|Forum topic by TMcG||posted 01-12-2011 07:16 PM||1254 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-12-2011 07:16 PM
Would appreciate some input/advice/opinion from the more experienced;
Just received a new Jorgensen vise, the 42012, to add to the new workbench, discussed initially here , and had a couple of questions on the installation/fitting side of things;
Whilst the vise will, obviously, be able to transition to a new workbench if I ever build one, and I think we all aspire to build one of those beautifully crafted examples, the question is;
Should I go to the extra effort of insetting the back face and making that face (plus pad) flush with the bench edge ? Pro’s/Con’s of having it stand proud ?
Hard Maple is the vise pad material of choice ?
And the bandsaw question, really a confirmation;
I have a Ridgid 14” bandsaw, the orange version, have setup/tuned it as well as I am currently able to and whilst it cuts straight quite happily, I can stop the blade in 3/4 MDF trying to cut a circle. And we’re not talking well into the circle here, I’m talking like in the first 1”
Anything about that that springs to mind ?