Twin Screw Vise. Okay to shorten the screws?

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06-14-2016 04:41 PM

I am installing a Veritas Twin Screw vise on the underside of my split top bench as a front vise. Each half of the top is 12” wide and 4.25” thick. I am going to recess the screws part way into the underside of the top. The screws are longer than 12”, so at this point they would pass through one top and into the other top. I would prefer to not cut so much material away so I am thinking of shortening the screws so that they will remain within the first top. If I do this, I will have about 6-8” clamping capacity, depending on how I configure it exactly. I’m having a hard time coming up with scenarios where I will need more capacity than that. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 06-14-2016 04:46 PM

Don’t. You will regret it at some point. Never know when you’ll need capacity.

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#2 posted 06-14-2016 04:51 PM

x1 fridge

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#3 posted 06-14-2016 06:31 PM

I also agree with the Fridge. Don’t cut it.

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#4 posted 06-14-2016 07:17 PM

I would agree with Fridge as well. I’d try to avoid shortening the capacity if at all possible. However, if you find there’s no alternative to your setup, there’s no reason you can’t cut them down.

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