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Kurt D30 3” Milling Machine Vise with Swivel Base

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Asking $400 plus shipping. Rare to find Kurt Angle Lock vise this small, has swivel base and factory handle. Smooth and tight action, comes with adjustable work stop. See pictures for condition. Good size for Clausing, Rockwell, Benchmaster, Burke and other smaller Mills. Could also be used on Bridgeports for specials set ups etc. Will ship in USA.
 

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I bought my Rockwell mill new in 1974 and a Japanese vise from Enco. I soon replaced the Enco vice with a Kurt 5" vise and still use it with complete satisfaction in all matters, including jaw width. My Hardinge TM mill has an original Hardinge 4" vise, but I use an Asian copy of a 4" Kurt on the Hardinge. It too is just the right size for the mill. I got an Asian copy of the 3" Kurt years ago and have never used it because it is too big for my Hardinge BB4 mill. In other words, I do not know what mill a 3" Kurt would suit, but do know it would not suit my mills or a Clausing. But it is cute and Kurt stopped making them long ago.

Larry
 
Seems reasonable in this world of $6,099 2" bullet vises.

 
Seems reasonable in this world of $6,099 2" bullet vises.


Somebody listed a NOS vise @ $71 and no reserve and thought they'd make some cash. And a bunch of jokers bid it to the moon... It's a cruel world out there...:wrong:
 
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I bought the last 3" vise rebuild kit from Kurt about five years ago.
They don't have many (if any) parts for the 5" vise either.
I have a pair of 3" vises and a pair of 5" vises.
Seems like I have an affinity for orphans.

Steve

My main vise I use most often is a Kurt D50. Just easier to lift on/off the Bridgeport than my D675. I did order a rebuild kit for the D50 to have on hand about 5 years ago. Included the thrust bearing and hardened washers, a plug, half-ball, a spring clip retainer, and an oring. Wonder if the thrust bearings are a standard size and might be easily sourced elsewhere?
 
Wonder if the thrust bearings are a standard size and might be easily sourced elsewhere?
They probably use a standard one, just on the thinking that making a bearing is a task better left to the professionals.
My vises are so old, they don't have bearings.
In fact, one of the rebuild kits I got came with the bearing and I sold it to someone else on the board.
Was thinking of making a bronze washer to go in the cavity. I may already have, I can't remember - my 5" vises are still in storage after the move, and since I had to give my mill away to move (and I can't find one here) it may be a while before I unpack them.
The hard part to get would be the half ball. Not sure if that's a commercially available item.

Steve
 
I bought my Rockwell mill new in 1974 and a Japanese vise from Enco. I soon replaced the Enco vice with a Kurt 5" vise and still use it with complete satisfaction in all matters, including jaw width. My Hardinge TM mill has an original Hardinge 4" vise, but I use an Asian copy of a 4" Kurt on the Hardinge. It too is just the right size for the mill. I got an Asian copy of the 3" Kurt years ago and have never used it because it is too big for my Hardinge BB4 mill. In other words, I do not know what mill a 3" Kurt would suit, but do know it would not suit my mills or a Clausing. But it is cute and Kurt stopped making them long ago.

Larry
In my opinion it suits 6x26 table as used on Clausing 8520 just fine, but also size of work is important question for the end user.
 
Seems reasonable in this world of $6,099 2" bullet vises.

Wow! Stupid is as stupid does. Will that fit in their antique Barbie playhouse?
 








 
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