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bryan henderson
10-12-2008, 11:07 AM
I am looking for thoughts on the best type of production vises for a cnc. Ones that are repeatable, accurate, quick change etc.

Bryan

Brian Peters
10-12-2008, 12:11 PM
What kind of cnc machine are you running? With a cnc router I would call them fixtures with a cnc mill I would call them a vise. With my cnc router I tend to make my own fixtures that screw to the spoilboard and use toggle clamps to hold the parts in place. It's fast simple and easy.

bryan henderson
10-12-2008, 12:46 PM
these are cnc mills that I am tlaking about and not routers


Bryan

Wil Lambert
10-12-2008, 5:28 PM
Depends on what you are doing. Kurt vises are a mainstay in the industry and will outlast the machine and probably you. Chick makes a production vise that has multiple millable soft jaws. This will allow you to cut a profile pocket in to the vise for accurate location of odd parts.

Wil

Brian Backner
10-13-2008, 8:38 AM
I would second the Kurt vise. They are extremely accurate and keep the workpiece in place when tightened - you don't have to smack it down with a soft hammer like your would with a Bridgeport vise.

Brian