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Posted: 3/18/2006 5:19:01 PM EDT
What size vise do I need to hold the action block. I have my action block ordered but I do not know the dimensions of the block. I want to go ahead and get a vise so I will be ready to finish my build.
Any suggestions on a vise are welcome...

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:44:12 PM EDT
My Brownell's upper receiver block is 2.5" thick in the section that fits in the vise.

Alpine
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:08:48 PM EDT
Thanks, Alpine

Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:14:09 AM EDT
A 4 to 5 inch vise should suffice for any of the various action blocks/methods. I have a 4". Bigger should equal stouter though.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 8:11:49 AM EDT
I have a 5" vise... but a 4" will do. The most important thing is that the vise is solidly mounted. My workbench is assembled with Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors. It is screwed to the wall. There are two layers of ply on the benchtop, with glue in between. The bench and vise do not move.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:18:43 AM EDT
I am using a 4inch with no problems that I got from Lowes.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:57:01 AM EDT
Thanks Guys,
Now I will ready when my block arrives.

Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:15:52 PM EDT
4" will do anything AR related that you need
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