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I'd like to locate a relative inexpensive bench vise with a throat depth of four to five inches and jaws of no more than six inches. I have looked on line but so far no cigar, so I am just wondering if anybody knows where I might find such a vise.

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I'd like to locate a relative inexpensive bench vise with a throat depth of four to five inches and jaws of no more than six inches. I have looked on line but so far no cigar, so I am just wondering if anybody knows where I might find such a vise.

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So, what do you call inexpensive? Metal working bench vise, or wood working bench vise? What search word/phrase did you use? How long did you look.? Because plenty easy to find stuff like that on-line. Or go to Sears.

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Check Lee Valleys vices Jerry. Not necessarily cheap but they won't disappoint. I have the twin screw end vide and it is the Cadillac of end vices but probably larger than you want.

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So, what do you call inexpensive? Metal working bench vise, or wood working bench vise? What search word/phrase did you use? How long did you look.? Because plenty easy to find stuff like that on-line. Or go to Sears.
I'm talking about a woodworking vise for under a hundred dollars. My present bench vise is one that I bought from Rockler for about fifty dollars, but its' throat is not deep enough for what I have in mind.

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Check Lee Valleys vices Jerry. Not necessarily cheap but they won't disappoint. I have the twin screw end vide and it is the Cadillac of end buses but probably larger than you want.
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I don't see what I'm look for at Lee Valley. Actually it may not be a vise that I'm looking for. I am making a jig for cutting recesses in the edges of small boxes. The design is such that opposing recesses are cut with while both the lid and the carcass are clamped in the jig. Consequently the clamping needs to be done from what would be the bottom of the box. This is getting complicated as to how to describe. If the bos for example is three inches from the bottom to where the cut where the lid begins the vise or clamping device need to be such that the jig can be clamped from the bottom, thus the need to have a vise with a deep throat would be the best bet. If I can't find a vise I'll have to devise another way to clamp things up while routing out the recesses.

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I don't see what I'm look for at Lee Valley. Actually it may not be a vise that I'm looking for. I am making a jig for cutting recesses in the edges of small boxes. The design is such that opposing recesses are cut with while both the lid and the carcass are clamped in the jig. Consequently the clamping needs to be done from what would be the bottom of the box. This is getting complicated as to how to describe. If the bos for example is three inches from the bottom to where the cut where the lid begins the vise or clamping device need to be such that the jig can be clamped from the bottom, thus the need to have a vise with a deep throat would be the best bet. If I can't find a vise I'll have to devise another way to clamp things up while routing out the recesses.

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Can you show us a picture? If you are trying to rout a small recess where the side of the lid and the side of the box meet just tape the box together and use you router table. Is this possibly a shallow v groove in the back of the box for the barrel of the hinges? Guessing game.
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You probably need a twin screw wood vise, Jerry.

The work can reach to the floor if required.

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Can you show us a picture? If you are trying to rout a small recess where the side of the lid and the side of the box meet just tape the box together and use you router table. Is this possibly a shallow v groove in the back of the box for the barrel of the hinges? Guessing game.


The jig is not ready for photos yet, it's mostly in my head in the design stage. The hinges will not be attached on the back of the box, but on the edges so that the leafs are hidden with the lid is closed with only the barrel visible from the rear. I certainly will send photos if and when the jig to work in the manner that I see it in my mind.

I have build three jigs so far and each time I see ways to improve it, R&D on such ideas provide me with much enjoyment.

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