Floating drill press vise a la Mr Pete

AGCB97

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I went for strength since this is a powerful DP. I brazed a brass bushing in the screw adjustable part and made new parts with better fitting DOM tubing for the rest.

Even at that, there is not much resistance to 'lift' unless you add another clamp.
For the work that needs better holding (and I need better protection from) I made a 8" by 10" DP vise that bolts to the T-slot table.
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Well scratch the smoking deal on the Acme rod. The shipping was under-quoted by $85.
Plan B is 3ft of 12/-10 Acme from Fastener Force for $16.
 

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Here's my "poor man's version" of this type of vise ... a Bessey bar clamp from Home Depot, an eyebolt, and a 1/4" hole thru the drill press table. The short piece of handy rod across the end of the clamp is just there to keep the eyebolt from going astray.
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