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Solid Tail Vise

Solid Tail Vise

11-22-2016 11:04 AM by MC | 2 comments »

After using this vise for a couple of months, I wanted to post a review of it. First off this is the best vise I have ever used. The operation is smooth and the holding power is excellent. There are two versions available, one with a machined hand wheel the other cast. All other parts are the same. As much as I would have liked to have the shiny one I could not justify the added cost. Installation takes care. The measurements need to be precise for the vise to work properly. The installa...

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Excellent operation, easy installation, only one small problem

Excellent operation, easy installation, only one small problem

05-27-2013 12:50 AM by jusfine | 5 comments »

I recently installed Benchcrafted hardware in my new bench, and used their new Crisscross system. I had heard it was going to be available, and waited for it’s release before ordering my hardware. The one thing I wasn’t keen on with their previous style of leg vise hardware was the constant adjustments you have to make with the pin as you vary the size of the stock being clamped. With this system, that pin is eliminated, along with the parallel guide and roller supports. ...

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Benchcrafted Split Top Roubo Bench Makers Package

Benchcrafted Split Top Roubo Bench Makers Package

12-25-2012 11:41 PM by jasondain | 4 comments »

I’ve been working on a bench made from Fine Woodworking’s website for a couple of years now (link) and it has served me well. I wasn’t really planning on building a workbench but when I saw the Benchcrafted stuff I immediately knew I wanted to build one of these and have it forever to work on and pass on to the next generation. The timing didn’t work out for the guild build on the Wood Whisperer site but I ended up ordering one over the summer, about mid-july. It ...

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