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01-22-2018 03:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: workbench vise

Hey guys. Long time lurker

So I’m trying to design a workbench to suit my needs.

One thing I’ve been trying to solve is I’d like to build a full length vise on the end of the bench.

I’ve been trying to fit the following criteria

1) twin screw (chain is possible) but might prefer independent screws

2) screws would be about 24” apart and face of the vice about 36

3) screw would be mounted somewhat low from the top of the vise maybe 6-9”

4) quick release would be helpful

So I’m trying to build a Moxon/twin screw face/leg vise
My concern was preventing racking on such a long deep vise

Considered traditional Moxon, pipe clamp vice, Veritas twin chain, hovartar, Nicholson variant. Custom quick release, Moxon leg vice hybrid

One thought I had was mounting the 2 Veritas quick release face vises vertically.
Is that crazy talk?

Would satisfy most requirement. And the slider bars would help prevent vertical racking. Probably only need the lower bar but still….

And since it is spanning a pretty large distance the extra hardware may prevent any sagging as well.


Don’t try to reinvent the wheel?

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 04:59 PM

Is that crazy talk?


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