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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-25-2009, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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I was given these two vices years ago. Never used them but now I have a use for them.

I want to mount one of them but not shure if one model is better then the other and for what reason. Pictures are attached and any advice would be appreciated. One seems to close ageanst the edge of the bench and the other has two jaws.

I am planning to mount them under my work bench which is 1 1/8" plywood. I will probably put in a wood spacer to get them down flush with top of bench.
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Hi Mike,

I would use the one in the far right pictures. It has a jaw that will attach to the apron of your bench and offer more support.
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Hi Mike,

IMHO, use both. Place one on each end of your bench.

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Hello Mike, Welcome Now is the time to take them apart and clean, and paint, or power coat the painted metal. Get the bars nice and shiney. I would use the right one as a main vice, and mount the other on the side. Both should do a good job as long as the screw and bars aren't bent

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The bars and screws all appear to be in good shape and they are just oily. Looks like they where greased at one time.

Do you need to grease this type of vice?

I only have room to mount one now. I will probably make a rolling table in the future and mount the other on that some day.

Need to use it to try hand cut dovetails.

Thanks for the help.

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I do not believe it necessary to grease them, but, i would also assume that it will reduce wear that will occur. If you do, keep it to lightly You don't need any oils on your work. I am sorry it took so long for a answer, I don't often get a chance just to scroll through the post, I hope it does help. Thanks

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