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Posted on Workbenches - Tail Vise - Why is the End Jaw sticking out?

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#1 posted 05-26-2009 11:30 PM

Thanks Cato, I’ve lurked that site already, some good info there.

I’ve seen some tail vises that are flush all around, and some that are like the first link you posted- with no ‘end jaw’ to them.

I like the idea of the traditional vise – with the front jaw AND the end jaw. Nyquist designed a tail vise that closes flush with both front and end jaws, this give you the possibility to clamp on both faces.

I’m just curious – why the gap on the “traditional type” vises. I assume there is a reason for it – but what is it?


P.S. – that workbench is going to go in the living room – I still have some room there.

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