|Forum topic by Brett||posted 03-05-2013 08:54 PM||3677 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-05-2013 08:54 PM
I have a Roubo bench with a leg vise but no tail vise. One tail-vise option is the Veritas Quick-Release Sliding Tail Vise:
The picture shows the vise attached to a bench top that is about 2” thick. The vise has 2”-wide jaw with dog holes centered 1” from the front edge of the jaw (and bench).
My bench is a Roubo with a top that is about 4.25” thick. The underside of the top has a 5/8”-wide groove milled in it, parallel to and located 5/8” from the front edge (the groove is for the top of the sliding board jack).
If I decide to add dog holes to my bench top, they have to be at least 2” to 2.5” (on center) from the front edge to avoid the groove. If I use the Veritas sliding tail vise, the jaw then would have to be about 4” or 5” thick. Also, the jaw would have to be a couple inches taller than shown, because my bench is thicker than the one in the picture.
Is the Veritas vise an option for me, or will it only work with thinner benches with dog holes much closer to the front edge than mine could be?
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