right one not shown) and for in/out (not shown). And to take care of the 12 freedoms of work piece slip/slide/up/down & its 3 rotational components there are toggles that keep the work isolated. Front and back views.
Can drill to a mil (.001") with this setup. May do you little good but it does explain a real alternative that works.



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Hi Harry

You should check out the new ones they have out now

This is a low price one but it's well made
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Well Bob, so far as looks go it's a HUGE improvement to the one that I had. Have you actually had your hands on one, if so, is it free from play? The price is too good to believe that it could be as precision as advertised.

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Hi Harry

No I don't have one but a mate got one and I played with it a bit I still have of two of the older ones, the new one is like night and day..it's not a 800.oo dollar mill vice but it's good for the price..

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Well Bob, so far as looks go it's a HUGE improvement to the one that I had. Have you actually had your hands on one, if so, is it free from play? The price is too good to believe that it could be as precision as advertised.



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Does anyone own one of these? (Page 57 in the spring II 2006 catalog, item number 20259.) reg price $79.99 US on sale $69.99 (free shipping on orders over $75) It has me tempted but I haven't been shopping for one so I have no idea if this is a good buy or not or how well it is made...

So if you have one tell us about it, if you have someone elses (same general price point) tell us about it.

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