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How to install a workbench vise

A few years ago I bought a simple work table that had two clamping screws. I had never had or used a table that had one of those jaws like those of the carpenter's benches and the board full of holes, so despite not being a very stable table I bought it thinking that these extras had to be useful in some way. way, that for a reason all the carpenter's benches really had them. And really those extras turned out to be so useful that now I think they are almost indispensable in the workshop. But if what you're interested in is making one, I also have an entry about how to make a vise home.

We may think that having clamps, the clamping screw is no longer necessary, but the truth is that the comfort provided by the screw when working is not achieved with carpenter clamps. It is not that with the clamp installed on the side of the table we no longer need sergeants, it is that what the clamp does it does very well. It is very easy to tighten and loosen and holds the workpieces very tightly, which together with a very firm table makes work easier. But as I said, that table was not very firm (mainly because it is light), so I recently decided to have this home work table.

Parts of a carpenter bench clamping screw

Also a few years ago they gave me one of those Wolfcraft 1200 mastercut tables where you can install various tools, such as the disk saw or the milling machine, but with which I never liked working and so I finally decided to install my DIY tools in my homemade tables. Although Wolfcrfat now has a new artboard on which to install our DIY tools and I'm looking forward to testing.


But I have to say that there are a couple of things that justify buying a bench like that Wolfcraft mastercut, and they are the safety switch that I now use on my tables, and the clamping screw that it brings, which works very smoothly and tightens very well.

Install carpenter bench vise

This tightening screw once disassembled basically consists of a couple of parts: on the one hand the screw itself with its guide rods, its threaded rod, the tightening crank and the clamp itself, and on the other hand we have the holding plate with the nut and bolts to hold it at the bottom of the work table top.

You just have to get the plate so that the upper part of the clamping screw jaw is flush with the table top (from the carpenter's bench) in order to also use the plastic stops if we also drill the corresponding holes in the board.

Tightening screw guide rods. enredandonogaraxe.club

Actually putting this type of clamping screw on the workbench is not very complicated, since basically it is about drilling holes in the side of the table large enough for the rods to pass with enough clearance.

Putting the carpenter vise plate

Then, if necessary, the clamping plate must be shimmed to leave the top of the jaw jaw flush with the joiner's bench top.

Guide for drilling holes. enredandonogaraxe.club

And to drill the holes for the plastic stops, one option is to make a homemade drill guide with a piece of lath. This will help drill each hole right into place and drill vertically. This will align them with those in the clamping screw jaw.

How to clamp pipes with a carpenter's bench vise

In addition, the batten will be useful to hold round pieces, such as copper pipes, in the jaw of this carpenter bench clamping screw.

But before drilling the holes, keep in mind that if you have cheap cup bits or shovel bits, like my Powerfix cup bits, you should not trust the measures they put on, since for example my 20mm bit turned out to be 19mm. It is best to drill test holes and check that the stops will fit snugly but not loose, so that they stay in place when we clamp a workpiece between them.

And although I do not usually use these stops a lot, if you follow the blog you will have already seen that the holes are also very useful to put the sergeants' metal plate through them (you can see how in the video) and thus we can firmly hold any piece in almost any part of the tabletop.


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