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OLYMPIA 4 in. Flat Drill Press Vise
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- Hardened steel replaceable 4 in. wide jaw faces
- Malleable cast steel body with powder coat finish
- 4 hole reinforced ase for fast, easy machine table adjustment
OLYMPIA Tools is a widely recognized brand of hardware products designed for True Professionals who takes their tools seriously. Each piece is made to exacting tolerances and tested to ensure that it meets and exceeds industry standards so that it meet your needs on the jobsite, shop or on home projects. OLYMPIA goes all out to bring award winning innovation and quality to each product: the appearance, fit and finish of every OLYMPIA product will make you proud you own the very best.
- Ideal for drilling, tapping, grinding, reaming, milling and other machine operations
- 4 in. jaw width
- Hardened steel replaceable jaw faces
- Machined spindle for smooth operation
- 4 hole reinforced base allows for easy adjustment on drill press table
- Bench & Stationary Tool Type :
- Drill Press
- Clamping strength (lb.) :
- Hand Tool Type :
- Individual/Set :
- Jaw Capacity :
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- Returnable :
- Swivel base :
- Throat Depth :
- Tools Product Type :
- Power Tool
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- Heavy, and heavy duty but hard to adjust, nice square-jaws but poorly made
May 21, 2014
As soon as you pick this up you might think this is old-school heavy-duty quality. Not so fast!
When I tried to open the jaws, i found out why it is so cheap. I could barely turn the screw, and then only with WAY more effort than it should require. The screw seemed like it was bound in the hole or perhaps the jaw-plate was stuck on the way.
So, I looked underneath. This uses an adjustable plate clamp (underneath) that allows you to set the friction of the moving-jaw. I tried adjusting that, but to no avail. That did not help ease the back-and-forth motion.
With good lighting and high-power magnification i found the problem.
The unit I got had poorly machined internal threads and the acme style threads on the screw weren't too great either. They have flat spots and dings. The screw looks like they throw these on top of one-another in a giant bin, thereby damaging the threads. That means it is a PAIN to open and close the jaws.
I relieved that (partially) by coating the threads with valve-grinding compound and using a power drill to rapidly work the screw back a forth for a few minutes. I used a small file to selectively repair the worst flat spots. After washing off the abrasive and re-lubing the threads, it works much better. Still not great, but useable. A professional machinist could easily fix this by re-machining the whole thing, but he wouldn't. He'd buy something better.
Customers should not have to repair new tools, especially something as simple as a vice.
I have used many Chinese-made tools that are of useable quality, some great. This is not one of them.
I like the look of the grey enamel coating on body. It should protect against rust. However, as soon as I attached it to my drill press and torqued down the bolts, some of that nice-looking enamel chipped, leaving nucleation sites for rust.
The surface is ground adequately flat all along the guide-way, but it is not very smooth. That will be another place rust finds opportunity... another place that causes excess friction making this thing a nuisance to use.
Sincerely... I have seen (and used) better vices from that discount store that gets imported freight from the harbor.
Limited Features, Difficult to Use, inaccurate & damaged threads, enamel chips easily, not precision ground
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