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Publication numberUS807788 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 19, 1905
Filing dateMay 9, 1905
Priority dateMay 9, 1905
Publication numberUS 807788 A, US 807788A, US-A-807788, US807788 A, US807788A
InventorsDaniel E Stetler
Original AssigneeDaniel E Stetler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 807788 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 19, 1905.

Application filed May 9, 1905. Serial No. 259,495.

To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, DANIEL E. STETLER, a citizen otl the United States, residing' at Medford, in the county of Grant, OklahomaTerritory, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vises; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to improvements in vises for use on drilling-presses, milling or planing machines, and the like.

The object of the invention is to provide a simple, durable, and efficient device of this character in which work of any kind may be securely clamped and accurately centered or adjusted beneath the drilling or other cutting tool.

lVith the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination, and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings', Figure 1 is a top plan view of my improved device. Fig. 2 is an end elevation or' the same. Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken through the center of the vise; and Figs. 4 and 5 are vertical transverse sectional views taken, respectively, on the lines 4 4 and 5 5 in Fig. 3.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, 1 denotes my improved vise which comprises a base 2, which is adapted to be adjustably secured upon a drill-press or other machine, and a head 3, which is adjustably mounted upon the base 2 and which carries adjustable clamping-jaws 4 and 5. The base 2 is preferably in the form of a disk and is provided with a centrally-disposed slot or opening 6, through which projects a clamping-bolt 7 for securing the device upon adrill-press or other machine. By means of this clamping-bolt 7 it will be seen that the disk or base 2 may be slid laterally or swung angularly, so that it may be adjusted in various positions and at any angle in a horizontal plane upon the bed-plate of the drill-press or other machine to which the device is applied. To facilitate the angular adjustment of the disk 2,V its periphery or edge may be graduated, as shown at 8 in Fig. 2 of the drawings.

Upon the upper face of the disk or base 2 and disposed above and parallel with its slot 7 is a guide 9, with which the head 3 is slidably engaged. This guide 9 may be east integral with the disk 2 or, as shown in the drawings, formed of a separate piece of material and secured in position by screws 10 or other suitable fastening means. In the latter event strips 11 may be inserted between said guide and the disk as the former wears away, so that there will be no looseness between the head 3 and the base 2. The guide 9 is in the form of a rib or block of dovetail form in cross-section and recessed at each of its ends, as shown at 12. The central portion 13 of the guide 9 is formed with a screw-threaded bore to receive an adjusting-screw 14, which extends through the opening 12 in said guide.

The head 8 is of substantially rectangular form and is provided upon the opposite sides of its under face with lianges 15, which engage the undercut sides of the guide 9. These flanges 15 may he formed integral with the head 3 by casting the same with a dovetail groove or channel upon its under side or they may be formed separate and bolted or otherwise secured to the bottom ot' said head. The latter has upon a projecting portion of one of its ends a depending lug 16, through which said screw 14 extends. This screw is swiveled in said lug by securing upon one of its ends a gear or pinion 17, the hub ot' which engages the outer face of said lug, and by securing a collar 18 upon said screw, so as to engage the inner face of said lug. It will be seen that when the screw 14 is rotated it will travel through the threaded opening in the central portion 13 of the base 2 and carry or slide the head 3 longitudinally.

The vise-jaw 4 is fixed upon one end oi the head 3, and the adjustable coacting jaw 5 is carried by an adjustable block 19, which is slidably mounted between the guide 9 and the head 3. This block 19 is rectangular in form and slides in a longitudinal slot or opening 20, formed centrally in the head 3. This slot 20 has the lower portion ci' its walls undercut, as shown at 21, and engaged by a projecting portion 22 upon the block 19, so that the latter will be retained in the slot 20. The block 19 is formed with a vertically-projecting cylindrical stud 23, upon which the vise-jaw 5 is adjustably pivoted by providing a set-screw 24, which has a tapered inner end adapted to engage a substantially V shaped annular groove 25, formed in the said stud. Then this set-screw 24 is loosened, it will be -seen that the jaw. 5 may be swung angularly in a horizontal plane to engage material o r work IOO IIO

of various shapes and that when said screw is tightened said jaw will be securely attached to the block 19. The latter is adjusted by means of a screw 27 ,which extends th rough a threaded opening 28, formed in said block and through openings 29, formed in the ends of the head 3. This screw is swiveled in the head 3 by providing upon one of its ends a washer 30 and a locked nut 31 and adjacent to its opposite end a collar 32. The latter end of said screw 27, which extends parallel with and above the .screw 14, projects outwardly to some extent and has upon its extreme end a clutch member 33. In order to operate either of the screws 14 and 27, I provide upon said extended portion of the screw 27 a balanced handle 34. The latter has a hub 35, which is slidably and rotatablyT mounted upon said screw 27 and which has at one of its ends a clutch member 36 to coact with the clutch member 33 upon the screw 27 and at its opposite end a pinion 37, which is adapted to mesh with a pinion 17 upon the screw 14. It will be seen that by sliding the handle 34 longitudinally upon the screw 27 it may be locked either to the latter by means of the clutch members 33 and 36, or it may be locked to the screw 14 by the engagement of the gears or pinions 37 and 17. The length of the hub 35, including the gear 37 and clutch member 36, is slightly less than the distance between the adjacent faces of the gear 17 and the clutch member 33, so that the handle may be rotated without operating either of the screws. This permits the handle to be readily engaged with or disengaged from either of the screws.

The construction, use, and advantages of the invention will be readily understood from the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.

It will be seen that the device may be used upon a drill-press, a mill or planing' machine, and various other machines in which it is desired to clamp and adjust work beneath the cutting-tool.

It will be seen that 'by means of the device a drill-press may be converted into a mill-machine by clutching a miller in the drill-clutch and placing the work in the vise and by the use of the screw 14 feed the work beneath the miller. i

l/Vhile I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that I do not wish to be limited to the precise construction herein set forth, since various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is'

1. A vise of the character described comprising a base having a guide thereon, a head slidably mounted upon said guide and carrying a fixed jaw, a slidably-mounted block, a jaw upon said block to coact with said lixed jaw, a screw for adjusting. said head upon said base, a screw for adjusting' said block to move its jaw toward and from said fixed jaw, and a device shiftable on and carried by the blockmoving screw for operating said screws alternately.

2. A vise of the character described comprising a base having a guide thereon, a head slidably mounted uponsaid guide and carryinga fixed jaw, aslidably-mounted block, a jaw upon said block to coact with said fixed jaw,

a screw for adjusting said head upon said base, a screw for adjusting said block to move its jaw toward and from said fixed jaw, a gear upon one end of the first-mentioned screw, a clutch member upon the adjacent end of the second-mentionedscrew, a sliding and rotating handle upon the latter, a clutch member upon one end of said handle to engage said clutch member upon said screw, and a gear upon the other end of said handle to mesh with said gear upon said screw.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB25B5/109