Making homemade bench vises

Vise is an important tool to help in the organization of plumbing work. They allow you to properly organize any operation associated with the exact observance of dimensions that require concentration and concentration of the master. Any part can be firmly fixed in the desired position, thereby allowing its owner to concentrate on work.

Purchased locksmith vice

The locksmith vice is designed to clamp the product in the process.

Vise in any workshop is used especially actively, because it is impossible to imagine the processing of wood or electrical appliances without the use of retaining devices. Self-made metalwork vice can be made independently. How to do it right? To answer this question, one should study the varieties of this clamping mechanism, the component parts and the elements of the device.

Types of vice

Types of a vice: And - metalwork; B - machine tools; C - manual.

The vise machine is used for rough fastening of parts, processing of which is associated with the following activities:

  • drilling holes;
  • grinding base;
  • file cover finish;
  • bonding elements;
  • milling the outer layer.

A vice machine allows to strengthen the processed object with the support of the listed elements:

  • screw with holder;
  • wedge constipation;
  • diaphragm;
  • pneumatic mechanism;
  • eccentric.

An example of elementary devices will be the first item, which allows you to create one of the primitive structures.

Vise Design Elements

Vise Design Elements

Elements of design vise.

To strengthen the parts in the desired position, it is fixed to the workplace. In the house, this coating is an ordinary table. Traditionally, the vise machine tools are represented by such elements as:

  • bearing housing;
  • main lead screw;
  • handle and nuts;
  • a device that allows you to attach the vice to the desired point;
  • set of heads, including flattened jaws, securing rounded parts.

Such home-made products often have two slats, one of which has a movable base. Its movement is associated with the work of the main spindle. The second part is fixed, it allows you to fix the base of the device on the table. The holder helps move the clamping structure.

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Tools and fixtures

Locksmith tools

For the manufacture of bench clamp will need: a hacksaw, drill, hammer, tape measure, etc.

To cope with the assigned task, namely with the independent production of metalwork structures, you must be able to handle the basic tools:

  1. Metal rod with a cross section of 20 mm.
  2. Iron pins for the manufacture of handles and studs.
  3. Wood from pine and birch.
  4. Steel plates.
  5. Hacksaw.
  6. Electric drill.
  7. Kolovorot.
  8. Bolts
  9. Hammer or small sledge hammer, file.
  10. Tape measure or ruler with a metal base.
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Independent manufacture of bench clamp

The vice machine can be made, making the running screw or getting ready samples. Its length corresponds to 140 mm, and the thread is M20. Similar elements are available on sports structures. For self-production, you need to buy a strong rod of steel, its diameter is equal to 19-20 mm. The thread is cut manually or made in a special workshop on a lathe. In this case, you can count on more accurate dimensions.

Mechanism of the metalworking vice

Diagram of the device metalwork vice.

In accordance with the specified dimensions of the thread, the distance between the holders of sponges is 75-80 mm. These dimensions are suitable for personal production devices. At the top of the screw you need to make a cut to fix the holder. When using this element from a projectile of a sporting plan, such a hole is in ready-made form, you only need to slightly increase it with a file of a rounded shape. The use of a bolt made in-house gives rise to the construction of such an opening with a drill with a calibration corresponding to 8-9 mm. The handle can serve as an iron pin with a length of 10 cm. For its reliable fixation, it is necessary to make openings of 5 mm along the edge, cut the threads and screw in screws M5, their length is 3.5-4 cm.

After that, the vice machine must be equipped with studs in the amount of 2 pieces. In this case, the fixing elements are taken from the scooter mirrors. Most often they have a slightly curved shape, which can be fixed with a hammer or a small sledge hammer. The studs allow the moving sponge to be moved. They can be made independently of steel bar with a transverse position of 8-10 mm. The hacksaw cuts off small elements from this iron pin. The edges must be filed.

A sponge is used to hold machine parts in the devices in question. They can be made of wood, provided that as an example of fixing parts will be used items that are missing any of the metals. Such material can serve as pine boards, their height is 40-50 mm. They are required for the manufacture of immovable sponge, it is immediately fixed to the surface of the table. Of course, this is done in the event that the structure will not be moved to another place. To build a movable element, take a birch plank with a length of 50 cm and a height of 18-22 cm.

Then the holes are drilled with a feather drill for the bolt, the studs allow the use of an ordinary drill, the tip diameter is 10 mm. Then the construction is made: the studs and the lead screw are fixed in the holes made, the washers and nuts are put in the right places. The assembled mechanism can be fully exploited.

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Practical recommendations

In case of unsatisfactory functioning of the device, it is possible to make a similar structure of metal. It is necessary to purchase steel plates of the following sizes: 30 x 30 cm and 20 x 10 and 3 cm. You should also stock up on bolts and studs, which were mentioned earlier.

On plates of small sizes, recesses for the lead screw and studs are made; the thread is determined.

In the side parts of the immovable sponges, holes for bolts are drilled, then the device must be assembled. In order for the self-manufactured mechanism to be fixed as tightly as possible, it is necessary to fix the grooves on the basis and make openings for the fixing bolts.

The self-made pressure mechanism will serve a long period and will help to realize many ideas.

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