|Forum topic by skeemer||posted 178 days ago||946 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
178 days ago
So I’m starting my workbench brainstorming and trying to decide what type of bench I want to build. I’ve been doing a lot of research on different styles, have read Christopher Schwartz’s book at least twice, and spent hours looking at various completed benches on LJ. I have a pretty good idea what direction I want to go with the structure of the bench, but I’m still having trouble deciding on what style of workholding I will go with. While I have found plenty of information on the variety of vise types out there, I haven’t really been able to find any information on the pros and cons of different types. I use a mix of power and hand tools, but eventually I would like to transition to mostly hand tool use. So I’m hoping for a little insight into the following:
Leg vise vs. face vise vs. double screw face vise.
End vise vs. wagon vise
I am leaning towards a double screw face vise and an end vise, but I don’t really understand what the role of the wagon vise is and any other end vise types out there.