Make your vise more efficient and powerful

To make operating his vise easier, Club member Dale Geldreich of Foresthill, Calif-ornia, came up with this modification. He split a 3/4-in. section of 1/2-in.-dia. pipe lengthwise, spread it apart, slipped it around his vise’s handle and squeezed it closed. Then he welded a nut to the pipe section and fastened a bolt to the nut to serve as a speed crank for quickly opening and closing the vise. Though he chose a shoulder bolt encased in a short section of plastic cut from the barrel of a discarded marking pen as his crank handle, Dale points out that any bolt could serve just as well. Brought to you by: American Profile - Inspirational Stories & American History