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Spinner speeds vise adjustment

Q:

The end vise on my workbench takes an annoyingly long time to adjust. How can I get a speed boost without plunking down a huge amount of money for a nut-release model?
—William Bradley, Memphis

A:

A steering wheel spinner attached to the bar of the vise will put your adjustment speed into high gear, William. This inexpensive accessory also eliminates bashed or pinched fingers. Spinners are no longer a common item at auto parts stores, so you’ll have better success at shops that sell riding mowers. We purchased ours from Northern Tool and Equipment (800/221-0516). Ask for item #KH9181.

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