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(1275) Whipped by ZOOK!


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My vises are made by Panavise, a U.S. Company.  The one with the wide jaws is the model 350.  The smaller one is the model 301. Both have the 312 Base mount – www.panavise.com



  1. After rewatching the video I am convinced that the control lug was pushed into the pin chamber by the vice. After you get the key out, the pins move freely. But as soon as you put it back in the vice you have a hard time getting the pins all the way up for your overlift attempt. The control lug has a height of 10 (Best pin height) and all of the upper pins appear to be small. So if their smaller than a 10 pin the control lug will move if the pins match the operating or control sheer line, and with them being keypins their is more room for them to match one or both of those lines. That’s what caused the springs to get jammed and it took a hammer to get everything back in place.

  2. I have found that raising the rubber jaw pads of the vise enough to expose the SFIC control lug will prevent jamming pins and / or deforming springs.

  3. In my opinion when you had the core in the vice, the cushioning and leather were pushing the control lug into the pin chambers. That caused the pins or springs to lock up because he did not pin with the proper stack height. I know you’ll probably disagree but I don’t think this was a fair lock. With an improper stack height the control lug was blocking the pins from moving freely in the chamber. I think the hammer forced the control lug back in line allowing the pins to move. The first thing they teach you when pinning an IC core is every chamber has to total the proper stack height depending on the system you are using.

  4. When I saw the trouble with the key, and the hammer come out,, I thought it was a bad lock. Top security lock, need 2 keys, one a hammer

  5. I wanted to give to patrion. But it appears you can’t do just a one time donation for a few bucks. That seems a bit wrong to ask for as much as you do

  6. Lol you cant tention the pins if there too short .to tention a lock on the springs is bad workmanship . But when theres no rules who cares this is when craftmen cry and bridges fall .and engineers get drunk in dispair

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