Vise Designed for Precision in CNC, Toolroom Applications
IMTS 2018: Kurt’s DX4 CrossOver vise is designed for precision requirements of CNC production to toolroom applications.
Kurt’s DX4 CrossOver vise is designed for the precision requirements of CNC production and toolroom applications. The vise is interchangeable with the company’s D40 vise, with the same bed height and distance from keyway to stationary jaw. It includes the company’s AngLock and Pull-Type features and a two-bolt stationary jaw. The vise features a 6.5" jaw opening within the inside jaw position. A lighter and narrower vise body with a footprint of 4.962" × 12.50" supports more vises on the machine table. The 80,000-psi ductile iron vise body also provides chip evacuation straight through the body at the sides and end of the vise to prevent chip buildup.
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