This instructable shows you how to 3D print a PCB vise and how to assemble it. This is my first instructable so feel free to give feedback so i can improve in future projects.
Right then, on with the project!
What you'll need to build this vise is:
-A 3D printer.
-20cm M6 threaded rod.
-A small M3 screw and nut.
-M4 screw and nut.
-Small 3mm screw.
Step 1: 3D Print All the Things!
First we need to print all the parts. I've attached all the STL files. Only the base requires some support, everything else you're able to print without.
Step 2: Assemble the Screw
The assembly is pretty straight forward but I will explain step by step anyways.
Take two nuts and put them on the threaded rod. Tighten the nuts together, this will make them stay in place. Put the printed handle onto the nuts, this takes a little bit of force to get on.
Step 3: Vise Assembly
The vise contains of the base, screw and the arm. Begin by putting the screw though the base and then place the arm and a M6 nut onto the screw as shown on the picture. All that's left then is to push the screw through the hole on the otherside.
Step 4: Mount Assembly
Push the M3 nut into the mount and the attach the ball coupler on the mount. Then all you have to do is to put the base ball in the coupler.
Add the M4 nut into the otherside of the mount and add the screw to complete the clamp. In my case the screw was not needed, i could just secure the mount directly on the table.
Add the small screw to the ball coupler to be able to lock the position in place.
And there you have it! Now soldering/desoldering is a piece of cake!
Thank you for reading!