Pipe vise as end vise?

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Forum topic by Brett posted 12-15-2012 03:36 AM 3070 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2012 03:36 AM

I’ve practically finished my Roubo bench, but some day I want to add an end vise and a row of dog holes near the front edge to hold boards for planing. I came across this “pipe vise” as LV’s web site:,41659

Has anyone here used one of these pipe vises? It might be a more affordable alternative to a face vise.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 03:49 AM

OR, you can just use a real pipe vise.
As in the “New Fangled Workbench”

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 04:12 AM

If you want cost effective excellent wagon/tail vices check these out.

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#3 posted 12-15-2012 06:08 PM

I’ve used a double-pipe-clamp face vice for about 4 years now…It’s worked well enough that I haven’t bothered to replace it.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#4 posted 12-15-2012 06:20 PM

I’m seriously considering one of those LV vises too. I think it would makes a great end vise.Not only can it be a “dog mover”, it can also hold workpieces vertically or horizontally. Its small footprint is also a great feature.
It is a tad pricey, but will undoubtedly last a lifetime.

I’m going to hold off until my new bench is finished before I pull the trigger. I have a record bench stop and screw-type hold downs. I’m not sure I’ll actually need an end vise. But if I do it’ll be the LV.

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#5 posted 12-15-2012 08:05 PM

The new issue of Shopnotes has a nice article about this and shows a couple interesting uses of the Lee Valley pipe vise.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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