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SurfHunter

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11-19-2013 08:46 PM

I’m planning on building my own Moxon Vise and have a question as far as the Acme threaded rod.

What would be the difference if I used 3/4-6 rod instead of 3/4-8?

would the 3/4-8 be smoother turning but with more turns vs the 3/4” -6 thread

TIA

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 09:18 PM

As long as you’re using matched acme nuts with the acme threads, they should be the roughly same amount of smoothness. The 8 means 8 turns per inch, and the 6 means 6 turns per inch. The only real difference should be in how many turns it takes to move one inch.

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 09:36 PM

that’s exactly what I wa thinking as well , the cost of the 3/4-8 is double compared to the 6.

I noticed that ebay has 3/4-6 for an excellent price w/$5 shipping. I plan on making a 3 of them and give 2 of them as Christmas gifts.

Do you prefer the hand wheels with the handles or without?
for the people that have them or have built them, do any of you keep longer rod on hand, for doing larger projects ie; boxes, drawers?

I do plan on also buying the HW pattern vise as well, which would come in handy for a number of things that I do in my shop.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Threaded-Rod-Low-Carbon-Steel-Plain-3-4-6-3-ft-Right-Hand-Acme-Class-2G-F-/330976478527?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0fbc453f

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 09:46 PM

I made one with a couple of veneer press screws. I recommend the wheels. But make sure that they are not so large they stick up above the top of the vise. You can use small wheels, it doesn’t take a lot of torque to clamp good.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 10:00 PM

Thanks, I’m going to go with the 5” dished. I’m lucky to have a friend who will be able to tap them for me, that’s why I’m going to make a few of them.

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.

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