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Gentleman,

I'm closing in on finishing my workbench, and am trying to decide on my face vise. The bench design mimics the holtzappfel bench, so I will be needing a decent sized vise, but I think a twin screw would be too large.

Any advice is appreciated!
 

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Can't afford the twin screw, and its a bit larger than I needed.

I see 9 inch wood river vises, 12 inch lee valley and 7 inch Groz.

Lee valley is the cheapest, they have a small 9 inch for 53 and a 12 inch for 82

Problem is that they take two weeks to ship, and not sure If the small vise is too small.

Any advice or experience?
 

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Can't afford the twin screw, and its a bit larger than I needed.

I see 9 inch wood river vises, 12 inch lee valley and 7 inch Groz.

Lee valley is the cheapest, they have a small 9 inch for 53 and a 12 inch for 82

Problem is that they take two weeks to ship, and not sure If the small vise is too small.

Any advice or experience?
I have the LV Large Front Vise, the $82 one. I am not sure why it takes 2 weeks for the LV shipping. I am lucky, normally takes only 1 day for me. UPS has daily trucks from Buffalo to Bethlehem. Truck leaves Buffalo around midnight. Get to Beth. about 6am and then on the truck for delivery the same day.

For your projects the large vise gives you more width and especially more depth capacity.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=31137&cat=1,41659,41661&ap=1

Let me know if you get one of these and I will turn a handle for you. A friend gave me some beech spindle cut-offs which make excellent handles.

I purchased this a couple of months ago when LV had the latest free shipping. Easy to install, works well.

Grizzly has a similar vise, a little smaller dia screw, but they are still not in stock.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Cabinet-Maker-s-Vise/H7788
 

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Think I will go ahead with the large front vise. I like that it is rack resistant.

Now for the wagon vise screw. I have the shop fix screw, but it doesn't have a collet , and its a bit of a pain to install. Think I'll get the lee valley tail vise screw for this purpose.
 
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