What is a good woodworking vise?

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What is a good woodworking vise?

Our top pick for the best woodworking vise is the Yost M9WW Rapid Acting 9″ Woodworking Vise. It has a buttress thread on the main screw for better performance as well as more clamping strength. It is made from 30,000 PSI gray iron castings and has a rapid action nut that makes opening and closing the vise a breeze.

Who makes the best vice?

  • BEST OVERALL: Yost Tools 6″ Heavy Duty Steel Bench Vise.
  • RUNNER UP: Wilton 11106 Bench Vise.
  • BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: TEKTON 4-Inch Swivel Bench Vise.
  • UPGRADE PICK: Wilton WS8 Shop Vise.
  • BEST FOR METALWORKING: Forward DT08125A 5-Inch Heavy Duty Bench Vise.
  • BEST WITH QUICK RELEASE: Wilton 78A 4″x7″ Pivot Jaw Woodworkers Vise.

What vise does Paul Sellers use?

Eclipse 9″ Quick Release
Paul has also recommends the Eclipse 9″ Quick Release vise as it is more readily available and seems to hold up well.

What is woodworking vise used for?

The primary purpose of a machinist’s vise is to grab hold of things and to hold them steady in its rough jaws, freeing up both your hands so that you can bend, shape, hammer, cut, drill, or perform any number of other operations. The jaws of the vise usually have a machined face that can easily scar wood.

Are Yost vises Made in USA?

Yost Vises has been producing vises of superior quality for both the company machinists and the home craftsman since 1908. Products with a are American Made and these American Made Vises meet or exceed the Industrial Standard of Specification GGG-V-410.

Is Wilton a good vise?

The Wilton Tradesman 1755 vise is well-named. It’s a great fit for tradesmen across the board, whether you’re attaching it to your bench or your truck. If you use the anvil on your vise frequently, you might want to take a close look at the size on this model and make sure it’s large enough for your needs.

What size vice should I buy?

For general household DIY, a 4- to 5-inch vise is large enough to handle most tasks. (This measurement is the length of the jaws from end to end and is maximum amount of contact your vise has with the workpiece.)

What is the best wood for vise jaws?

You can use plywood, a good grade, or solid wood, even pine, if that’s what you have, to line the jaws of your vise. In this case I’ve chosen sapele, an african hardwood with perfect hardness and compression for this work. I’ve used it before and it’s one of the best. Better than oak and comparable to ash.

Is a tail vise necessary?

The main reason why a traditional tail vise is so darn useful is because of the unobstructed gap you get in the front of your bench. this gives you the perfect way to solidly clamp chair legs, or any long part that needs to be held while you work on it from one end.

What can I use instead of a bench vise?

Without a vise and hold downs, how could I safely secure my work for handplaning, chiseling, or sawing? The answer: a batten, which will take you 5 minutes to make and turns any flat surface into a work bench. Let’s make one!

Are Wilton vises still made in USA?

The Wilton Bullet Vise family has improved over the years but has always maintained the same high quality and integrity since 1941. The Wilton Combo Pipe & Bench and Machinist Vises are proudly built in the USA.

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