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					Jigs and Fixtures
    A Basic Look
               Definition
What are jigs and
fixtures?
• Used to hold and
   guide work pieces
• Used to accurately
   manufacture
   duplicate parts
    Why Use Jigs & Fixtures?
• Quality
• Safety
Common Fixture Systems




Hold down clamp on a   Jig adjustable fence found
compound miter saw     on most table saws
Common Fixture Systems
Common Fixture Systems
Common Fixture Systems




           Simple aftermarket vice system,
           shown on the bed of a milling
           machine
Strap Clamps
                   Strap Clamps




Strap clamps holding a piece of
stock for cutting
The V-Block

              V-Blocks can
              be used to
              hold cylindrical
              stock for
              machining or
              drilling
              operations
                      The V-Block




                           Strap clamps affix v-blocks
                           to the mill table




V-block setup holding a
piece of copper tubing
More Advanced Fixtures

             Pneumatic vice
           More Advanced Fixtures




Air vice
More Advanced Fixtures

         • Rubber stoppers
         • Aluminum bushing rods
         • Size limitations
         • Cutting speed limitations
         • No base obstructions
         More Advanced Fixtures
                                                 Air supply


Nozzle

                              Air pressure regulator



                      Venture System releases air through the
                      nozzle, which in turn creates a vacuum
                      in the base of the air vice




                 This end attaches to the base
            Image Resources
Inside Woodworking. Retrieved June 12, 2008, from
   http://www.insidewoodworking.com/tools/images/woodw
   orking-jigs-tennoning-jig.jpg
Rockler. Retrieved June 12, 2008, from
   http://www.rockler.com/gallery.cfm?Offerings_ID=17367
   &TabSelect=Details

				
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