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Project by kiefer posted 09-14-2017 02:46 AM 14983 views 34 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the details of the AUTO QUICK RELEASE That I developed over the last few years with all the components shown in ( Pic 5 )
Pic 1 Exploded view using UHMW material
The function is as follows
Pic 2 The half nut in the open position
Pic 3 The half nut in the engaging to the thread position
Pic 4 The half nut in the locked position
Pic 5 The components view
Pic 6 shows the 3/4” magnet attached to the half nut
The half nut has a rare earth magnet attached with glue at the trailing end flat which keeps the half nut in contact with the ACME ROD at all times and when rotating the rod it pulls the nut into the threads until it reaches the end of the guide channel and is kept in a locked position by the narrow part of the guide channel which keeps it from releasing from the rod threads .Turning the rod the opposite direction will release the nut and return it to the open position allowing the rod to slide freely with only the rounded tip of the nut staying in contact with the rod .
This quick release can be used on many different vise and has many other applications and can be made for different thread sizes and be used for retro fitting .
Here is a video link that will explain thing further
Another very interesting link for information on magnets
Comments and question welcome


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 09-14-2017 02:51 AM

You never fail to amaze me Klaus, nice work.


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#2 posted 09-14-2017 02:55 AM

This is brilliant Klaus. Good work and thanks for sharing.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 09-14-2017 03:03 AM

Echoing Paul – it is brilliant Klaus. Having seen the video numerous times when I was trying to generate those Sketchup plans, I kind of figured out the whole thing but the darn magnet. lol That is the brilliant part and why I didn’t get it :)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 09-14-2017 03:21 AM

That is really slick, Klaus. you are a great inventor!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-14-2017 03:35 AM

Great video with well explained details. I may build one of these in a new bench in the future if my wife gives up some space next to the shop. I will definitely have a quick release vise on the new one. I have a 18’’ acme rod, just need the nut when I’m ready. Thanks for the details Klaus. We know who deserves the credit for this.
Question: Does your shop have LED lights? They make all the difference in the world. Just a suggestion.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 09-14-2017 04:38 AM


Thank you for sharing…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#7 posted 09-14-2017 06:05 AM

Klaus is back! with a vengeance! Can’t keep a good mind unoccupied. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 09-14-2017 06:37 AM

Klaus, are you ever sleeping?
great invention,thanks for sharing

-- bambi

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#9 posted 09-14-2017 08:07 AM

VERY COOL!! This design is just brilliant! Thanks for sharing!!

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#10 posted 09-14-2017 11:03 AM

Pune Genius !

The videos and info from KJ Magnetic is good. They are my go-to magnet place.

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#11 posted 09-14-2017 11:25 AM

Now that is a slick idea!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#12 posted 09-14-2017 11:47 AM

Quite the brilliant man. I have racked my brain trying to figure out how you accomplished it. My 15 year old grandson said “He has to be using a magnet somehow”. Cant wait to show him. We are building each of us a woodworking bench and both want to incorporate your vise in our benches. Thanks so much for sharing. I would have paid for the plans. May God continue to bless you in life’s journey.

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#13 posted 09-14-2017 12:51 PM

That’s just ingenious!
Thanks for sharing that

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#14 posted 09-14-2017 02:31 PM

love it

-- Woodworking is skill >>

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#15 posted 09-14-2017 03:35 PM

Very excellent design and a good solution for convenience. Nice

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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