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05-27-2009 10:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: clamp vise

I am building my own front vise and purchased some hardware anyone else try this

-- joe,pennsylvania

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#1 posted 05-27-2009 11:35 PM

I did. You can check it out here:

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I got it from:,41659,41661&ap=1

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-28-2009 12:42 AM

do you mean you bought something like GaryK posted? and need to mount it to a benchtop with face blocks? yes. it is a common vise construction and you can find many here that did this – cost effective, and personally I think it looks nicer than the cast iron vises.

or did you buy an acme screw, bolts ,and iron caps ,and actually build the vise from ‘scratch’ ?

maybe a picture or a link to what you bought might help people get an idea what you refer to? :)

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 01:42 AM

I was wondering the same thing as Purp(it had to happen at some Point) LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-28-2009 06:12 AM

I’m building a new workbench now with my own vise but I’m using wooden screws and guides for the hardware.

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#5 posted 05-28-2009 06:31 AM

The BIGEST issue with most of the Bench vise hardware available is what is known as “racking”..... The solution for that issue are either a shoulder vise or a twin screw vise.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#6 posted 05-28-2009 12:45 PM

i bought all thread and some pipe ends and flat steel gonna make it from scratch

-- joe,pennsylvania

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