I like it and was going to buy one but the lack of locating bores is a bit of a dealbreaker for me. I know they sell locating pins that register against the counterbore of their threaded holes but they’re only for the Imperial plates and I suspect they wouldn’t be compatible with the stock vise or flip jig.
Maybe I need to try boring my own locating holes but I’m not sure if I can hold a tight enough tolerance to be useful.
I tried it with my flip jig and stock vise. Both fit on the saunders plate, the flip jig slots right in the alignment holes and there isn’t any play really, the carbide 3D vise also aligns with two of its holes to fix it in place. What is also nice is that the carbide 3D waste board fit on there. I purchased the metric version though!
Maybe the saunders website isn’t quite up to date yet as the new plate just came out mid april!
Hey you make a good point about the 20mm spacing for Saunders and 25.4mm for Carbide3D plate. I tried finding the spacing for the Carbide3D plate but can’t find it. Are you sure it is 25.4mm and not 25mm? Otherwise not sure why it works so well but definitely works out in the video, holes and screws all align
Note for the Carbide3D vise only 2 holes align, but that should be enough to fix it in place. For waste board they made additional holes so all 5 screws fully screw in.