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Old 06-14-2018
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Default Vise on bird

A number of times when working on my LXI I’ve needed to take parts home to use the vise in my garage.
Has anyone found a clever spot to attach one to the bird?
I though about a trailer hitch mount if nothing else.

What I really need is a bus barn rather than covered RV parking, but a vise mount is cheaper.
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As you said, the receiver hitch. I used U-bolts that fit the vise and a piece of square stock. Kept it permanently attached to the stock so it could be quickly slipped into the receiver.
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Here are some links. Never used any of them but they do show the possibilities.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/9...SABEgJnFvD_BwE

https://www.ebay.com/i/142131829957?chn=ps

https://www.jegs.com/i/Wilton-Tools/...SABEgLDQPD_BwE

https://www.walmart.com/ip/MaxxHaul-...&wl13=&veh=sem

Or make your own mount.
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I have one I put in my reciever hitch
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I make my living at a vice. No pun intended seriously ive got a couple dozen.
Ball, bench Rotating, bench pivoting, lathe, milling ,Lutiers, engraving, Leg , Vices to use standing up and others for sitting at, I even have a vice elevator, to adjust for height as your working
The vices and stands in the links above all look to be viable options depending upon how and what your doing
Never seen these before but I will add one or two to my collection
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