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Workbench #7: Installing the Tail Vise

02-02-2017 02:20 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 1 comment »

I’ve wished for a tail vise almost since I first started working with hand planes. I have tried holding pieces in various ways but always thought a tail vise would be the best solution. Benchcrafted’s wagon vise looks like a great solution and I only see good things about it. But boy, is it expensive, and I’m not sure I want to spend that much money, especially when the wood for my bench is also so inexpensive. So, I bought a Lee Valley tail vise screw ($40) and I’m really amazed at how smooth it is. It’s much better than the vises I’ve looked at that my local Woodcraft sells, and I have trouble believing the Benchcrafted vise is much better. It seems a...

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