View Full Version : vise or hold down tools with a mill drill?
10-03-2010, 07:23 PM
Hi; I'm brand new to making. When using a mill/drill; is it best to use a milling table vise or the hold down clamping tools? I'm setting up a small basic shop and don't want to waste any money on the wrong gear. I know making won't be easy, but I will succeed with the help of you guys. Thanks in advance.
10-03-2010, 07:30 PM
I use a mill vise the most
10-04-2010, 07:42 AM
A GOOD milling vise.....there are a lot of pretty intense forces going on during a milling operation. There are some jobs where I have used a Magnetic Chuck, but I have found that most of the time a mag-chuck doesn't have the holding power need.
10-05-2010, 05:15 PM
If you stay with it, you will likely need both before it's all over. Get on MSC's mailing list and you can get some great prices from time to time.
10-08-2010, 08:07 PM
Thank you guys for the advice. Much appreciated.
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