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For my Christmas/Anniversary present, I'd like a new vice for my bench.

What are the inexpensive options for a woodworking vise I can attach to my bench, like a leg vice or a moxon type vice, or something along those lines?

Or even plans for a shop built vice using a 3/4" threaded rod ...

I'd like to keep it under $50 if possible.

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A friend has this one and is quite happy with it.

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great thanks. that is in my price range, and it has gotten good reviews.

i'll be heading over there one lunch time soon to look at it.
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ADvice is free, Chris...
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Here is one I made. I used an old vice for the hardware. If you make one you should use something with an acme thread instead of a threaded rod.
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If you have a local craigslist I've found some great 2nd hand woodworking equipment for the fraction of the cost of new in fine shape. Browse wood working forums too for equipment for sale. Other than those if you want to make one completely out of wood last months "Shop Notes" had a good pictorial on how to cut wooden threads.
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thanks folks. art, i realize that acme rod opens and closes faster, but is there another reason why i should use acme rod as opposed to threaded rod?
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thanks folks. art, i realize that acme rod opens and closes faster, but is there another reason why i should use acme rod as opposed to threaded rod?
At the same tpi, they will open at close at the same rate! However, the acme thread is stronger and not as likely to strip as allthread.

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Typical 3/4" threaded rod is 10 TPI. Pretty much simply because of the way it is made, acme rod threads are much thicker, so I bet you can't even get acme rod with 10 TPI ... no?

Wouldn't you have to REALLY get on it hard to strip a 3/4" rod?
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