Shop Chips #1: Advice on Vises! (For beginners)

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Blog entry by Lemongrasspicker posted 05-18-2017 05:46 PM 2139 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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so this’ll kind of be my “vlog within a blog” sort of thing.

For this week I wanted to talk about something that the internet seems to complicate for alot of people and that’s vises.

I cover it in the video but suffice to say that the best vise that you can possibly get is the one that has all the parts, the jaws move smoothly and freely, isn’t missing any parts, and most importantly fits in the space that you have alloted for work.

In my case being in an apartment I am limited to the smaller side of things, so my regular vise has 3 1/2” jaws and my low “underbench” vise has 6” jaws. They are both Wilton which is a reputable brand but there are literally tons of great workholding vises from many different makers.

It’s a great thing to make your own vise but more often than not you have to have a vise (or some form of workholding) to make a vise. So for beginners I recommend buying one that is reliable to get started as it can help you expand your skills and your shop in alot of different ways.

Anyways, thanks for reading/watching!


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