Triple Screw Gear Vise

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  • Published on:  Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • This is my triple screw gear vise. It is made from a 4x4 sheet of 1" baltic birch plywood and a small piece of 3/4" baltic birch plywood for the gears. I used my homemade CNC to cutout the majority of the pieces and my homemade table saw lathe to make all the cylindrical shaped pieces. I don't have a set of plans but I do have a free .dwg CAD file you can download on my website

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  • Paul


     2 hours ago

    Why aluminum nails, roll pins are cheap.

  • Fam Fam

    Fam Fam

     13 hours ago +1

    Nice job Thanks for sharing !

  • ghislaine peulson

    ghislaine peulson

     23 hours ago +1


  • Thomas Fugate

    Thomas Fugate

     yesterday +1

    Absolutely spectacular. Also the table saw lathe - THAT, I am making next

  • Doug Prentice

    Doug Prentice

     2 days ago +1


  • 24revealer


     7 days ago

    Very, very nice. Any plans for a screw leg vise?

  • Alexander Stohr

    Alexander Stohr

     7 days ago

    you seeminglgy were short before having your 2nd wood part slipping down from the tables edge when doing the final glueing of the first one. the hand knocks for fixing the first one made it move - the time lapse shows. luckily it did not fall down - else the whole glue side might have picked up lots of dust from the ground or wherever...

  • Da Wabbitt

    Da Wabbitt

     7 days ago

    As a suggestion; You could use 'Stall Mats' or 'Floor / Gym Mats' for the vise jaws. They're typically 3/4" Thickness and you could countersink large holes for washers and use carriage bolts to attach them to the face of the jaws (as well as the contact cement).

  • Jason


     14 days ago +1

    Fun project, great work

  • Riley


     14 days ago

    Ugh disgusting, dead tree carcasses

  • Erich Beall

    Erich Beall

     14 days ago

    Couldn´t you just use one handle at the center gear?

  • M M

    M M

     14 days ago

    13:35 that falling slab made my eye twitch

  • Peter Evans

    Peter Evans

     14 days ago +1

    The CNC machine is thinking, " I will leave the hard part for my unskilled human laborer to do."

  • Inspector Steve

    Inspector Steve

     14 days ago

    Making this on a CNC is cheating. Lol It's cool though. Waiting for another channel to make a 4 gear clamp.

  • OMEGA2669


     14 days ago +4

    The table saw lathe is so cool I'm a little disappointed I didn't think of it myself.



     14 days ago


  • Tom Bombadil

    Tom Bombadil

     14 days ago

    DIY if you have the shop of the century

  • memespace


     14 days ago +1

    Something that PL Premium DIDN'T work on? Wow.

  • Spike The Frugal Fixer!

    Spike The Frugal Fixer!

     14 days ago

    Brother, I thought of you when I saw these!!!

  • telescopereplicator


     14 days ago +1

    Fantastic tool !
    Maybe the gears should have been rubbed with bees wax. After all, less friction means less wear......
    And a smoother operation.
    I once made a late medieval wooden lens grinder, a very accurate replica, and I used bees wax and candle wax to lubricate the mechanism.  With or without was a HUGE difference !!!