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Standalone bench vise


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My local industrial surplus place has a listing on their website for a bench vise on a welded stand. I think I might make something like this for my big Columbian that's not currently mounted to anything.

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When you mount a Vice, make the stationary jaw at least parallel with the edge of the bench or stand. This allows you to stand up a long piece and be straight in the Jaws. Just a thought ahead of the head slap (Why didn't I think of that). There is no such thing as a perfect configuration, but you can get close sometimes!!

Neil

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standalone bench vises are great. my friend mounted his on a three-legged stand very similar to my anvil stand and it's wonderful to work with but a bit on the light side as it tends to move when we tighten the handle properly so that's something that's something to keep in mind 

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I've been going to mount one of my lesser vises no a Gozinta so I could mount it securely almost anywhere I needed it in the shop. Unfortunately even my lightest bench vise is danged heavy to be pulling up and dragging around. Still. . .

Frosty The Lucky.  

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my standalone stands outside-----got it YEARS ago ----came with a beautiful prentiss quick release (gets to stay indoors)-----the wilton was a yard sale cheapie-----stays covered and gets an occasional wd40 blast ------20231123_085520.thumb.jpg.93c5eaaa5175a2dae1538f13ccc7a63d.jpg

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