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  1. steamer
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    What do they call the device that you put over the jaws on a vice to keep from scratching parts? I can't find them anywhere. Thanks:confused:
     
  2. Marcosmadness
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    from California

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  7. unkledaddy
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    I use aluminum.
     
  8. 60srailjob
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    aluminum and brass...
     
  9. 1ton
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    you could also use pennies.
     
  10. modelamotorhead
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    Dumb answer: shop rags.
     
  11. 35desoto
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    In my shop there was never a dumb question if it stopped a silly outcome
    I'd rather someone ask a question and avoided a silly or costly mistake.
     
  12. In Canada Busy Bee Tools carries them and they call them Magnetic Safe Jaws. I have a couple of sets and they work great. On sale right now too! You can also get something similar at Grainger, Lowes, Enco, Amazon, etc. Just Google "magnetic safe jaws".
     
  13. 40FordGuy
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    Ditto, "Soft jaws",.... Just make some, from some aluminum stock... Agree with 35 desoto,....if you don't know the answer, the question is not "dumb". Ask away,...it's how we pass knowledge along.

    4TTRUK
     
  14. 41GASSER
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    I have found that paint stir sticks cut in half and held in place with tape works for most things. The mentioned aluminum works good as well. Its never a dumb question if it saves time and prevents you from @&#in somethin up. Now if you asked how to make toast....

    Dave
     
  15. english rob
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    thats what we called them in the old country. made out of 2 bits of aluminium
     
  16. Deuces
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    That's about the only thing they're good for now days....:(:(:(
     
  17. Rattle Trap
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    Two pieces of aluminum angle is what I use.
     
  18. dad-bud
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    Yep, soft jaws made out of aluminium, copper or brass - make 'em so you can slip over the fitted jaws so you can lift them off any time they're not needed.
    They should cost you next to nothing as you can make them from scrap really easily.
    Cheers.
     
  19. IMHO the world's most sexiest bench vise and workbench legs.

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    Bugatti table, The table was built from a picture of a table used in a Bugatti display in Paris sometime in the 30's complete with 4 original Bugatti legs.
    Four seperate original Bugatti legs.
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    Original grande vice
     

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