Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dog Block Update

We're in the process of updating the installation instructions for the Benchcrafted Tail Vise. The updated version will include some new photos and some refinements to the installation process which will make it quicker and easier. In the meantime, here's one small thing about the vise that has changed that will affect how the dog block mounts to the sliding plate assembly. It's pretty easy to figure out, but we thought we'd post some pics while we're finalizing the new instructions.

We've slightly changed the orientation of the acme nut on the sliding plate. One of the cap screws now falls partially within the dog block. The solution is an easy one. You use a forstner bit to drill a partial hole where the cap screw meets the back edge of the block. That's it. It's a 2 minute operation. It affects no other aspect of vise function or installation.

One other note of interest. We'll be revealing our latest product here on the blog towards the end of the week.

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