Soft Jaws

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Re: Soft Jaws

Post by SteveM » Thu May 31, 2018 10:38 pm

A friend asked me to drill a hole in the center of about 30 stainless steel caps.

Bored the soft jaws to the needed diameter with a should to hold them with the face perpendicular and we knocked them off in no time.


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Re: Soft Jaws

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:13 pm

Steve, thanks for posting this write up. Many people have commented on soft jaws but I’ve never seen an actual description and photos of parts made with them that made sense. The workholding really points out how to make these things work and how they can be used.

Very beneficial.

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