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Forum topic by viseone posted 04-17-2017 02:45 AM 356 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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viseone

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04-17-2017 02:45 AM

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Can I install two face vises in my workbench? My bench is more than 7 ft long but it does not have space for an end vise. I have already installed a vise near the left side of the table, but it does not give me the option to clamp long pieces. I am thinking of adding another vise a little to the right side so that long work pieces can be supported fully.

Is this is a good idea? If anybody has tried this, please share your experience. Thank you.


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#1 posted 04-17-2017 03:01 AM

Would a deadman or board jack or some holdfast holes in the right leg work?

Just some thoughts. It’s your bench though, you can have six face vises if you want ;-p

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viseone

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#2 posted 04-17-2017 03:36 PM

Thanks for the advice.

Anyway, I found a solution to the problem. Instead of investing in a new vise, I converted my old 8” metal working bench vise by adding wooden facings and mounting it below the table height on a sturdy log. The set-up is shown in the picture. Now I have clamping capacity at both left and right ends of the table.

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