Vices: Tail vs. Wagon

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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 04-07-2015 11:58 AM 965 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2015 11:58 AM

For you guys who have had either or both, pro’s and con’s?

My slant: I’m considering adding a wagon vice to my bench mainly because ease of install.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#1 posted 04-07-2015 01:52 PM

I have a wagon vise on my bench and I love it. However I wouldn’t want it to be my only vise. I also have a leg vise and between the two I can hold just about anything.

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#2 posted 04-07-2015 03:22 PM

I am going with a 15” front vise and a sliding tail vise which is the one I use 80% of the time!
Giving some serious thought about building a Moxon for on top.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 04-07-2015 08:04 PM

I use my tail vise for everything but edge planing. A very simple friction fit support is used for longer boards and panels when using the face vise.

My tail vise is made of timber but bolt on hardware is available.

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