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2/28/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Reduced-Size Vise Provides Strong Clamping

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Kurt has released the DX4 CrossOver Vise, a reduced size version of its DX6 CrossOver Vise.

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Kurt has released the DX4 Crossover vise, a reduced-size version of its DX6 Crossover vise. The system is designed to achieve high levels of workholding strength and performance where flatness and parallelism are needed.

The vise is designed for the precision requirements of CNC production and tool room applications, replacing the D40 vise with enhanced features. It has a larger jaw opening than the D40 (6.5" compared to 3.75") but the same bed height and distance from keyway to stationary jaw. It is available in a manual model, plus manual reverse model for easier part programming in Y-axis positive direction.

The system is a combination of a two-top-bolt stationary jaw with the Anglock and Pull-Type designs from Kurt’s D-series and 3400V vises. These features provide all-directional clamping alignment, downward force-reducing jaw deflection and reduced stress in the body while maintaining flatness after assembly. Its two-bolt stationary jaw design further reduces jaw deflection.

With enlarged jaw-holding capacity, the system features a full 6.5" jaw opening within the inside jaw position. A lighter and narrower vise body, featuring a footprint of 4.962" × 12.50", allows for more vises on the machine table. The vise body also provides chip evacuation through the body at the sides and end.

Additional features include an 80,000-psi ductile iron body, nut and movable jaw, as well as a semi-hard steel screw and a hardened vise bed and jaw plates. A larger and stronger bearing pack adds to vise life. The brush seal is designed for easier nut removal or replacement. It locates quickly on 40-mm, 50-mm and 2" grid patterns. A Groovelock jaw plate and workstop are included for convenient part positioning.
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