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Thoughts on the Lee Valley Pipe Vise?

by torea
posted 01-11-2017 06:43 AM

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#1 posted 01-15-2017 02:01 PM

I made a pipe vise out of an extra pipe clamp. It worked quite well.

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#2 posted 01-15-2017 02:15 PM

I built the Apartment Workbench,46158,56642&ap=1
From Lee Valley which uses the vises. I called it the scope creep project. Instead of knobs, I used inset ring pulls. Instead of rabbeted drawers, I hand cut half blind dovetails. These two “minor” changes added many hours to the project, but it turned out well enough to win a blue ribbon and Judges Choice awards at the Colorado State Fair.
The vises work quite well for smaller items. A little spendy, but he quality is what you’d expect from Lee Valley.

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#3 posted 01-15-2017 03:58 PM

Boy! I could really smash my thumb in that vice.
Looks like a good idea.


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#4 posted 01-15-2017 04:24 PM

If you’re on a budget, I made a “bench top bench” with a moxon vice using $10 worth of bar clamps. Works perfect for me. The other option was pair of Shop Fox D2893 Press Clamps

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#5 posted 01-15-2017 10:05 PM

If you go to youtube, you can search for Jay Bates pipe vice. I made one similar for my bench from 1/2” pipe clamps at Harbot Freight, $12 for two. $3 for a piece of pipe, and a couple bucks worth of scrap wood.


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