I thought I would get opinions on an idea for a cheap end wagon vise for the Roubo workbench I intend to build.
My idea is as follows:
- Use an inexpensive ($25US) Rockler 9” Press Vise for the screw—my thinking is that this screw doesn’t need to be very powerful or very long
- Screw would move a captured block or wagon (with dog holes) that is on hardwood runners…here comes the interesting part…
- The runners would be sandwiched between short ball-bearing drawer glides ($15US/pair). The drawer glides would be above and below the two runners and would be in dadoes on either side of the wagon. These would prevent racking of the runners and make up a little for the stiffness of the cheap screw.