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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 3 weeks ago #13645

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Just read the following on hxxp://thesharpenershop.coma --> "This upgraded system includes stainless steel insert in the fixed vise jaw to allow for more positive clamping power"

What exactly is this and how do I get one? The jaws that I have on the unit I got in December do not secure knives in jaws enough. Blade will move left or right with a twist on the handle and change angle. This problem changes the angle as pressure is applied during paddle strokes and because it may never be the exact "tilt" for each stroke, it becomes a real challenge to get a wicked sharp edge.
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13649

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Read here
www.wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=c...090&Itemid=271#12915

Do you use a piece of chamois or leather on the spine of your problem knives when clamping?
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13654

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Mikedoh wrote:
Do you use a piece of chamois or leather on the spine of your problem knives when clamping?

I think Mike's got it... you might try this first.
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13703

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I have had success using magnetic tape cut to whatever size is needed.

I am not sure what the proper name is but it is that flexible stuff like on the back of business cards that stick to the refrigerator. Know what I mean?

Anyway I cut that stuff to fit. It's soft enough to give a little so there is a good grip.

Whatever you use, it should be softer than the blade so it does not scratch the blade.
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13704

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R.JeffreyCoates wrote:
I have had success using magnetic tape cut to whatever size is needed.

I am not sure what the proper name is but it is that flexible stuff like on the back of business cards that stick to the refrigerator. Know what I mean?

That is a GREAT idea..........thank you for sharing that tip. :woohoo:
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13711

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That is a good idea "R", I've been using leather cut from an old glove (works good). The magnetic strip adds 1/32 to the vise but, the leather was probably about the same and I use the angle cube on all set ups anyway.

Thanks for the tip :)
Jack
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13716

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Well, I tried the magnetic strips, it didn't hold the blade steady for me. It didn't matter how much I tightened the vise the knife still could be rocked back and forth. The leather requires very little pressure on the vise screw to hold rock solid. Thanks for the suggestion though. :unsure:

Jack
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13717

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Hey Jack, all I do is use a paper towel doubled over. Fwiw
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13718

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Hi Dan, that sounds like it would work. I have a bunch of leather work gloves my son gave me years ago so, I just cut one up to use. Since I retired 7 1/2 yrs. ago, it's really all I have to use them for now :cheer: Thanks for the suggestion though, some day I might run out of gloves.
Jack
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Stainless steel jaw insert 1 year 2 weeks ago #13746

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You can always check for a local Tandy leather, they always have scrap bins. Also...old shoes...
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