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Lee Valley Vise Rack Stop

Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Lee Valley
Model:
09A02.35
Price:
$13

Description

This simple device is designed to help prevent racking when clamping work at one side of a vise. Simply stack up as many of the 0.10" thick shims as you need to match the approximate thickness of your work, up to a total of 4", and insert it into the vise opposite the work being clamped.

For thicker work, you can add a piece of scrap lumber to occupy the bulk of the space, and then use the rack stop to fill in the remainder. This keeps the jaws aligned as force is applied, eliminating potential for damaging the workpiece, the vise mechanism or both from racking.

Secured on a tension-adjustable steel shaft with hard maple end knobs, the 5-1/2" long shims are durable high-density polyethylene, resistant to stains and adhesives.

Reader Reviews

Much easier than scrap blocks

Review Summary

I got this after I built my dream work bench to keep my vise from racking when securing stock on just one side of the vise. It definitely increases the grip power along the whole surface of stock being clamped and doesn't mar my stock. Is always near my vise and I never have to make a scrap block.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Well thought out accessory

Review Summary

This is way better than little blocks of wood. It works exactly as advertised. Simple and easy to use. This is a very good value a a handy accessory. I built a holder for this tool and it hangs near my bench vise. It gets used frequently

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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