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Old 08-05-2005, 05:06 PM
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Default looking for tool-- magnetic brake attaches to Bench vice

hi all.
I'm spending this summer working at a physics research facility, and one of my jobs is to fabricate tools to facilitate physics research. A lot of mill, and lathe work-- no sheet metal work.
Something I stumbled across the other day is a 5" wide, brake that magnetically attaches to a Bench Vice.
I've asked the powers that be, and they told me that it was purchased years ago by someone who recently retired. And of course there is no way to get a hold of him.
Has anyone ever seen something like this before? If so, do you remember or know where to buy one?
I suppose the first order of business with this would be to know what it's actually called, and I have no way of identifiying it beyond my basic description. Be assured, I will take dims this afternoon, and draw it up in CAD to show everyone this weekend at some point.
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Old 08-05-2005, 05:30 PM
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Most likly a Roper-Witney Magnabend http://www.roperwhitney.com/
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:13 PM
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Hi all...
Bob, thanks, but it's not a magna bend. I remember those-- also just looked, and that's definitely not it.
Here is an image-- drawn in CAD, os it's just a cross sectional profile. I'd really appeciate it if anyone has seen these to let me know
1- what it's actually called.
2- who makes them, or
3- where can buy one.
While I'll admit it's a petite tool, I have uses for this around the house.
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:15 PM
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I said previously that it's 5" wide. Strike that; it's 6" wide.
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:44 PM
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Hi all... well, I guess my fortune is up a little today. Or pehraps my searching skills have just gotten better.
I've actually found it, in the most amazing location-- Amazon.com of all places.
So, here is a website to the maker of the tool-
http://www.grizzly.com/products/item...emNumber=H3244
While not entirely impressive a tool, it does take care of the small time tinner, who can't afford, or doesn't need a full size brake.
And it's under $21.00.
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