PLEASE NOTE: Following an excellent YouTube build video for this kit, we are currently OUT OF Stock of the necessary casting. We are hoping to receive the next batch from our foundry around 10 days before Christmas. We'll do our best to get your kit under the tree but it'll be tight!
This Free-Vice will lock your job directly to the milling table, allowing heavy cuts to be taken across the entire surface.
We've all faced those puzzles where the milling vice is not big enough and hold-down clamps get in the way. Where you may have needed to clamp then re-clamp work in the past, you can now enjoy that single facing cut! With carefully placed Parallels, holes, slots and pockets can all be cut from a single set-up. The job in the second image is the Quorn Mk3 Motor Plate.
The vice is 1 1/4" (32mm) tall and the two 3 3/4" (95mm) jaw plates are left soft to avoid cutter damage. The moving jaw plate also provides a downward force to resist the pull of RH helical cutters. With both halves together, the vice is just 4.7" (120mm) long - allowing long items to be seated securely. The iron casting for the Fixed and Moving Jaws will accommodate T-slot spacings of between 1.25"-3.5" (32-90mm), making the vice suitable for all common milling machines. The original Ludwig Gack design from the 1960's now includes a nut-cartridge to smoothly power the moving jaw. Your 8mm Hex Key acts as the vice handle.
The project is elegantly straightforward and the kit includes all necessary materials, drawings and construction notes.