Vise Reduces Setup Time for Secondary Operations

The Kurt SideWinder vise provides vertical workholding without interfering with an existing host vise or the spindle.

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The Kurt SideWinder vise provides vertical workholding without interfering with an existing host vise or the spindle. The vise expands the capabilities of 6" or 8" vises by adding vertical clamping above and behind the host vise and provides easy spindle access for secondary or final machining operations. It mounts to any vise with a Kurt industry-standard bolt pattern.

Designed to reduce setup time for secondary operations, the vise improves throughput using existing machine tools and existing vises, the company says. SideWinder can be easily installed and then left attached to the host vise. Removal is easy, and a locating pin feature eliminates the need to re-indicate the setup upon reattachment.

The SideWinder vise is available in two models, both with non-porous, 80,000-psi ductile iron bodies. The SDW25 II mounts to any 6" vise and the SDW35 model mounts to both 6" and 8" vises. Features for both models include an integral bracket with stabilization enabling mounting to the machine table on the movable end of the vise. Both vises also have a workstop to position the height of the work part. The Kurt Pull-Type design reduces jaw deflection for more accurate clamping. 

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