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Old 10-26-2020, 10:44 AM
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Way back I bought a 4" mill vise first. It was cheap enough to get it with the
swivel base. Than came the 6" Kurt. Since I have a fairly large work envelope
mill I wanted to put the swivel feature on the Kurt. Just making a rod did not
seemed sturdy enough, I found in the pile a fairly sad looking plate. After
cleaning off the plate I popped in a couple of 1/2x13 bolts in it to mount
the 4" on it. This way when I need swivel feature I just pop in the 4" and go.
Probably it's not as strong setup as it would be mounted on the table but
for what I'm doing it's okay.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:23 PM
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Good idea!! Should be plenty strong enough.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:20 PM
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At first glance I'm thinking you threw a vise though a window during a riot! Vise in a Vice--get it?
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:27 PM
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Looks like a good idea.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:52 AM
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I could probably count on both hands the number of times I've actually needed to set my mill vise at an angle. My vise is a Kurt 3600V so it never came with a swivel but if I need to set an angle I just turn the vise and clamp it where I need it. There must be thousands of swivel bases stored on shelves all over the place--I'm sure the vast majority of them are removed and never used...
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:22 AM
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I could probably count on both hands the number of times I've actually needed to set my mill vise at an angle. My vise is a Kurt 3600V so it never came with a swivel but if I need to set an angle I just turn the vise and clamp it where I need it. There must be thousands of swivel bases stored on shelves all over the place--I'm sure the vast majority of them are removed and never used...


Yep, same with the keys for lining them up in the table slots.


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Old 10-27-2020, 10:49 AM
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Yes I have one of those dust collectors under the bench to keep the mass up in case gravity fails.
The only use I can see would be for cutting many close enough angled faces on parts.
It will be seen as a valuable tool by my children at my estate auction
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