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Forum topic by YouthfullMind posted 12-02-2018 02:12 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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YouthfullMind

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12-02-2018 02:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: leg vise workbench

Good morning,

Today is an exciting day and I’m finally assembling my new workbench. The one last thing I need to make is the lower leg guide for my leg vise. I’ve seen the lower leg guide attached to the chop in 2 different ways. Some seem to fix it in place so it doesn’t move at all and other seems to put one pin through it so that it is allowed to pivot on the chop a bit. I’m sure neither option is wrong, but I’m leaning towards allowing it to move a bit.

Any comments on why I should or shouldn’t attach the lower leg guide loosely with 1 pin to the chop vs wedging and double pinning it in place?


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#1 posted 12-04-2018 09:44 PM

Is this covered in your installation instructions? Might be smart to post the brand/model of vice you are installing. There are a number of them anymore. Back when I last did one it was more about the brand, than being optional, at least that is how i remember it.

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#2 posted 12-05-2018 01:42 AM

It is a Yost vise screw. I was more wondering how people attach the lower leg guide to the chop. I think I’m going to wedge the end and put 2 pins through it.

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#3 posted 12-05-2018 02:00 AM

Mine’s a solid, no pivot install. Don’t think I’d want slop down there (movement of the lower guide).

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 02:06 AM

Thanks for the input. I’ve never had a leg vise before so I wasn’t sure what the best route is.

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#5 posted 12-05-2018 02:13 AM

Just checked Schwarz’ blue Workbenches book, he doesn’t suggest the guide is either loose or tight… I always assumed tight and made mine that way.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 12-05-2018 02:21 AM

Thanks again for the help!

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#7 posted 12-05-2018 02:23 AM

Not sure how helpful, just thoughts. But share pics of your bench when you can!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#8 posted 12-05-2018 05:35 PM

I double pinned mine. Don’t recall really giving it any particular thought though. Just did it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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