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#1 posted 10-29-2010 08:57 PM

My bench folds down and the supports are on the side so tail vice isn’t an option. However, I did find on FWW online a way to use a short threaded pipe clamp as a removable tail vice.
I haven’t gotten around to doing this to mine yet but plan to soon.

If you don’t have a membership, here is what they basically say. Drill a 3/4” hole for dog holes or at tail end of bench for vice. Then take a 1/2” pipe thread tap and tap threads in the holes. Now you can use a standard threaded 1/2” pipe clamp as a removable tail vice or holdfasts. I’m still unfamiliar how a 1/2” pipe would be secure in a 3/4” hole though.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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