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Blog series by twoblacklabs updated 02-25-2018 07:35 PM 2 parts 3877 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: #380 Base and #303 Standard Head

02-20-2018 11:16 PM by twoblacklabs | 6 comments »

A few months ago, I traveled to Ohio to pickup an Incra LS Positioner off of Craigslist (less than 100 miles). The nice fella took the time to give a tour of his extravagant basement shop. (Wish I had photos to share). A retired engineer, he took great pride in his shop. He also gave me a box of junked Panavises as he didn’t have time to do anything with them. Not one to say no, I took the box with no clue as to what I would do with them. In fact, until he showed me the box, I had never...

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Part 2: #304 Low Profile Head

02-25-2018 07:35 PM by twoblacklabs | 1 comment »

Spent a little more time this week restoring the Panavise #304 Low Profile Head. Again, it was filthy and rusty with the original paint flaking off. It dawned on me that using the previously restored base and head would be a great way to clean up the corroded screws instead of buying new ones. Another coat of primer and two coats of paint and voila! The advantage to this head is the lower position of the vise itself to the clamping surface. This allows to get...

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