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Old 07-05-2010, 03:22 AM
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Default New Quick-Release Twin Screw Vise

An engineer from Michigan is developing a new series of quick-release vises with a unique clamping mechanism -- I'll bet at some point in the past he's used an old VW Beetle lifting jack to change a tire (similar principal).
Very clever! Woodworking blog Woodworking Magazine - Video: New Quick-release Twin-screw Vise Technology)
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Yes, VERY clever! It will interesting to see what people say about it when it hits the market and starts getting user reviews. Really fascinating.

Thanks for the link, Ron!
(oh, and I loved your theory about the VW!)

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I saw that on Chris Schwarz's blog. It almost made me think that I'd rather have that than Jameel's hardware. I'm guessing I'm going to have to have Jameel's at one end, and this one at the other. Very nice design. I love seeing people think outside the box/workbench...
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That is a very neat solution. I'd like to know more about how the clamping force is developed. It looks like a cocked disk is rotated around the shaft (or vice-versa) to act as a wedge or cam. Ron?
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That is a very neat solution. I'd like to know more about how the clamping force is developed. It looks like a cocked disk is rotated around the shaft (or vice-versa) to act as a wedge or cam. Ron?
Exactly. It works well enough to lift the old V-Dubs reliably without slippage. Len's version has added a rack/pinion with a cam to activate & synchronize the two (2) sides. Dead simple & the rods won't mar the workpieces.
He e-mailed me & says he hopes to have his website up in a week or so.
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