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Pivoting Vise Attachment Clamps Odd-Shaped Parts
A bench vise is a necessary tool in any farm workshop, but it does have one limitation: It canít clamp round or tapered objects in its jaws.
  I recently came across a new tool that attaches to an ordinary bench vise to hold odd-shaped parts. It opens up a whole new way to approach clamping. It was invented by Ron Iacobelli and his brother Michael.
  The Gyrojaw is a pyramid-shaped attachment made from a gripping-type elastomer that fits against the jaw of a standard bench vise. Itís designed to clamp things that donít have parallel faces. A carriage bolt is embedded into one end, and the boltís curved head allows the Gyrojaw to be pivoted to many different angles and then clamped tightly against the work piece. Friction and pressure between the Gyrojaw and the vise surface is what holds it in place.
  The Gyrojaw sells for $12 plus S&H. It can also be used on C-clamps.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gyrojaw, 16280 Softwater Lake Drive, Linden, Mich. 48451 (ph 800 937-5755; www.gyrojaw.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1