|Forum topic by shampeon||posted 561 days ago||1929 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
561 days ago
I got a deal on an American Scale Co. No. 203 quick-release woodworking vise (nice and big and heavy) at the flea market the other day, and I’m trying to figure out if what it’s doing is a bug or a feature.
One side of the screw has no threads, so when you turn counter-clockwise a turn the bronze quick release nut disengages the screw and the rear jaw is free. When you turn it clockwise to tighten, though, it goes about 3/4 of a turn after the threads re-engage before locking up. Is this how it’s supposed to work? My Columbian quick release vise allows you to completely tighten the vise, but will disengage the nut when backing up a turn.
I disassembled the quick release nut housing, cleaned out all the accumulated gunk, filed down one a small section on the side that got distorted, and reset the spring on the nut, but it’s still happening. Pictures to follow.
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