Polishing a turd or fettling a hf x y vise. Decision seems to be whether to go for the no name chinese vise which is sold under various labels like shop fox or neiko and runs 60 90 or a low end brand name like palmgren wilton or dayton which run 170 225.
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Id like to get a 6 cross slide vise for my floor drill press.
Harbor freight cross slide vise. The hf 6 cross slide vise requires a correction bracket to move left and right 100. I could just about afford a 6in x y vise from harbor freight. I spent about 6 hours a whole saturday night carefully sanding all the surfaces smooth and parallel leveling oiling greasing retapping rethreading and generally fixing it up.
With a maximum jaw opening of 6 this cross slide vise holds your work pieces steady and tight. The only thing i recommend is drilling a half inch hole in the center no more than 1249 and then use a 38 end mill on the rest starting in the hole taking about 18 inch at a time. Link to 6 inch cross slide vise.
This durable cross slide vise is ideal for use in the home garage or professional shop. So i have been using the drill press quite a bit lately and have grown tired of removing and resetting to drill holes in the same part. Harbor freight tool owners are encouraged to promote discussion and create reviews about the tools harbor freight offers.
The table on my drill press is so large that it interferes with the lower of the vise slide handles. Six inch cross slide vise vs five inch milling vise selfharborfreight. Start date feb 18 2014 3.
I just blocked it up with a couple of chunks of a tractor drawbar. I went to the heartless freight and picked up a cross slide. Harbor freight buys their top quality tools from the same factories that supply our competitors.
It is super easy. We cut out the middleman and pass the savings to you. Drill press get what you pay cross slide harbor freight waste your money back together put it back works great take it apart milling machine poor quality lithium grease bench top much better others have stated lower receiver works fine mating surfaces back and forth adjusting screws.
I bought the 6 jaw harbor freight cross slide vise. Other reviews are welcome for cheap tools from other stores like princess auto and power fist. Ive used a drill press and a harbor freight xy vise on 2 polymer lowers so far and 3 more in the near future.
Initially i found it to have more slop than most pig farms. Universal 4 cross slide drill press vise.
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