Benchtop Vise Recomendations- split out from Regulator Service Technician Training - Unrestricted

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OTF

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Those clamp-on vises kinda suck. If you don't have a work bench (get one!) you could mount a vise to a piece of wood with countersunk bolts then use quik-clamps or c-clamps to clamp it to the coffee table.

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Like this pic, but I would bolt from the bottom with nuts on top.

Or, get a workmate work bench. A vintage one if you can find it. They're excellent.
 

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Those clamp-on vises kinda suck. If you don't have a work bench (get one!) you could mount a vise to a piece of wood with countersunk bolts then use quik-clamps or c-clamps to clamp it to the coffee table.

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Like this pic, but I would bolt from the bottom with nuts on top.

Or, get a workmate work bench. A vintage one if you can find it. They're excellent.
I suspected the vise wouldn't work that well. Hence using that workbench from Harbor Freight.
 

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Then there's always the five inch

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With aluminium jaws from here

Magnetic Soft Vise Jaw
 

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I'm cleaning up this old vise. The wire brush was much larger before I started. Still have some work to do before I paint and mount to my workbench.
 

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Hey it's got special smooth jaws for Counselor Singlers typing fingers if he sabotages my dinner arrangements again


Have you guys checked this place out

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For your delicate work...eh, happy?
 

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You guys aren't helping me! :D

For the lurkers getting ready for the next Seminar, you do not need these behemoths, nor a massive workbench on which to bolt them.

Picture a lighter $35 vise, with large, short flat head bolts countersunk into the back of a board scrap just like this:
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Lighter than @OTF 's here, but temporarily mounted to whatever work area you choose. Don't forget a rag underneath to protect your kitchen table!
 

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@rsingler

Do I need a rag to protect my $140 workbench from Harbor Freight? :wink:
 
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