Monthly Archives: January 2017

Acer Ferrous Toolworks Garters

Paul Peters, of Acer Ferrous Toolworks, has developed additional components for the leg vice wood screw.   The garter, which is used to attach the wood screw to the chop (movable jaw) of the vice, is now available.  This allows the chop to move in conjunction with the hub of the screw when opening the vice.  There is no need to pull the chop open by hand.  The garters are 4″ square, and are split in half to allow for installation around the screw.  He is transitioning from a thickness of 3/8″ to 1/4″ for these garters, which will slip into the grove at the base of the screw hub.  Four countersunk screw holes, and supplied screws, are all that is needed for installation.  The garter can be oriented either  square or in a diamond position, as shown.

Garters is available in either solid brass, which can be purchased here, or in aluminum.  At this time, the remaining Aluminum garters that are 3/8″ thick are being sold as part of a discounted package which includes the screw with a matching groove. Both come with matching screws.

Acer Ferrous wood vice screw with brass garter and prototype handle.

 

Brass Garter with brass screws.

 

Aluminum garter with black anodize finish and screws.