I bought two angle vises for milling the angle on the top die for my H press.
They were on sale and free shipping, at 17 lbs apiece thats a good deal.
Probably the same vise as a Palmgren. http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PARTPG=...&PMAKA=426-8080
Here the one I'm sort of going to copy. I'm not making the table or the guide. It won't be used that much.
You'll luck out if you end up with a unit as nice as a genuine palmgren (not the cheap indikoreanise crap they put their name on now). I have a feeling you'll wind up with something much more horrible freightish instead, and it'll be marked "elephant" on the box.
I had an elephant cam-lock drill press vise for about 2 hours once. I took it out of the box, locked the jaw, unlocked and repositioned, then locked again, then unlocked and tried to open it all the way up - it hung instead of sliding smooth... WTF? So I look closer at it and the slide rod is dead soft, and the locking bar of the cam is case hardened. It would've been a bastard file (albeit, a dead soft one) along the slide rod in less than a month. So they took it back, and I asked the girl customer service rep to check another to see if it was just mine or if they were all like that - yep, the whole lot of them were JUNK! Some nitwit made the opposite parts hard/soft. The lock bar on the cam is supposed to be soft so it mushes into the hard shaft to grab hold, then the shaft is hard(er) so it doesn't nick every time you use it. Once I explained that to the girl on the phone, she went and looked at another they had (for $400 more) and discovered I wasn't just giving her a line to get my money back and not have to pay shipping. I've been using my 5" fleabay milling vise for a drill press vise ever since (and it has the battle scars to prove it).
Now that we've had the lesson in why you don't let sweat shops make your tooling, it begs the question: Why the EFF don't you just nod the head on your mill and cut the freaking angle with the plate clamped square/flat to the bed?
Jim my head doesn't move.
Here's pictures of the vises, I got them today. The Palgrens made in Asia aren't even painted their green color a reviewer said. These are probably are made on the same line as the Palmgrens.
vise 4... the screws are chromed and seem to move OK.