Are you unhappy with the handle that came with
your rotary vise? Do you find it clumsy, and more
of a bother than of worth? Maybe you would like to
try a turning wheel instead of a handle. It is easy
enough to try it out, and the cost is under $2.00.
I bought a large cork plug at the hardware store, it
came with a hole drilled in the middle, so I just had
to increase the size of the hole to fit on the shaft
of the rotary vise. You can also use cork disks that
are for building rod handles.
Take off the handle and spacer bars, install the cork
wheel, and retighten the knurled nut onto the end of
the rotary shaft. ~Parnelli
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