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Forum topic by BigJohn posted 11-13-2014 09:08 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BigJohn

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11-13-2014 09:08 PM

Hello all. I recently bought the Jorgenson bench vise. When I release the board from the vise, it is loose on the right side and still a little tight on the left side. Is there a way to adjust the vise? I thought about planing off the wooden inserts a little off the face of the left side but with a $200 vise you shouldn’t really have to do that. So is that a big deal? Should I return the vise and try another one or just plane a little off on the left side? Thanks.


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#1 posted 11-13-2014 09:12 PM

For $200 I would be takeing it back.

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 09:19 PM

Did the vise come with, or did you buy, or make the wooden inserts?

Reason I ask, is if you take them off and just use bare metal, does it still happen? Could be the inserts are off a little bit.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 09:22 PM

Good question. I haven’t installed the inserts yet so yes it still does.

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#4 posted 11-13-2014 09:27 PM



Good question. I haven t installed the inserts yet so yes it still does.

- BigJohn


Now I know I would be takeing it back. The inserts being off could be fixed on a joiner or with a hand plane but the metal parts being off , not so easy.

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