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Project by kiefer posted 03-02-2016 11:24 PM 12957 views 50 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the new version V2 of my previously posted V1* leg vise .
The new design features are that the upper bar of the A ARM is now above the acme screw which should help to keep dust and shavings away from the screw and also makes the parallel alignment of the chop to the front of the bench super easy . Instead of going into further detail I welcome you to watch the video I made and I hope you will give me some feedback as that is very imported to me . Here is the link

Thanks and I am looking forward to your comments and any questions that you may have .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 12:14 AM

Nice one Klaus. I can see the advantages but V1 was pretty sweet already.

Well done!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 12:27 AM

That’s brilliant Klaus! Your ideas will be replicated and I hope you get your just rewards….....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 01:18 AM

that is awesome. Loved the video. Great job buddy

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 02:07 AM

As someone who will be going for a work bench build this spring/summer, I shall keep this in mind!
What are the con’s about such a vice as compared to a criss cross Benchcraft style (this was my leading candidate for vice hardware)?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#5 posted 03-03-2016 02:34 AM

Thanks Paul
This one is even sweeter.

Thanks Jeff
There is hoping .

Thanks Hoss
I am happy you enjoyed the video

Thanks Holbs
It works as well but has the advantage of the upper beam over the screw to protect the work piece if dropped and it also keeps a lot of dust and shavings away from the screw and the auto quick release ads another dimension to this vise and is a great convenience .
You could do a cost comparison .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 03-03-2016 02:40 AM


Elegant solution. Even I understand it. Patent it ASAP! Only one thought when you were describing the black metal bracket. I was thinking that might be a wear spot over time. If I hadn’t bought my Jorgenson vise this would be my choice.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 03-03-2016 02:42 AM

Oh yeah , your really getting comfortable in from of the camera. LOL! A good thing if your educating us.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 03-03-2016 02:49 AM

Great set up Klaus. I had to quickly review it since I’m leaving in a few hours for vacation. I’m sure I will have questions. I just resurfaced the top of my bench and cleaned up the rest. I looked to see how easy it would be to install your knee vise and it wouldn’t be that hard. Nice improvements. I will give this a long hard look later. I love it. I can’t get over how easy your handle turns.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 03-03-2016 03:16 AM

Very cool. I don’t suppose you are sharing go how you do the quick release or are willing to sell one?

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#10 posted 03-03-2016 04:28 AM

Another winner. Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 03-03-2016 05:21 AM

Loved watching this concept evolve. In my mind, your version is the best possible version of a leg vise. You may have better luck selling plans or kits over licensing the patent. Have you approached Fast Cap?

-- Rick M,

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#12 posted 03-03-2016 05:58 AM

Another great Vise! See a boo boo, chisel too sharp?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#13 posted 03-03-2016 08:13 AM

Very well engineered, thank you for sharing!

Truly inspiring piece.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#14 posted 03-03-2016 12:47 PM

I like it, what a great addition.

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#15 posted 03-03-2016 03:31 PM

Klaus, this vise is very nice and will be a great addition to the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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