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  • Swivel heads for shop made machinist jacks?

    Where can I purchase these? I am making a few jacks and can't find these?
    Thanks

    Galaxy S4, Slimkat
    If I wasn't married I'd quit fishing

  • #2
    McMastercarr and search "Vibration-Damping Swivel Leveling Mounts". May be other alternatives on their site as well under fixturing/workholding.

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    • #3
      Carr-Lane tooling components. www.carrlane.net
      Kansas City area

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      • #4
        Or Jergens: http://www.jergensinc.com/

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        • #5
          Make one from a ball joint?

          http://www.banggood.com/M10-Spare-Pa...l?rmmds=search ($4)


          or, as suggested:
          https://www.mcmaster.com/#swivel-leveling-mounts/=15ydepj
          https://www.mcmaster.com/#swivel-lev...ounts/=15ydfwp
          Last edited by PStechPaul; 01-17-2017, 03:26 PM.
          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
          USA Maryland 21030

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          • #6
            not directly answering your question, but they're not hard to make.....ball and socket: a ball bearing silver soldered to the end of the threaded section sits in bored recess forming the socket. A tiny bit of peening locks the socket - because its hard to hold i've done it with vise grips Just squeeze the edge of the cup
            in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
              not directly answering your question, but they're not hard to make.....ball and socket: a ball bearing silver soldered to the end of the threaded section sits in bored recess forming the socket. A tiny bit of peening locks the socket - because its hard to hold i've done it with vise grips Just squeeze the edge of the cup
              Or use a cylinder that the ball end goes in and turn a grove for an O-ring to keep the foot on the ball.
              Location: The Black Forest in Germany

              How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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              • #8
                You could use a ball-end mill to make the socket, insert a steel ball with a threaded hole or shaft, and cut an internal groove to hold it in place with a spring clip.
                http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                USA Maryland 21030

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                • #9
                  I left the bottom of the bore a cone, I don't think it matters that its not round unless a key function is smooth movement. The KISS method.



                  in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                  • #10
                    At least one maker of c-clamps makes replacement swivel pads for their clamps. I just can't remember which ones.

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                    • #11
                      So, I did a search.
                      https://www.amazon.com/Wilton-C-Clam.../dp/B002EY3ZVG

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                      • #12
                        They're really not hard to make. The majority of my C-clamps are flea market finds. The ones without the swivels are usually heavily discounted, so I have made over a dozen.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks folks. I'll try and make my own. If that's fails I'll make a purchase.

                          Galaxy S4, Slimkat
                          If I wasn't married I'd quit fishing

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                          • #14
                            why not use these (they cost almost nothing, hardened):

                            https://www.brw.ch/1/BRW-ToolShop/1/...CategoryId=700

                            360340, 360360, second page

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                            • #15
                              The last time I made a set of swivel head jacks I used the pistons from hydraulic piston pumps. Gave them away in 2005 though
                              Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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