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Re: Sorta yes....
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Sorta yes.... ()

eliot
Yes, you're certainly correct. I just posted something along these lines in my response to Mr. Cohen before I read your post. It struck me too, that if the applied torques are the same, then the clamping force would also be the same, assuming the the mechanism didn't strip apart, which is not going to happen in metal before wood. I was just trying to get at what size wooden screws I would need to achieve more or less the same clamping force in a Moxon vise that used , say, half inch metal screws, when applying the "usual" relatively small hand-applied torques that one would use in a typical clamping situation.(Then it turns out that the Cohen Moxon mechanism that he prefers has the metal screws anyhow because of other advantages!)

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