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.

Chuck P.

Jeff Pearce
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.

Roy Miller
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.
Chuck P.