Solid Tail Vise

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Review by MC posted 11-22-2016 11:04 AM 6834 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After using this vise for a couple of months, I wanted to post a review of it. First off this is the best vise I have ever used. The operation is smooth and the holding power is excellent. There are two versions available, one with a machined hand wheel the other cast. All other parts are the same. As much as I would have liked to have the shiny one I could not justify the added cost.

Installation takes care. The measurements need to be precise for the vise to work properly. The installation guide you download is clear, just make sure you follow the directions for printing the template and check the scale before using.

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#1 posted 11-22-2016 01:26 PM

I agree, mine works great. The installation left me tired from adjusting since the wood moved slightly before I routed the area, I ended up not exactly parallel and had to remove it and adjust the depth with a chisel an the side that had moved. I’ve had it about 2 years now and it still functions fine.

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#2 posted 11-22-2016 04:50 PM

Thanks for the review; I am planning on using that hardware for a bench of my own. Personally I prefer the finish and texture of the cast piece for some reason.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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