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Black Forest
11-08-2014, 07:56 AM
I made an offer on this vise on Ebay. A vise only for round stock in both vertical and horizontal. On the drill press it will be quite useful.
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/roundvise_zpse6398ee9.jpg (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/burnandreturn/media/roundvise_zpse6398ee9.jpg.html)
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/roundvise2_zpsc5d85954.jpg (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/burnandreturn/media/roundvise2_zpsc5d85954.jpg.html)

11-08-2014, 08:02 AM
Will be very handy

Black Forest
11-08-2014, 08:14 AM
They accepted my offer! I will be on its way to me on Monday.

11-08-2014, 08:20 AM
:mad::mad: I keep looking for these things and can never find them...Keith Rucker has a very interesting version on his horizontal mill that I know others have wondered about as well (unnamed/unmarked).
I think the way it will end up for me is getting a set of vise jaws that can accommodate both horizontal and vertical round...but that is not really what these vises I have only seen "are".

J Tiers
11-08-2014, 10:41 AM
That is a rare type. I don't believe I have seen more than one other like it.

If you can't find one, an old chuck can be quite useful for round stuff, at least round stuff on end. Mounted on a piece of angle, it is useful both ways, and can be made to be an indexer. Usually 4 jaw types are best for the purpose, but I suppose a 3 jaw would work almost as well.

11-08-2014, 10:57 AM
those are nifty to have when youre running production but I agree with JTiers about being somewhat rare, most shops I know simply use either custom jaws on an old mill vise or a V-block. I prefer the V-block myself, I'm running out of room for rarely used tools/fixtures.

11-08-2014, 11:40 AM
V-blocks in a regular vise work quite well.

A.K. Boomer
11-08-2014, 11:47 AM
The back jaw on my vise has one small vert V in the center and one small horizontal about 2/3rd up - I cannot tell you how handy it's been over the years and still enough flat surface to do whatever you want.

Forrest Addy
11-08-2014, 12:33 PM
That nifty little vise would make a fine project for a guy with a home cast iron foundry and a machine shop. You could make most of it on a shaper.

There's nothing to keep you from making the jaws cubical and drilling another bolt hole cross-ways for gripping round stock horizontally. And you could grip rectangular sections if you could tolerate the gap for the V.

That is an ingenious design. Very flexible for drill press and bench work - provided a little deflection is acceptable.

11-08-2014, 12:51 PM
A vise only for round stock in both vertical and horizontal.
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/roundvise2_zpsc5d85954.jpg (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/burnandreturn/media/roundvise2_zpsc5d85954.jpg.html)"Only for round stock" ?

Appears to me that the lower portions of the jaws are relieved to
grip various sizes of square/rectangular bar/tube stock in the
horizontal plane if removed and inverted from their current position.


11-08-2014, 03:31 PM
From the look of it, you could make up block to replace the vee shaped one that are on there for any shape you need. One could imagine all sorts of custom fixtures you could make up for this. I could see this being handy for some repetitive work. Pretty interesting piece.

11-08-2014, 08:31 PM
I have had this one for a while. The jaw faces are 2-3/4" square, with swivel jaws on the top to hold thin stock. The "fixed" jaw can be moved to accomodate various sizes as the moveable jaw has only an inch or so of travel. The "fixed " jaw can be turned to present a vertical or horizontal face for holding round stock, and the swivel jaws are V'd on the opposite side to hold low profile round shapes. Patent date is 1912, manufacturer is Brown E(something) Co. Reading, PA.

http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn351/jchannum/Vise0000_zps8b8b2761.jpg (http://s320.photobucket.com/user/jchannum/media/Vise0000_zps8b8b2761.jpg.html)