Make vise spin easier

dkmulford

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Hello. Sorry, I'm a newb just getting started. I did a search but didn't find anything on this.

I bought one of those Chinese vises off of ebay just to get started. It came with a rubber base.

Since the base is rubber it turns kinda hard. I'm wondering if it should turn easier and if so, should I use some oil or something to lube it up. :)

Thx,
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Hi there,

Get a leather ring pad,
Instead of that tyre!
These tyres are (in my opinion) useless for engraving balls that do not rotate!

"Lubricate" the leather ring pad with baby talkum powder. Generations of engravers worked that way with the old style engraving ball vises that didn't rotate!
The rotating is adjusted by more ore less/no Talkum powder.
These leather ring pads are made for a lifetime or 2!
Leather ring pad:
https://www.goldschmiedebedarf.de/s...miedebedarf_en=channel&query=Leather+ring+pad

Old style engraving ball vise:

https://www.goldschmiedebedarf.de/product_info.php?products_id=16543

Greetings,
Tako
 
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