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Vise for shop

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#1 erik litchy

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:45 PM

as we know a good vice makes most any shop task easier. i have decided on a offset vice, and would like to know what people think of them. :banana:
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#2 Breeke


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Posted 14 November 2009 - 08:36 PM

never seen or used one (obviously)

But RAD!!!!

I'm gonna have to upgrade...i can think of a million reasons why and 0 reason not to...

that thing looks handy dandy


#3 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:06 AM

I prefer a rotating vise.... (if I can only have one)


More versatile IMO. Does the same thing as the offset if you build the right jaws for it..... and so much more!

I particulaly am partial to the "V" jaw on the side opposite the standard flat jaws - perfect for holding small round objects.

BTW - a "Vise" is the tool. A "Vice" is generally a term used for a bad habit or immoral practice..... :)


#4 lostinthe202


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:49 AM

That's an interesting looking vise. Looks like it could be handy if it's well made. Doesn't look like you can grab round things efficiently despite what that picture shows however and the ability to grab round things is pretty key I think.

I like the rotating vises that GD mentioned, but if you get one don't skimp. The cheap ones are not worth the steel their made out of. They basically won't tighten enough to prevent rotating whenever you're really putting some rump roast on something, super frustrating.


#5 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:58 PM

Cheap vises will never keep their strength and usually the jaws wont hold your material tight enough.

I have a cheap one at home, and i worked with real nice ones at work. They were cleaning shop at work one day, and I was able to come home with a spare Vise... still havent mounted it, but even unmounted its still a better vise to use than my cheap one mounted to my workbench.

The one pictured is real nifty. It would probably do 99% of what a rotating vise will do.

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