Kurt Manufacturing (Minneapolis, Minnesota) has donated eight new vises to Workshops for Warriors, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that helps veterans transition into civilian life through training, certification and placement. The vises will be used to convert machining center spindles into functioning workstations to train veterans in precision machining operations.
The vises are D688 Manual models that include eight KPS-6000 Parallel Keepers and eight 360PWS workstops. They are matched in heights for use in multiple vise setups. The D688 produces 7,968 lbs. clamping force with 80 lbs. input torque, and clamping force is distributed evenly across the full jaw surface, the company says.