My best vise has loose jaws, which are too hard for some work, and let heavy
I'm thinking of making
(1) soft jaws (aluminum, maybe copper)
(2) step jaws (so I can hold something and hammer down on it)
(3) curved-face jaws (to hold pipe)
(4) milled jaws (to hold).
(5) V-block jaws (a V that stays put on the fixed jaw, but leave the
moving jaw flat)
So, are there any tricks? The jaws are held by 1/4-20 cheesehead Phillips
I'm likely to go with flathead socket screws for the refit, 'cuz an allen wrench
better than a shorty Phillips screwdriver, and a flathead counterbore can force
the jaws down into their seat.
If there's too much clearance, can I bend an ell in shim stock and put that
between the body and the jaws (seems like that SHOULD work)?
Is there an aftermarket for vise jaw inserts I can shop in?
9 years ago