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Old 07-04-2019, 01:06 PM
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Default Yuasa 3-way vice

The young one informs me that he's gotten a 3-way adjustable machining vise for free from work. Has it on a pallet but not out the door yet. Yuasa 550-062.

It would have to be the 96 pounder with 5 inch jaws and a 5.8 opening. (SIGH) No clue as to the worth, but found a listing for one.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:31 PM
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Very nice.
It would look good in my shop
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Old 07-04-2019, 10:03 PM
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Brand wise there's nothing better than Yuasa products. The thing about those vises, however, is that all axes are adjustable. This is a real advantage if you're making a compound angle cut but they can be a real pain to dial in square to the table if all you want is parallel cuts. In all the years I've been machining I can only think of maybe a half dozen times when I really could have used a vise like that...
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:43 PM
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I have one just like it. I don't use it very often, but there are times when it's super useful. He's going enjoy his new toy.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:59 PM
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I toyed with choosing one of those 3-ways in my Wilton contest booty & ya'll talked me out of it so I settled for a 2 way - tilt and rotate - which I used for exactly one project. I made dubby and myself each a v-block.
So, I am happy that I passed on the other one.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:01 PM
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I’ve never used a 3 way vise for milling, even with some of the shops I worked at having them.....collecting dust on a shelf.

I have a sine vise, more a grinding vise than a milling vise, and even though I made it, I think I’ve used it twice in the fifteen years or so I’ve had it.

Between angle slips, a sine bar, and the occasional fixture, I’ve always been able to make it work. Heck, I don’t even want a swivel base on a mill vise. Again, if I need to, indicate an angle slip or a sine bar and good to go.


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