In a pinch for an expedient solution for secondary/final operations with reoccuring machining or for removing a dovetail from the sixth side of a finshed part? Here it is, the ultimate solution…. the RWP-704 Pinch Block, with a 0.75″ dovetail base!
The dovetail base of the pinch block is the same dovetail that has been prepped on your workpiece, to use on a Raptor 0.75″ dovetail fixture. This is great because it allows you to utilize the same fixture immediately: Quickly swap out a workpiece and replace with this pinch block….no need to breakdown a set-up for another workholding product.
The shim insert, provided, acts as a spacer so that the part's shape can be carved out in its most natural state, essentially contouring its shape.
Using the pinch block is simple: load the pinch block onto the dovetail fixture, carve out the shape of your part, drop your part in, hand-tighten jaws with a 5/16 hex key hand wrench, and start machining.
Having a set of these on hand, ready to use, is a great tool to have in your arsenal.
Pinch Block made from 7075-T6511 Aluminum, Anodized Class 2 Type II
Dimensions are 2.350″ l x 2.950″ w x 1.820″ h.