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Forum topic by schu777 posted 11-04-2016 02:09 PM 1273 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2016 02:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wagon vise workbench building wood screw

Watching the ””Renaissance Woodworker – Shop update 10/28/16””: I took to thought of him not using his End vise very much if not at all (around 6:20). I’m in the process of building my workbench and at the point of the build of making my own wood screws. Which I’m thinking I need to have the screw so I can proceed on the top of the bench. Now I’m wondering if I should even bother putting in the Wagon vise?

So – for those that have a wagon vise – do you still use your wagon vise or have you quit using it?

For those that don’t have a wagon vise, do you wish or planning on installing one?

Thank, Michael

-- Michael S. - Omaha, NE

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 03:11 PM

Don’t have one. Wish I did!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 03:19 PM

I do have the Veritas inset vise from LeeValley which do the same job as a wagon vise installed on my workbench and I use quite often. It works great for me… I use it in conjunction with a bench dog. I do have a row of bench dog holes drilled right in line with the center line of the Veritas vise.

-- Patrick - A beaver is like a woodworker because it needs to have wood between its paws

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 03:36 PM

Yeah I use it. When I don’t use it is stupid, it makes sense to use it. If you use it then don’t use it and then use it again, you’ll see using it is better than not using it. Schwarz is a romantic.

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 04:56 PM

I thought about a wagon vise when I built mine.

Ended making my own end vise with the chop the full length of the bench (20”). After using it for awhile it’s very versatile. Especially with an anti racking device.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 05:37 PM

I use my wagon vise all the time still.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 05:44 PM

I can only dream of having one…

I built my current workbench when I didn’t know much about workbenches. More lately, I’ve been reading the red Schwarz book and pondering different designs. A wagon vise would sure be nice.

-- Barry,

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#7 posted 11-04-2016 08:50 PM

I don’t use it a lot, but when I do, it’ts the right tool for the job, especially when used with a bench dog.

-- Ken

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#8 posted 11-05-2016 04:16 AM

I use mine a lot.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#9 posted 11-07-2016 06:19 PM

As I got to thinking about it, I’ve already been planning to do a wagon vise, guess I should proceed on as adding one in after the bench is built will be harder to do. Time to get back to building the wood screw…

-- Michael S. - Omaha, NE

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#10 posted 11-07-2016 08:17 PM

My wagon vise gets used more than the leg vise. I use mine nearly every day I wouldn’t be with out it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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