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Rhaugs

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06-08-2019 02:10 AM

Hi All,
Shopping for leg vise hardware.. I am trying to find a Yost leg screw, but they don’t seem to make them anymore. Does anyone have a good alternative to these?


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SMP

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#1 posted 06-08-2019 03:37 AM

You can just use the 18” vise screw.

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#2 posted 06-08-2019 03:52 AM


You can just use the 18” vise screw.

- SMP


That’s what they don’t have

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#3 posted 06-08-2019 04:48 AM


You can just use the 18” vise screw.

- SMP

That s what they don t have

- Rhaugs

Aww bummer, because the Woodcraft branded one is $80. Lee valley has it in a different color for bot much more than the yost:
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=41664

And the Shopfox one is basically the same except the handle:
https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-D3258-Bench-Screw/dp/B00012XCCA/ref=pd_aw_sbs_328_3/132-0072633-6147463?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00012XCCA&pd_rd_r=07894bf8-89a8-11e9-8d2e-a70b2f04bb3c&pd_rd_w=WBU1V&pd_rd_wg=Rpxia&pf_rd_p=aae79475-6dc9-4a12-80e8-27b63108fa72&pf_rd_r=0W94CZBHM0CZ44WXBKZC&psc=1&refRID=0W94CZBHM0CZ44WXBKZC

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#4 posted 06-08-2019 12:07 PM


You can just use the 18” vise screw.

- SMP

That s what they don t have

- Rhaugs

Aww bummer, because the Woodcraft branded one is $80. Lee valley has it in a different color for bot much more than the yost:
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=41664

And the Shopfox one is basically the same except the handle:
https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-D3258-Bench-Screw/dp/B00012XCCA/ref=pd_aw_sbs_328_3/132-0072633-6147463?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00012XCCA&pd_rd_r=07894bf8-89a8-11e9-8d2e-a70b2f04bb3c&pd_rd_w=WBU1V&pd_rd_wg=Rpxia&pf_rd_p=aae79475-6dc9-4a12-80e8-27b63108fa72&pf_rd_r=0W94CZBHM0CZ44WXBKZC&psc=1&refRID=0W94CZBHM0CZ44WXBKZC

- SMP

I bought the ShopFox version with plans to use an angle grinder to cut handle off. You should be able to do the same and keep the cost down.

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Rhaugs

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#5 posted 06-08-2019 06:24 PM



I bought the ShopFox version with plans to use an angle grinder to cut handle off. You should be able to do the same and keep the cost down.

- Rayne


So how would you attach a new, wooden handle

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#6 posted 06-08-2019 07:05 PM

Just buy some Acme thread rod and a nut from McMaster-Carr.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 06-08-2019 10:05 PM


I bought the ShopFox version with plans to use an angle grinder to cut handle off. You should be able to do the same and keep the cost down.

- Rayne

So how would you attach a new, wooden handle

- Rhaugs

Just drill a hole in the center of one of the end caps and screw it in after sliding it in the hole. But I might not go with a wooden handle on this particular one because the hole is small so you may not have enough torque before the handle breaks. I have a handwheel I got used a while back. Gonna see if I can drill and tap the end of the screw to attach the handle to it or some other, similar method to secure it. I’m not at that stage just yet, but I do have all the hardware to make the vise right now.

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SMP

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#8 posted 06-08-2019 10:10 PM



Just buy some Acme thread rod and a nut from McMaster-Carr.

- bondogaposis

I looked at doing that before buying my last one. After buying the threaded rod and nut from different places, trying to source something for the handle/wheel, and then trying to jry rig it all together, it was actually cheaper to buy one of the ready made ones and WAY less work and possibilities of things going wrong.

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#9 posted 06-13-2019 04:10 AM

I asked Yost, and they say new stock is in transit, and should be available in July.

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#10 posted 06-13-2019 01:35 PM



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Aww bummer, because the Woodcraft branded one is $80. Lee valley has it in a different color for bot much more than the yost:
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=41664

And the Shopfox one is basically the same except the handle:
https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-D3258-Bench-Screw/dp/B00012XCCA/ref=pd_aw_sbs_328_3/132-0072633-6147463?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00012XCCA&pd_rd_r=07894bf8-89a8-11e9-8d2e-a70b2f04bb3c&pd_rd_w=WBU1V&pd_rd_wg=Rpxia&pf_rd_p=aae79475-6dc9-4a12-80e8-27b63108fa72&pf_rd_r=0W94CZBHM0CZ44WXBKZC&psc=1&refRID=0W94CZBHM0CZ44WXBKZC

- SMP

The Shopfox isn’t really as well-suited because it doesn’t have a garter to attach to the chop. So you’d have to fabricate and attach one of those. I used the Lee Valley tail vise screw for my leg vise and it works wonderfully.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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