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Posted: 1/28/2014 4:14:01 PM EDT
When I hear protection I instantly think a condom. But not this time. I just set up a vise on my work bench and am wondering what kind of "protection" do you all put between your vise surface and your firearms or parts in order to protect them from damage.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:16:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2014 4:16:50 PM EDT by blakdak007]
Usually a rag or maybe some cardboard for me, if I'm really gonna crank down on it and secure the gun tight then I'll thicken it up some. Double the rag over or maybe fold/double the cardboard.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:16:35 PM EDT
Inexpensive is always good!
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:18:50 PM EDT
Does your vice jaws face have screws where you can remove the steel jaws and replace with wood?
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:19:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tc4x4:
Inexpensive is always good!
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Absolutely. There are other, more expensive ways like vise blocks they sell for AR uppers and lowers but I've never used any. Never done the work to need them though.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:19:52 PM EDT

I use a old leather belt cut into 6" strips.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:21:00 PM EDT
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I use a old leather belt cut into 6" strips.
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That's actually a good idea, never thought of that.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:22:50 PM EDT

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That's actually a good idea, never thought of that.
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Originally Posted By 9mmRandy:



I use a old leather belt cut into 6" strips.



That's actually a good idea, never thought of that.
I use old towels, rags, or some harbor fright polyurethane vise soft pads. magnetic, you can get several angles on them.



 
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:22:54 PM EDT
I just bought an oak 1x8 to do this for my Muzzleloader build.  Might line with leather.

Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:26:53 PM EDT
Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and purchase a set of silicon vise jaw pads.  Mine are made by Wilton.  They are inexpensive and you will use them much more than you think.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:31:54 PM EDT
lay a sheet of lead down and beat it over the jaw to fit. repeat on the other side. Done.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 5:03:09 PM EDT
leather scraps

silicon vice blocks

piece of garden hose to protect a barrel

rags

wood blocks cut to shape
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