Stainless Turntable Vise and
Made in Nebraska, USA!
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Low Profile Turntable Vise
(Turntable and vise sold separately)
This vise is meant to be used on a turntable that can spin.
On a turntable it can be centered under a microscope and slide
around on the turntable positioning while keeping the field of
view through the scope centered.
**Threaded holes in base jaws for custom
fixtures and homemade jaws.
Made from Stainless with Hardened Jaws, Pin-Plates and Screw
**Includes Pin-Pates, base and wrench
**Diameter 6" (same diameter as Goliath
**Jaw width 3"
**Maximum jaw opening 3.4".
Wider objects can be held using pin plates (5.5") or by making
homemade jaws (wood, plastic, or metal) as needed and using supplied
screws to hold them on.
The vise has no bearings. It unitizes the bearings of a
** The absence of bearings allows a lower
**Overall height without pin plates
**Overall height with pin plates
**Weight 17 lbs.
Benefits to low profile
The low profile allows tilting of the block without the viewing
location moving away from the field of view in a microscope. In
other words, the object being held in the vise stays centered when
the vise is tilted since the top of the jaws are the center axis of
Vise for use on a turntable -
Includes ten pins and standard hex wrenches
Turntable is not included
Use this button if shipping by ground only WITHIN USA &
Use this button if shipping by air OUTSIDE USA
T-Handle Brass wrench for Turntable vise or Goliath vise
We can fit the above two items in the same package with the
vise if your order them at the same time, but if ordering other
items as well, then please place two separate orders, as we
would then need to make two separate shipments.
Vise Leg Support
Attach this Vise Leg to the Low Profile Turntable Vise to
support a barrel or non-balanced weighed objects on one side to
prevent the vise from tilting from the weight.
Tips about turntables
How to center a turntable under
Place your vise on top and approximately in the center of the
turntable under your microscope. Adjust the distance/focus on your
microscope until your project, or the jaws of the vise are in
focus. Next, spin the turntable while looking through the microscope.
To center, while spinning the turntable, look into the scope and push
the whole turntable and/or your scope around until the view seen in
the scope is spinning right in the middle of the field of view.
From here, leave the position of the scope and position of the
turntable alone. To get to another location on the item
being engraved in the field of view, simply push the vise around on
top of the turntable.
This process is the same for the Glidelock vise, even though the
turntable is built into the vise.
Leather Ring Fixture for Vise pin plates
Place these in vise pin plates to hold rings or other items.
the pin plates on the
Low Profile vise, later Goliath
vises and PalmControl® vises.
Find more information about these holders on the
vise accessory page.
Leather Ring Holder Price $69
Inside Ring Holder for Vise pin plates
these in vise pin plates to hold rings from the outside, to
allow inside engraving, as well as access to the top of the
ring. They are made from solid stainless and the faces are
leather lined. Find more information about these holders
on the vise accessory page.
Inside Ring Holder for Vise pin plates
Stand and Vise Package
Lindsay TurnTable Stand - Low Profile TurnTable Vise
and - Vise Leg
Find more information on stand page.
Turntable for a vise, for positioning a vise
FeatherTouch™ Steve Lindsay Turntable
For positioning a vise. (see tips above about turntables and
positioning with them)
Improved turntable bearing, pat. pend. The unique turntable
bearing is reliable for smooth/start/stop movement that are
required for fine shading engraving work.
10" diameter steel turntable. Weight 35 lbs
FeatherTouch™ Turntable - Vise not included- $499
Note: Price may be adjusted down or up at later date after
Steve makes more of them and he can determines production costs
closer. So after you receive your turntable please do not be
offended if you see the price of them lower, or possibly higher.
Turntable is made from solid steel and can rust. The
surface can rust more easily in an area of high humidity.
To keep in like new condition wipe it down with either a
light oil or for better protection using the rust and
tarnish preventer cream.
Stop rust & tarnish. Used to help prevent corrosion of
steel, brass and copper. Use it to wipe on metal to
hope prev+ent rust or tarnish. A good method to
apply is cut a rag approx 3"x3" square and coat it well with
the cream working it through the rag. Use
it wipe down the object. Store the rag in a plastic
bag that can then be reused. The cream is non
toxic . However, if you are allergic to
sheep's wool it could cause an allergic reaction.
Stop rust & tarnish cream 2-oz tube
Thanks for Ray Cover for this
information on a source of an inexpensive turntable that is fairly
heavy and rigid.
The Lindsay Turntable has been built with large ball bearings and a
larger diameter race to increase stability without wobble.
However, if at this time you cannot justify the price of my
turntable, Engraver Ray Cover discovered more cost effective
solution: a Shimpo turntable that can be found on pottery making
craft sites. I assume they are China made. At the bottom of the page of
this link, is
the "Shimpo" turntables list of banding wheels. The one to get is
model BW-25L. It is 9.875" in diameter x 2.25" high and at
$68.88 (at the time of writing) it's hard not to recommend it for
beginners or anyone with a tight budget. I noticed a little
wobble in the one I tested, but it wasn't bad.
Visit the vise holder accessories page at this link
Vises home page link