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Roubo Leg Vise Upgrade

04-29-2014 11:51 PM by BigRedKnothead | 22 comments »

A year and a half into the life of my roubo bench I set my mind to improving the leg vise. Dropping the 4 bills for a retro fit Benchcrafted setup was one option, but what’s the fun in that? I decided to go my own route and save the cash. -I’ve never been that crazy about the performance of my leg vise. It had a fair amount of play and did not spin as freely as my other vises. The hardware was the basic Lee Valley Tail vise that most folks use:-The big nut/flange was installed waaaay on the inside of my bench leg. Which was a big part of the problem. The bench leg is 6” thick, combined with the 2” chop….and the weight of the chop. Well that’s a lot ...

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