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    Question Tapping Machine Vise

    Got one of these for Christmas and would like to know what type of vise is supposed to go with it.

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    Default Vise

    You do not need a vise, just adjust the front and back guide to prevent part rotation. You will have to hold down on the part to reverse the unit and with draw the tap. A vise will "eat" up too much headroom.

    JRW

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    Default No vise required.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spindle
    Got one of these for Christmas and would like to know what type of vise is supposed to go with it.
    No need for a vise - at all - the three counter-bored holes in the base are there to fasten the tapping guide to a bench or a machine bed. You can hold it in your bench vise if its big enough. You can clamp it to any suitable surface.

    "Head-room " is not a consideration either - mostly - as the handles are hand-driven - not by a machine (spindle).

    Provided that there is a bit of "down" pressure (to stop the job "lifting" off the base-plate) during both tapping and withdrawal of the tap you will have no trouble.

    The usual "hand-tapping" rules apply if you are using "standard" taps.

    If using "machine" or "straight-through" taps - just keep going, don't stop or reverse - until you reach your required tapping depth.

    "Feel" for the job (and the tap/s) is very important as is a good "tapping oil".

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