Jaw production begins!

A project log for Stickvise - low profile soldering vise

Stickvise is a low profile vise designed for PCB soldering. This product was born on

Alex RichAlex Rich 03/21/2016 at 21:514 Comments

Ok everything went well today, I cut all of my blank material (made like 135 pieces, or 67.5 pairs) using a table saw, that worked great. Then I used my fixture to make 12 pairs of PTFE jaws. It's not a blazing fast process, I am going to have to be careful how I price these things as I could easily see myself wind up working for $2 per hour if I go too low.


Moritz Walter wrote 03/22/2016 at 12:48 point

So cool to see this project continously evolving, adapting and enhancing. Totally made me scroll back and read over the beginnings:

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Alex Rich wrote 03/22/2016 at 13:23 point

Yeah, thanks, it has definitely come a long way.  I first posted on hackaday to try to find beta testers and get feedback, little did I know they'd wind up selling it for me.  

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Jan wrote 03/22/2016 at 11:08 point

Those jaws look really nice! Just don't sell them too cheap, honest work and skills involved have to pay!

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Alex Rich wrote 03/22/2016 at 12:20 point

Thanks @Jan!  I am going to need to be careful pricing them.  I'm still not sure how long it takes to make them, from cutting up raw stock, to mounting on the fixture, etc.  

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