How do I remove bench vise faceplate from screw?

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Forum topic by lfrager posted 03-22-2019 01:04 PM 305 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2019 01:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vise woodvise workbench workbench vise bench vise

I have this bench vise made by woodriver from woodcraft. I made the mistake of not keeping track of where the front of the mounting bracket was and drilled the holes in backwards. Essentially, I think that I can most easily fix the mistake if I can just mount the faceplate on backwards. The problem is that I can’t figure out how to remove the faceplate from the main screw. Here is the picture to help. Any suggestions are appreciated!

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#1 posted 03-22-2019 02:04 PM

See the smaller hole in the base of the handle? I think around 1/4” There is a roll pin in there that needs to be popped out, you can use a hammer and punch if you have one or even a smaller screwdriver, broken drill bit, etc. To be honest, some of those cheaper vise handles can sheer off that roll pin if you really crank something down, when you replace the pin you can look for a solid pin or put a screw into the center of the pin aftter installing.

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#2 posted 03-22-2019 03:30 PM


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

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#3 posted 03-24-2019 01:11 AM

That worked easily. Thank you!

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#4 posted 03-24-2019 01:21 AM

Just glue dowels in the holes and do it over.

-- Michael Dilday, Suffolk, Va.

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