Jaw Risers

Want to hold a PCB up higher? It is easy to add height by stacking the jaw plates on standoffs. This is great for PCBs with taller components on the bottom.

Description McMaster Part No.*
10mm (.39 in.) length, M3 thread, male-female standoffs 93655A502
14mm (.55 in.) length, M3 thread, male-female standoffs 93655A575
20mm (.79 in.) length, M3 thread, male-female standoffs 93655A580

*McMaster Carr part numbers provided for convenience.

Jaw risers
Jaw risers

Rubber Feet

A very simple way to add more grip to the bottom of the vise if desired. If you do want to make this mod, I recommend using 6 rubber feet as shown in the picture.

Description McMaster Part No.
Adhesive backed bumper, 3/8 in. Wide, 1/8 in. High, Clear 95495K819

*McMaster Carr part numbers provided for convenience.

Rubber feet

Different Shaft

The shaft provided with Stickvise is a standard 6mm diameter, 200mm (7.8 in.) long stainless steel guide rod. Feel free to swap in a different length shaft, just make sure to order something designed for precision linear motion (straight, ground, hardened). Here are some tested options from McMaster Carr.

Description McMaster Part No.
Steel shaft, 6mm diameter x 400mm length (15.75 in.) 6112K42

*McMaster Carr part numbers provided for convenience.

Instructions

Shaft options

To replace the shaft you will need a 1.5mm hex(allen) key. First remove the jaw plate on the fixed jaw (far left) using a phillips screwdriver. This reveals a set screw in the middle. Loosen the set screw (one turn is plenty) and the shaft should slide out as shown above.

If you don't have allen keys, order yourself a folding set from McMaster Carr, you won't be sorry. Here are McMaster part numbers: 7162A13 (inch sizes) and 5541A31 (metric).

Shaft options

Last step, loosen the Stickvise wingnut and slide the other pieces off.

Shaft options

Grab any 6mm diameter guide rod that will suit your needs and install it using the reverse of the steps above.

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