I’ve been having some trouble w/ accuracy w/ parts in the PNC vise. I realized I hadn’t used any locating pins to locate it and if I loosen the central screw a bit there’s significant play. I looked up the instructions for how to install the vise and sure enough it wants you to locate the vise w/ two dowel pins inside the adapter, however The dowel pins don’t stay in the adapter holes, they just fall through, and I can’t get them into the bottom of the vise. Video: Pocket NC vise dowel pin woes - YouTube
Is something wrong w/ my vise, or am I (as a noob) missing something obvious?
Insert the pins into the B table and then put the vise on. The table uses blind holes whereas the vise is through hole. I haven’t had any issues with them falling out of the table.
These pins don’t make direct contact w/ the B table, they’re for mounting the vise to the adapter. I don’t have any issues w/ the pins that go into the B table and position the adapter.
I apologize, I should have viewed your video. It appears to me you may have an out of spec vise. All my pins are very close tolerance.
It does look like you have received an out of spec vise and and vise adapter. I would be happy to get a replacement of each sent out to you as soon as possible. Please send me an email with a summary of this issue, your machine serial number and your preferred shipping address and contact phone number. Once I receive that information I will get those items on their way to you.