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Arthur.Marks
08-09-2011, 03:07 PM
I'm looking at these drill press vises...
http://specialtytooling.eaglerockonline.com/Asset/M1-89-18-9.jpg

http://specialtytooling.eaglerockonline.com/Asset/M1-89-15-8.jpg
The difference between the two can be found here:
http://specialtytooling.eaglerockonline.com/Asset/Wahlstrom-M1-89.pdf (Comprehensive .PDF file)
http://specialtytooling.eaglerockonline.com/viewitems/milling-accessories/89-ratchet-type-float-lock-vices-for-drill-presses? (webpage, ratchet type - top picture)
http://specialtytooling.eaglerockonline.com/item/milling-accessories/5-8-the-original-float-lock-vice-for-drill-presses/item-2842?forward=1 (webpage, screw type - bottom picture)

The former "quick-position" type, of course, sounds more convenient. Somehow it strikes me as awkward, though. Anyone used one or the other? Thoughts?