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Posted on 2 workbench polls in 1 : including veritas .vs. hovarter

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#1 posted 09-18-2020 07:24 PM

I have no experience with the Hovarter vise, but I have been thinking about changing out my Veritas twin screw end vise and replacing it with a Hovarter. I’ve had the Veritas on my bench for 11 years and I have been reasonably satisfied with it. My only complaint about it is that it is difficult to keep in parallel adjustment. It relies on a set screw to keep the hub secured to the threaded shaft. No matter how hard I crank down on the set screws the hub slips and throws the vise jaws out of parallel. This has become an increasing problem as the vise ages. I’ve tried drilling a small dimple in the shaft to index the set screw without success. If someone has a remedy for this issue, I’d appreciate your sharing it with me. It’s a very annoying problem.

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