US2770156A - Auxiliary jaws selectively attachable to confronting and upper surfaces of vise jaws - Google Patents

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Nov. 13, 1956 H. J. BRETTRAGER 2,770,156

, AUXILIARY JAWS SELECTIVELYVATTACHABLE 'ro CONFRONTING AND UPPER SURFACES OF vxss JAWS Filed July 18, 1955 IN VEN TOR.

ATTORNEYS HENRY BRETTRAGER United States Patent AUXILIARY JAWS SELECTIVELY ATTACHABLE T0 coNFRoNTlNG AND UPPER SURFACES 0F VISE JAWS Henry J. Brettrager, Saginaw, Mich.

Application July 18, 1955, Serial No. 522,761

4 Claims. (Cl. 81-38) This invention relates to Vises which can clamp workpieces of widely varying size,

While vises are known which support an auxiliary jaw on an upper face thereof for clamping larger size workpieces, no one has to my knowledge provided jaws for a vise which may be interchangeably supported on the inner ends of the jaw blocks or on the upper faces thereof, and when fixed on the ends of the blocks are very useful for supporting workpieces which are of considerably less depth than the height of the jaws.

Accordingly, one of the prime objects of my invention is to design a machine vise of simplified construction which has jaws of the character described.

A further object of the invention is to provide a vise of this design which is reliable and efiicient in operation and permits the clamping of a wide range of workpieces of varying size.

Another object of the invention is to design a vise whose jaws can be very rapidly moved to the desired position with only the simplest of tools and in a minimum of time.

A still further object of the invention is to design a vise of rugged and durable construction which can be very economically manufactured and sold.

With the above and other objects in view, the present invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that equivalent changes may be made in the various elements which comprise the invention without departing from the function thereof or the scope of the appended claims.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the vise showing a workpiece of relatively small size clamped therein, the diagrammatic lines indicating alternate positions of the jaws and a larger size workpiece which is clamped therebetween.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary side elevation corresponding to Fig. 1, but showing a cylindrical workpiece supported by the jaw projections.

Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawing in which I have shown a preferred embodiment of the invention, a letter V generally indicates my vise which includes a base having flanges 11 secured by bolts 12 to the table T of any machine or bench as desired. Integral with the base 10 is a vise body 13 having a fixed jaw block 14 and a reciprocable jaw block 15. The block 15 moves, of course, on ways 16 which are provided on the body 13 of the vise.

Any suitable means may be employed to adjust the position of the block 15 on the ways 16, however for simplicity I have shown a shaft 17 having a threaded portion 18 that engages a complementarily threaded internal bore in the block 15 in the usual manner. The shaft 17 is supported at its outer end by an upright flange 19 on the end of the ways 16 and is journaled in 2,770,156 Patented Nov. 13, 1956 an opening through the flange 19 so that it can rotate but not move axially Accordingly, when the shaft 17 is turned by any suitable tool or handle the slidable block 15 will be moved on its ways 16'.

Jaws 20 and 21 have smooth bores 22 disposed centrally therein so that they may be fixed to the inner ends of the jaw blocks 14 and 15 by screws 23. Both ends of the openings 22 are countersunk as at 22a, and plainly the jaws will thus be reversible. Provided off center in each of the jaws 20 and 21 is a keyway 24 of rectangular section in which a generally rectangular key 25 may be mounted as in Fig. 1 for supporting a workpiece W as shown. Plainly, since the openings 22 are centrally disposed, the jaws 20 and 21 could be turned around so that the keys 25 were on the opposite side of the screws 23 and would support larger workpieces in the same manner. The keys not only facilitate drilling operations and the like by supporting the workpiece in true horizontal disposition, but also support it near the top of the vise so that there is no danger or running a drill or similar tool into the bottom of the vise. Fig. 3 illustrates the manner in which the keys 25 will very capably support cylindrical workpieces W which are otherwise very difficult to clamp between the jaws.

It will be noted that the jaws 20 and 21 are flush with the upper faces of the blocks 14 and 15 which are absolutely flat as shown. Provided in the upper faces of the blocks 14 and 15 are keyways 26 of rectangular section which are adapted to receive the keys 25 when larger size workpieces, such as shown at W", are to be clamped. In Fig. 1 diagrammatic lines indicate the position of the jaws 20 and 21 which have been removed from the ends of the blocks 14 and 15 and secured to the upper faces thereof by the screws 23.

It should be obvious that I have perfected a very versatile vise which is capable of clamping workpieces of widely varying size and shape, and it is to be understood that I do not wish to limit the application of the novel principles involved in any way. Accordingly, the drawing and descriptive matter in all cases are to be interpreted as illustrative of the invention rather than as limiting the scope thereof and it is to be understood that various equivalent changes may be made without departing from the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a vise, a fixed jaw block, a movable block movable toward and away from said first-mentioned jaw block, the jaw blocks having flat adjacent end faces and upper surfaces, jaws having transversely disposed substantially rectangular shaped keyways therein, and the upper faces of said jaw blocks having corresponding keyways therein, and means for interchangeably securing said jaws to the end faces or upper surfaces of said jaw blocks so that a workpiece may be gripped therebetween.

2. In a vise, a fixed jaw block, a movable jaw block reciprocable toward and away from said fixed jaw block, the jaw blocks being provided with upper faces which include relatively flat surfaces, the flat surfaces having generally rectangular shaped keyways extending in a direction transverse to the path of reciprocation of said movable jaw block, jaws for said jaw blocks having generally rectangular shaped keys projecting therefrom and receivable in said keyways, and means interchangeably securing said jaws on the upper faces of said blocks with the keys in said keyways or on the inner ends of said blocks with the keys supporting a workpiece which is gripped therebetween.

