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Project by kiefer posted 11-21-2017 01:43 AM 2392 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a brief post on the second version vise quick release mechanism I have developed and installed on this vise
And is more compact and and refined and suitable as a retrofit for many types of vise .
Watch the video here
I call this model the boxer as the action reminds me of a boxer engine .
Pictures #1 the mechanism #2 half nuts in lock position #3 half nus in open position #4 all the components #5 the complete module #6 the complete module side view

Questions and comments always welcome


-- Kiefer

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-21-2017 03:37 AM

That is really slick, Klaus. I have a similar nut on a wood vice in my shop. It releases when you back it up and engages when you turn it forward. Very quick action to open it up!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-21-2017 03:42 AM


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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-21-2017 06:09 AM

Every time I see this, it just blows my mind…

It’s hard for me to SEE how you Change from Tightening the vise to letting it go & OPEN…

When I think I SEE it, I realize I don’t… and spin my wheels again… to no end…

It is, by far, the best one I’ve seen, and SO SIMPLE I can’t SEE how it works!

Very frustrating…

Thank you Kiefer for trying… You are the Greatest!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 11-21-2017 11:48 AM

Absolutely love the simplicity. It appears the magic is due to the magnets and confined movement space of the metal parts. Brilliant.

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#5 posted 11-21-2017 01:26 PM

Your work and effort is fantastic Klaus. I can see these being used in the future by many. Very simple yet very effective.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 11-21-2017 02:49 PM

I can always appreciate something created adhering to K.I.S.S. design principles. In this section my favorites are finished projects made of WOOD!

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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Jim Rowe

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#7 posted 11-22-2017 03:11 PM

This looks just the job for a quick release mechanism. Added to the enhancements list for my wooden vice.
Thanks for sharing.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#8 posted 11-24-2017 04:33 AM

This is fantastic. Wondering if it would work with a wooden screw and nut?

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#9 posted 11-25-2017 03:47 AM

This is fantastic. Wondering if it would work with a wooden screw and nut?

- mark76wa

I think that the screw needs to be magnetic so that turning it makes the nut slide into our of position.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#10 posted 12-02-2017 09:12 PM

What is the thickness of each piece of UHMW? Thanks, once again, for sharing your ingenuity with us.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#11 posted 12-03-2017 06:56 PM

What is the thickness of each piece of UHMW? Thanks, once again, for sharing your ingenuity with us.

- Northwest29

Starting from the end with the bushing
5/8” – 3/4” – 1/2”
The only layer that is imported is the 3/4 because of the thickness of the nuts which are just under 3/4”the other two can be what ever thickness and good plywood (BALTIC BIRCH ) would also work for this .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 12-07-2017 02:24 AM

I have quite a bit of 3/4” UHMW plastic known as Starboard. If anybody is interested in small pieces to make this, send me a PM and we’ll work something out.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY home of the chain leg vise

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