used in Workbench 2.0
it's unusual, I thought it might be worth mentioning. It's
the Tucker vise sold by Lee Valley. My original plan was simply
to buy a Record 53E and mount that. I loved the 52 1/2 used
on my first bench. But, the more I began to think about the
kind of work I wanted to do on the bench, the more I liked
the idea of the added features of a Pattern makers vise. Since
I like to build things at different angles and various shapes
with hand tools, the benefits of this kind of vise were very
attractive. The thing will rotate any way you want, opens
automatically, and has a second set of small jaws and a tilting
vise is expensive at $500, very well made and thought out.
Personally, I think it's overpriced and should be about $300-350.
They'd sell a million of them. But, other then a cheaply made
import, or if your Grandfather gives you an Emmert, there
are no substitutes. However, I have no regrets and would recommend
it if you feel you need it and can afford it. I have used
every feature many times already and just love it. Mr.Tucker
has done a fine job. Still, it's expensive. I have to thank
my lovely wife for helping me with this one. Thanks, Lel.
vise is German 1.25" screw and plate assembly. Maximum
Tail vise opening between dogs is 82 inches. Construction
was using the Tom Nelson method, as outlined in The Workbench
Book. Gap opening is 9.5". Vise is 5.5" wide x
4.25" thick. 1/8"s hardboard covers the vise faces.
Dog holes are square and sized for 3/4" Veritas metal
dogs and shop-made dogs of Maple and Walnut with ash springs.