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Recently bought one of those GW hobby vices. I have noticed that it doesn't seem to properly stick down onto the table and it moves and decompresses relatively instantly. Is this a normal problem or do i need to like glue the pad onto the vice?
Any help here would be great, or even if you don't use a hobby vice from GW, can you suggest an alternate vice etc to use for sawing and drilling (those are my main uses)
Honestly, the only thing I trust from GW is their Models.
touche lol. Good Call.
But yeah. I figured i needed to try something to hold my parts while i put the 3mm holes into them.
What surfaces are you trying to suction cup it to?
I'm trying to get it to stick to my desk, which is pine timber with a stain over it. The table it pretty old, so it has fair few damage marks and all.
Try sticking it to a non porous surface like a kitchen sideboard.
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I tried that. But it doesn't seem to help it. Is the GW vice supposed to have the rubber mat at the bottom able to be pulled off/removed? or is it fixed in for you guys so no air can get in?
Honestly, the whole system is dodgy at best - it needs a glass-smooth surface and ideal conditions to work right, and even then it's laughably easy to pop loose. Make sure the rubber is REALLY clean, use a very smooth surface, and try moistening the rubber a bit first to help with the suction.
Your best solution is a small bench-mounted vise, but it would require you to drill holes in your work surface to mount it there. Actually, that clamp-on vise might be just what you're looking for...
I find holding the model in one hand and using a pin vice in the other is just fine for all pinning jobs. The only reason I'd use the hobby vice (or any vice) is when I'm sawing through models.
I'm with CBrate. The best vice you have is your fingers. With a bench vice you run the risk of smashing or warping your model. Pinning just needs a flat surface and a hand to keep the piece from spinning.
If you use powertools, just use some sticky tac. I keep a nice ball around my hobby area for posing and drilling. Just stick down a glow on a flat surface, shove your model in nice and snug, then drill away.
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