3. The combination defined in claim 2 in which said keys are off center in said jaws.

4. In a vise, a stationary jaw block, a movable jaw block movable toward and away from said first mentioned jaw block, the jaw blocks having flat adjacent end faces and upper surfaces, jaws mountable on the opposing end faces of said blocks, the jaws having slots and the upper surfaces of said blocks outwardly of said end faces thereof having like slots, means for interchangeably securing said jaws to the end faces or upper surfaces of said jaw blocks so that a workpiece may be gripped therebetween, and members functioning as keys to brace the jaws accommodated in said slots in the jaws and slots in the upper surfaces of said blocks when the jaws are mounted on the upper surfaces of said blocks to brace the jaws against the clamping force in the plane of movement of the movable block.

4, References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Gaudreau Sept. 15, 1931 Sordi Dec. 13, 1949 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain Jan. 21, 1947 Grea Britain. ..-V---V- 2 V v 1947 u t ia --a-----Y-.-.---1- Ap 1 19

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US3173676A (en) * 1962-10-25 1965-03-16 Edmond Z Chenette Milling machine vises and the like and auxiliary jaws therefor
US3802691A (en) * 1972-05-18 1974-04-09 Miles Lab Adjustable clock apparatus
US4078782A (en) * 1977-08-03 1978-03-14 Carlson Alfred J Range jaws for milling machine vises
US4226144A (en) * 1978-07-20 1980-10-07 Pliley Larry E Vise with watch component engaging jaw accessories
US4412676A (en) * 1981-12-24 1983-11-01 Black & Decker Inc. Vise for workbench
US4462581A (en) * 1982-07-23 1984-07-31 Shigeto Mitani Vise with changeable gripping elements
US4519592A (en) * 1983-11-14 1985-05-28 Mobil Oil Corporation Device for holding formation cores for boring
US6152435A (en) * 1998-07-31 2000-11-28 Lloyd D. Snell Multi-diameter vise clamp and collet jaw
US6170813B1 (en) * 1999-07-21 2001-01-09 Jerald A. Bowers Vise with adjustable jaw inserts
US6284957B1 (en) 1997-06-12 2001-09-04 Luis G. Leguia Carbon fiber cello
WO2006096176A1 (en) * 2005-03-08 2006-09-14 Blue Heron Enterprises, Llc Portable, adjustable vertical work holder device
US7152855B1 (en) * 2004-04-07 2006-12-26 Martens Michael R Vise jaw with work stop
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US1823537A (en) * 1930-06-21 1931-09-15 Bay State Tool & Machine Co Vise
GB584685A (en) * 1944-07-24 1947-01-21 Niels Peter Clausen Improvements in work setting and supporting devices, particularly for marking-off and precision grinding purposes
US2490843A (en) * 1946-05-17 1949-12-13 Sordi Ilio Vise-jaw attachment selectively usable as an auxiliary jaw or as a work support between two other vise jaws
AT170934B (en) * 1950-12-09 1952-04-10 Oskar Condin Vice with jaw inserts

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GB585051A (en) *
US1823537A (en) * 1930-06-21 1931-09-15 Bay State Tool & Machine Co Vise
GB584685A (en) * 1944-07-24 1947-01-21 Niels Peter Clausen Improvements in work setting and supporting devices, particularly for marking-off and precision grinding purposes
US2490843A (en) * 1946-05-17 1949-12-13 Sordi Ilio Vise-jaw attachment selectively usable as an auxiliary jaw or as a work support between two other vise jaws
AT170934B (en) * 1950-12-09 1952-04-10 Oskar Condin Vice with jaw inserts

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3173676A (en) * 1962-10-25 1965-03-16 Edmond Z Chenette Milling machine vises and the like and auxiliary jaws therefor
US3802691A (en) * 1972-05-18 1974-04-09 Miles Lab Adjustable clock apparatus
US4078782A (en) * 1977-08-03 1978-03-14 Carlson Alfred J Range jaws for milling machine vises
US4226144A (en) * 1978-07-20 1980-10-07 Pliley Larry E Vise with watch component engaging jaw accessories
US4412676A (en) * 1981-12-24 1983-11-01 Black & Decker Inc. Vise for workbench
US4462581A (en) * 1982-07-23 1984-07-31 Shigeto Mitani Vise with changeable gripping elements
US4519592A (en) * 1983-11-14 1985-05-28 Mobil Oil Corporation Device for holding formation cores for boring
US6284957B1 (en) 1997-06-12 2001-09-04 Luis G. Leguia Carbon fiber cello
US6152435A (en) * 1998-07-31 2000-11-28 Lloyd D. Snell Multi-diameter vise clamp and collet jaw
US6170813B1 (en) * 1999-07-21 2001-01-09 Jerald A. Bowers Vise with adjustable jaw inserts
US7152855B1 (en) * 2004-04-07 2006-12-26 Martens Michael R Vise jaw with work stop
WO2006096176A1 (en) * 2005-03-08 2006-09-14 Blue Heron Enterprises, Llc Portable, adjustable vertical work holder device
US20170008154A1 (en) * 2015-07-08 2017-01-12 Imagine Tf, Llc Hold-down clamping apparatus
US10166656B2 (en) * 2015-07-08 2019-01-01 Imagine Tf, Llc Hold-down clamping apparatus

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