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View Poll Results: What's your preferred vice configuration

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  • Tail vice

    7 36.84%
  • Single screw end vice

    4 21.05%
  • Double screw end vice

    7 36.84%
  • None

    1 5.26%
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  1. #1
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    Default Tail vice/End vice

    I've been giving some thought to the new bench that I'm going to build next year. I'm leaning towards a tail vice instead of a single or double screw end vice.

    So I thought I'd put it up for the vote. What's your preferred vice configuration?
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    Not a very controversial topic, I admit. I had hoped for a bit of discussion on it though. I like the tail vice because it puts the screw more or less in line with the dog holes. The twin screw end vice does this too but don't you find it a bit cumbersome having to wind two screws in and out all the time?
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    Silent, I still prefer to have none. For me the wonderdogs are the way to go. Otherwise, I will probably go for a tail vice but definitely not the Double screw end vice.

    Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentC
    ... don't you find it a bit cumbersome having to wind two screws in and out all the time?
    The screws are linked together with a chain I think.
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    If I could only have one, I'd go for the tail vice, but my prefered configuration is to have both. Ideally, a double screw end vice, but I have a single screw one and it works fine. I like having a pair of dogs on the end vice in line with 2 rows of dogs along the bench.
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    I'm like Alex in that I haven't got one but would like one in addition to my single screw vice.

    Ryan's comments will be valuable on this topic.
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    Having the double row of dogs is fine if you're always working on large panels but how do you get on if you just want to clamp something in the front row?

    I saw a bench that had two tail vices, one on the front and one on the back. That might be the go. Independant (can clamp non-parallel-sided objects), can use just the front one for small things and both for larger things. Or maybe just a row of holes at the back and a wonderdog-like something for when it's needed.
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    Silent, there are 4 sides to a bench, indulge yourself.

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    On my last bench I just had a couple of standard Dawn vices,
    one in front and one on the end.
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    One of my vices is for a bit of tail...

    Al :eek:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozwinner
    One of my vices is for a bit of tail...

    Al :eek:
    Especially the wiggly ones........ah yes.... memories.

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    Like this.............



    But with 2 sholder vices, (one either side)!
    Cheers

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    Now that is a seriously good idea.

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    vices, screws, tails, ends and even dogs - this one will be in the orange room before we get much older

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug the slug
    vices, screws, tails, ends and even dogs - this one will be in the orange room before we get much older
    Much and all as I love it , it's got me buggered how your avatar has survived.
    Maybe is a bit of of a connoseur. (spelling is wrong but you know what I mean, he's a tit man:eek: "

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