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Forum topic by Jeremiah posted 345 days ago 825 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeremiah

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345 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: vise leg vise acme rod bench vise question clamp

I just cant get over this picture i saw recently. I’ve been reworking my leg vise (for the 3rd time) and came across this..

Why wouldn’t this work for a leg vise. I already have the 3/4 – 6 acme rod, nuts, bushings, sprockets and chain needed.

can ANYONE give me a reason why it wouldn’t work for a leg vise?

Please help spitball this with me. I hate to destroy/use costly materials only to have it lack the strength or just flat out not work.

Thank you,
JD


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redSLED

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#1 posted 345 days ago

Just add custom shaped wooden jaw inserts to that setup, and you will have an ARNOLD leg vise. It would have the same desirable sliding action of Benchcrafted’s Crisscross leg vise but with the added complexity of the chain linkage. Considering how you might have to design the wooden jaws – they’d possibly cover up the gears and chain system which, IMO, would be a tragedy.

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#2 posted 345 days ago

seems similar to using something like this for a leg vise:
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=45114&cat=1,41659

If it works for an end vise, it should work for a leg vise too, I would guess

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#3 posted 345 days ago

Thanks, RedSLED. If it works ill post some pictures. I haven’t heard of an Arnold leg vise. maybe i need to do some more looking

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#4 posted 345 days ago

ARNOLD leg vise – made up, by me. As in Schwarzenegger.

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