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Rockler Heavy Duty Quick Release Front Vise

Item #: 27838
$103.99
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Sturdy dual guide rods eliminate racking, while the quick-release feature lets you slide the vise all the way open or closed with an easy 1/4 turn.

Overview

Slides open or closed in seconds!

This powerful vise is perfect for custom workbenches. A quick-release mechanism engages with a 1/4 turn of the handle, letting you make major adjustments almost instantaneously. Two 3/4" dia. solid steel guide rods provide absolute resistance to racking, while an extra-wide 9" wide handle-plate delivers maximum stability to handle any project. Includes a solid hardwood handle. Wooden jaw plate not included.



Additional features:
  • 3/4" diameter guide rods keep jaws parallel, even when clamping narrow objects on one side of the vise.
  • Handle plate arrives pre-drilled and ready to accept wooden jaws (not included).
  • Mounts easily with 1/4" lag bolts (not included).
Specifications:
  • 8-3/4" overall travel before adding wooden jaw.
  • 6" on-center guide rods.
  • Includes hardwood handle.
  • Mounting hardware (1/4" lag bolts) not included.

Tech Spec

Brand Rockler
Weight (lbs) 14.4000
Style Front Vise

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Use slots to install 2X8 Fir Faces

Anthony M Posted August 9, 2014
Not so easy yet its worth the effort. The custom workbench is two 3/4" ply top with a replaceable hardboard top. The vise is mount on glued and screwed two 2X6 wood.
Do not attempt to drill holes for the 3/4" pipes. Do not lose the quick release feature. Mount the cast metal base with 1/4" lag screws Hex head
My workbench is 30" wide. Thus my back face is 30" wide using 2X8 Fir. The front face is 18" and the sides were cut at 45 degrees. All in all a very fine vise. It was so easy after trying to drill holes. Do not try that. Using 2X8 faces was possible via slots the pipes.
The slots are the to the pipes has no effect on the exact depth to allow fave and bench top mated. 2X8 is the best size for wood vise. The proud to the pipes has no effect on the vise performance.

stop whining people

Pete Posted April 26, 2014
This is a good vise. Solid. Like the quick release feature. It's NOT hard to install. Yes the directions are hard to read. Don't read them. Look at the picture on the box and copy it.
1/4" lag bolts to attach to table
1/4" ID/ 3/4" OD washers on the lag bolts (the mounting holes are conical and it was hard for me to get the lag bolt all the way in with my socket wrenches)
#14 screws to attach front vise plate to clamping wood

I built this bench for my...

Carol J from Portland, IN Posted February 6, 2012
I built this bench for my son-in-law. I used this vise for an end vise and it worked out well. Once I figured out the orientation of the vise, it worked perfectly. My only problem was when I decided to use 5/16 lag bolts to attach the vise to the bench. One of the bolts snapped and I had to figure out a way to get it out of very hard maple. Once I got it out, I redrilled for a 3/4 dowel, filled the rest of the gouges in with epoxy, and redrilled for the bolt. This time I used lots of paste wax when putting in the bolt-lesson learned! After checking out several vises online, I'm glad I bought this one. In fact I'm going to purchase two more for a bench I'm making for myself. I don't really need the larger end vise Rockler sells. The wooden face I made for this vise was 18 1/2" long and works great.

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- Orval - 08/07/2012

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I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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