Introduction: Gripping Threaded Rod

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This is a simple trick to hold threaded rod in the vise or in the lathe chuck.

Este es un simple truco para agarrar varilla roscada en la morsa o en el plato del torno.

Step 1: Step 1

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You need one or two (depending on how you want to hold the rod) nuts of the same thread of your rod. On each nut make a cut as shown in the pictures.

I use brass nuts because brass don't slip on hardened steel jaws.

Solo necesitas una o dos (depende de como se quiera agarrar la varilla) tuercas de la misma rosca que la varilla. A cada tuerca se le hace un corte como el que se muestra en las fotos.

Yo utilizo tuercas de laton porque no resbalan sobre mordazas de acero templado.

Step 2: Step 2

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When holding the rod in the vise, make sure the cut is pointing upwards or downwards.

Cuando se utilize una morsa, asegurese de que el corte apunte hacia arriba o hacia abajo.


Crazysparkie (author)2015-03-21

Simple, easy and functional, very good, as a tradesman this is one I haven't come across before. Keep up the good work

Motion Sickness (author)2015-01-14

nice! thanks.

3366carlos (author)2015-01-01

Buena idea.

sllllick (author)2014-12-16

Thank You!!

spark master (author)2014-12-16

again, bella bella bella, and simply simple simple.

Oh I doube and triple nutted threaded rod as other do in jobsites , but I think I like this better. If you use a threaded rod coupling you have a really long grip device. Always a place for a few of them in a tool box

jdonato (author)2014-12-14

Really nice. Well done.

oldship (author)2014-12-14

clever trick...

pfred2 (author)2014-12-13

I either double nut the rod, or wrap it in a piece of leather. I keep an old boot tongue on my workbench for soft gripping items in vise jaws.

quirkly (author)2014-12-12

Excellent. Thanks for posting this. I have tried, unsuccessfully several ways to stabilize threaded rod for cutting to size. Obviously, your approach is the way to go.

bruno.akun (author)quirkly2014-12-13

muy buen truco, gracias por compartir :-)

stacko12345 (author)2014-12-12

Good idea

kbc2 (author)2014-12-12

that's pretty cool. I have always doubled or triple nutted the rod. Some of my equipment requires a draw rod and they're not always available preassembled (drilled with roll pin thru a nut.) Thanks for posting this,it will make my job much easier now.

peppypickle (author)2014-12-12

thanks so much for sharing this trick!

linolino (author)2014-12-12


carlos66ba (author)2014-12-12

Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing.

tim_n (author)2014-12-12

Ha so obvious! Thanks

JM1999 (author)2014-12-12

Amazing rick :D

Really cool because the vice can't ruin the thread!

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