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    Default Small Milling Machine vice needed

    Hi, If anyone has a small milling machine vice for sale, I may be interested.

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    Can you perhaps specify what 'small' is? Typically 4" wide jaws are small ish - will that be too big? What size/model mill do you want to use it on?

    Michael

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    For $60 including delivery you might wish to consider this.
    $50 3" swivel milling vice review

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    It is a Emco FB2 Mill with this exact compound table fitted https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/M206.

    i currently have a 6" Stanko Milling vice like this on the compound but it is a little too big https://shop.pagus.eu/machine-Access...s9vq2h6jbd3hm4

    So it would probably have to be a 4-5" type vice

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael G View Post
    Can you perhaps specify what 'small' is? Typically 4" wide jaws are small ish - will that be too big? What size/model mill do you want to use it on?

    Michael

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    Is it good quality, has is stood up?
    I did once consider purchasing such a vice but wasn't sure is it would be good enough to use.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    For $60 including delivery you might wish to consider this.
    $50 3" swivel milling vice review

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    Quote Originally Posted by ml018 View Post
    Is it good quality, has is stood up?
    I did once consider purchasing such a vice but wasn't sure is it would be good enough to use.
    I haven't used it that much but there has been no occasion when I was disappointed.

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    I thought I might chime in and say that I to have also purchased one of those vices.
    My thoughts on it are:
    It seems to be ok, it did, however, need some fettling, a good dissassemble, clean & oil. It was dirty and sticky/tight when I took it out of its box.
    Jaws are nice and parrallel!!!!!
    I had to shim the clamp screw bracket to get it to operate smoothly.
    Fit and finish seem pretty good for a Chinese made vice. (I have seen a lot worse)
    Its certainly better than the cheap small (70mm) milling vice that H&F sell
    I have recently put it through its paces milling up a mounting plate and torque arm for an Ebike & it has not broken (Horizontal mill here and I was really pulling metal off at times)
    All in all I rekon it's pretty hard to beat for 60 bucks
    Hope this helps

    Matthew

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    I thought they were made in India?

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    Now I'm second guessing myself.... Maybe it was made in India??? I thought mine was Chinese, but I could be wrong (wouldn't be the first time & definitely wont be the last time)
    I just went to look for the box and paperwork but it seems I have thrown it out.
    Please excuse me if I am in error.

    Either way, wherever it was made I have found myself pleasantly surprised and happy with it!

    Best regards


    Matthew

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