COMPACT FIXTURE VISES

Compact fixture vises are currently in the prototyping phase. ETA for beta testing release is January 2021. If you are looking for a compact vise I think you will find the features and price point very competitive and attractive. If you are interested in beta testing please contact me via the contact form. I am interested in hobby CNC users (those with Tormach machines in particular). 

Update: 3-17-21

I may have come up with an even better vise design that I will be focusing on. More updates to come.

Coming Soon

3" Compact Fixture Vise (Designed for a PCNC 440 to hold 2!) ETA March 2021 starting at $349. Starting price may drop as I am working to find deals on bulk purchases, etc.

Features

  • Hold parts larger than conventional vises

  • Compatible with fixture plates with 1.25" bore/thread spacing (SMW, Tosa Tool, etc)

  • 4,500 lbs clamping force @ 50 ft lbs (for the 3" screwless fixture vise)

  • Deflection at the top of the fixed jaw on the order of 0.0005" at 3,000 lbs clamping force. For comparison, a Kurt DX4 has close to 0.001" deflection at the top of the fixed jaw at 3,000 lbs clamping force. 

  • Entirely made of 4140 PH alloy steel (Rockwell 26-36) with Grade 8 fasteners

  • Ground faces. The bases of the fixed jaw and moving jaw are ground to match each other. It is designed to be a reference in Z for parallels or soft jaws.

  • Includes 3 10-32 tapped holes for Talons or Shark Jaws (that I make and sell from hardened A2 tool steel)

  • Includes a standard bolt pattern for softjaws (the same as a Kurt DX4)

  • Includes a slot for repeatable softjaws in X (you press a pin in your softjaws and it fits into that slot)

  • Made in the USA

Product schedule

3" Screwless Fixture Vise: For hobby cnc users with machines like a Tormach or a Syil

Eta: March 2021

4" Screwless Fixture Vise: Designed for production

4" wide jaw, similar holding power as a Kurt DX4. Hold parts limited by the size of your fixture plate. Compatible with softjaws such as CarveSmart. For those who want multiple work offsets at an affordable price. 

Looking for interested beta testers, please submit a contact form

Eta beta testing: As early as March 2021

6" Screwless Fixture Vise: Designed for production

6" wide jaw, similar holding power as a Kurt DX6. Hold parts limited by the size of your fixture plate. Compatible with softjaws such as CarveSmart. For those who want multiple work offsets at an affordable price. 

Looking for interested beta testers, please submit a contact form

Eta beta testing: As early as May 2021

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