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Forum topic by Brett posted 488 days ago 1396 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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488 days ago

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:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=69583&cat=1,41659

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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crank49

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#1 posted 488 days ago

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

-- Michael :-{| Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.

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shipwright

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#2 posted 488 days ago

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

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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12strings

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#3 posted 487 days ago

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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Tedstor

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#4 posted 487 days ago

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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Richforever

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#5 posted 487 days ago

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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