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Posted on Why is my woodworker's vise tilted down?

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#1 posted 10-02-2018 02:50 PM

Assuming you will be adding wood jaw faces, you can cut them to how you would like. It s how the two pieces of wood come together that matters. Also too you can make them the same height as the top of the bench.

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Thanks for the reply! True, I could cut the jaw liners at a slight angle to mitigate the angle of the vise. Good idea. That would allow them to be perpendicular to the benchtop. However, the outer jaw would still move in a (slightly) upward direction when closing. At first, that doesn’t seem to be a big deal. I want to be able to use the vise in conjunction with a bench dog to hold workpieces for planing, etc. The angled vise causes the workpiece to be lifted as the vise is tightened. Still thinking… And I’m still curious why the manufacturer would design it like this. There must be some purpose. (or maybe it’s just poor design/execution).

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