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MIKE_B
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try 45 degree dovetails in the part .06 deep on each edge of the raw stock and then reproduce the same thing in your jaws... used to suspend ali blocks on a tombstone that weighed up to 35 lbs and we could cut from every direction except the back...when going to little parts we just made little jaws to replace the ones in the vice with .025 in depth and got great results...no parts were physically abused or thrown around in this promotion

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Mitee bites are a pretty good product. Just becareful with the uniforce clamps. You can put to many on a fixture/tombstone. If you start putting to many up with the combined force of them all will start to bend your fixturing/tombstone.

 

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If you start putting to many up with the combined force of them all will start to bend your fixturing/tombstone.

Hehe - did THAT one!! The center raised up about .012 across a 36 inch fixture (now where did those middle hold-down bolts go to??????).

 

The pitbull clamps really shine on parts that you need to hang onto by a small portion of an edge and you want to hold a bunch of parts at once. They can be a pain on a vertical mill because of the pockets that hold chips and cutting fluid - even when you take the time to cut "channels" to allow drainage. They are great on a horizontal - all the chips and coolant just fall away.

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