$425 . for that vise ? That's almost what I paid for my mill . In all fairness I got a super deal on my mill , when I first saw the CL add it was not the correct name for the machine . I emailed the guy , he changed it but it still didn't sell . I made him an offer and it was mine . A month later he sold me a Benchmaster (it was rough) , I'm getting it ready to sell so I will have Pratt & Whitney money . Is this crazy ? I'm thinking about having a vertical head made .That vise has been on ebay how many years now?
Hi , really , you would think . The P&W 3C mill uses 4 PN collets , I'm wondering what the vertical head and the dividing head use .I suppose we've all made the mistake of buying a machine and then finding out that the extras are unobtainable.
Like others have said, the easiest thing is to use what you got and buy some more machines.
When I was initially outfitting my shop I ended up getting a Barker PM mill and Ellis dividing head to cut wheels and pinions because it would have been harder and more expensive to outfit my Stark #4 lathe with same capabilities. I now have a Stark #4 that can cut wheels and pinions but of course I got a whole lathe too, so now I have 2 stark #4s.
Out of curiosity- doesn't a 3C mill use 3C collets?
Dennis , I think this vise is for a 3 . https://www.ebay.com/itm/1257802765...P6+Z5kRBvPYK7CqG/hPxh3O/r/|tkp:Bk9SR_ig0sHPYQI personally own a 3C but the Machine Shop museum at Tuckahoe Steam and Gas has a No. 3 with vertical head, dividing head and right angle table.
I don't think that's a P&W at all.Dennis , I think this vise is for a 3 . https://www.ebay.com/itm/125780276574?hash=item1d4916b55e:g:2z4AAOSwWopj8ju-&amdata=enc:AQAHAAAAsBtrHeiLG+vynSloc5ajWriNZfuMmkE5FdEUuyGLME4I956ZlzX85Rfj7TyVRM0HQTPxC6JczD3KnBDjAC6cQqz2wsBXJxOc3F0FHqT22e4Dy1cezZzlcNtoI2DOhNEdZg3YFrx3iLCG8D4bH+NKyjq8j1Hpv/IoHHmrcKMJxnoi1YhxdKTaqQ0evnICpcbiZ4WQJTq1sQzZPMtsbSP6+Z5kRBvPYK7CqG/hPxh3O/r/|tkp:Bk9SR_ig0sHPYQ