Handy Hint: July 2015

Portable vise makes work easier

portable vise on back of 4 heelerSometimes I need a vise or something to hold parts that I'm working on when I am away from the workshop. Since I have an ATV bobcat with a dump box that I use to do work around the farm and out in the field, I took a rod that fits snugly on top of my box frame and welded a strap bar 1 inch by 1/4 inch by 10 inches on it.

I stick it into that hole and use a vise grip to hold whatever part I'm working on onto that strap iron. A guy can make the strap iron any size. I just happened to have this one laying around, and it works very well.

Cow Paradise Ranch, South Dakota

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