Machine vises, Kurt or Parlec? opinions?

Which vise is better, Kurt or Parlec. I have about 5 Kurts vises now. D60 D675 and D688. Looking for 2 new D688's or Parlec 6900's. Both
are USA made and Parlec says it matches Kurt's dimensions.
My old D60's do not line up when I bolt them all on the CNC table. All the new vises match the solid jaw and bottom keyways.
Thank You, Randy
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Randy wrote:

Randy-- I have always liked the Kurt vises. In any case, I would look for the vise that has the back jaw support as an integral part of the base. The type with the bolt on back support and a key between the base and support can move when thightened causing some location variences.
Neal
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Randy wrote:

Randy, I bought a couple of these Kurt 3600V vises when I bought my new VMC. They came from Kurt match ground at no additional cost. I liked the fact that you can lay this vise on it's side for taller parts. They also have a brush type seal to keep the chips out of the screw and nut. They also have grooves on the bed of the vise that you can slide a piece of shim stock in so that the screw is protected from chips when the jaw is opened far enough to expose the screw. All in all I am very impressed with the vises. The drawback is they won't open to 8" like the D688s.
By the way I bought Parlec holders for my spindle tooling. I am very happy with those also, so I would think their vises would also be of good quality.
Here's a link to the vises I bought: http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNPDFF?PMPAGE93&PMITEM    219007&PMCTLG
I paid around $500 ea for my vises when lumped in with the rest of my tooling.
Best, Steve
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Steve Saling
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