Kurt Workholding Quick-change jaw system now available with master and quick-change steel jaws
US – Kurt Workholding has introdued a 6-inch steel Dovelock quick-change jaw system for its standard 6-inch vices and towers.
The company is expanding its Dovelock line with master and quick-change steel jaws for machinists who prefer steel jaws.
According to Kurt, the Dovelock quick-change jaw system enables fast jaw changes and repositioning with high precision. They are machined from 4140 pre-hard steel to ensure precise and repeatable set-ups with 90% reduced jaw change time to less than a minute and jaw positioning repeatability of up to ±0.001. Exclusive to the Dovelock, the machinable jaws can be rotated 180° and machined on both sides for two different part set-ups.
The company has also introduced the new steel-hard jaw set. These are extra-slim steel jaws for the Dovelock jaw system that add just 1/4” to each master jaw. They allow the Dovelock jaws to be used as a hard jaw in set-ups that do not require custom-machined jaws. The steel jaw set can also be rotated 180° for higher part positioning, the company notes.
Furthermore, the Dovelock master jaw uses dovetail quick-clamps to precisely hold the quick-change jaws. The master jaw is attached to the stationary and movable jaw of any standard 6” Kurt standard vices or Kurt Cluster Tower in the initial set-up. Once installed, the jaws can be changed by loosening the three quick-clamps on top of the master jaw; the jaw is then removed by pulling it out forward or sliding it out of the side of the master jaw, Kurt explains.
The steel Dovelock quick-change jaw system consists of a jaw set of two steel master jaws, four low head socket cap screws and a 5/32” hex “T” wrench.