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Forum topic by crank49 posted 01-11-2011 10:33 PM 950 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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crank49

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01-11-2011 10:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: work bench tail vise face vise

I built a workbench last spring and summer. It’s made of mostly plywood laminated into 4” x 4” legs, 2-1/4×6” stretchers and has a 3-1/2” thick top. The legs are faced with 3/4” oak and the top is banded with 3/4” x 3-1/2” hard maple. On the left side I have a Groz 10” quick release face vise to which I added 6” high by 14” wide by 1-1/2” thick faces. This vise is mounted with the faces flush to the bench top. The top is 25” wide by 85” long. I didn’t build it with a tail vise, but now I would like to add one. I don’t want to cut into or notch out my bench top to mount a traditional tail vise, so I’m thinking of just mounting another face vise, but turning it 90 degrees and putting it on the right hand end of the bench..

Anybody else use a face vise for a tail vise? Any other suggestions? I want to use the tail vise with a dog on top to work in combination with dog holes on the bench top to hold flat door panels and carcases, etc. I would use this for work holding for routing, drilling, sanding and similar work.

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 11:37 PM

I used my face vise for a tail vise for a while before I rigged an old bar clamp into a tail vise. I found the face vise to work just fine for the work I did. I think you should be fine also. Anything that holds the work flat and tight will work just fine. At least thats my thoughts on it. As I said I rigged an old bar clamp as a tail vise and it works great for me. If you don’t want to cut into the bench then I would go for the face vise on the tail.

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 12:48 AM

this is the way I fixed mine. I have dog holes on the top (two rows) and on the side witha block on the vise side to hold doors while they rest on the floor.

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