|Forum topic by Eric_S||posted 09-09-2009 01:40 PM||6076 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-09-2009 01:40 PM
This may be a stupid question but its all new to me ;) I’m about to purchase a face vise for my newly built workbench (pics to come sometime in the next week or so) and I’m having difficulty deciding what type to get.
I’m deciding between these two:
1) 9’’ Quick-Release Wood Vise: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10709
2) Heavy Duty Quick Release Front Vise: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21523
I’m trying to figure out why you would want the bolts halfway up the vise like in #2? Doesn’t that limit clamping to short pieces? But at the same time this is typically the one I see in woodworking videos. Which should I go for? How big a clamp do I even want? Are there any other vises I should consider? I’m planning on making furniture such as night stands, coffee table, picture frames, jewelry box or two, etc. Thanks for all the help LJ’s.
-- - Eric Noblesville, IN