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Offline Boatman

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Leg vise
« on: July 06, 2012, 11:00 PM »
Any body here have a leg vise in your shop?
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Offline Kev

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 03:27 AM »
I don't - but if I ever have the space, time and inclination, I'll incorporate one like this in a new bench ...

http://toolmonger.com/2009/07/20/tool-pr0n-benchcrafted-glide-leg-vise/

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 10:37 AM »
Really? 700 views and no ones got a leg vise. Anyway this is what I've been working on. Maybe it will get a conversation started.
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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 11:50 AM »
I had to consult Google to see what it was...

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 07:02 PM »
More info and a review on a friends website found here.  http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/AYSLegViseChainAdjuster.html
While you're there check out the rest of his site he's got a lot of good info there. Sorry not much Festool however.
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Offline wooden

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 01:47 AM »
I have a leg vise on my main bench - simple iron screw operated.

I like it a lot better than a typical steel front vise.  Leather faces really aid in material holding without needing to overly tighten.

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 07:26 AM »
Jim,

Just wanted to complement you on the idea and execution, it looks great! Simple, clean and it even visually fits right into a traditional workbench.

Good luck with the product.

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 02:53 PM »
More info and a review on a friends website found here.  http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/AYSLegViseChainAdjuster.html
While you're there check out the rest of his site he's got a lot of good info there. Sorry not much Festool however.
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That is a very clever design -- no messing with draw pin hole adjustments.   [thumbs up]

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 03:19 PM »
Sorry, I'm late to this post.  I have a Benchcrafted leg vise like Kev posted above.  I like it very much!  Jameel's coming out with a new "crisscross" vise I would look hard at.  Eliminates the need to stoop over and adjust the leg pin.  


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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 05:00 PM »
Sorry, I'm late to this post.  I have a Benchcrafted leg vise like Kev posted above.  I like it very much!  Jameel's coming out with a new "crisscross" vise I would look hard at.  Eliminates the need to stoop over and adjust the leg pin.  



"Everything old is new again" -- The St. Peter's Cross leg vise adjuster has been around quite awhile however it's great that Jameel has updated it & making it available.

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 09:51 AM »
Sorry, I'm late to this post.  I have a Benchcrafted leg vise like Kev posted above.  I like it very much!  Jameel's coming out with a new "crisscross" vise I would look hard at.  Eliminates the need to stoop over and adjust the leg pin.  



"Everything old is new again" -- The St. Peter's Cross leg vise adjuster has been around quite awhile however it's great that Jameel has updated it & making it available.

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Semantics, Ron.  Of course I meant "new to Benchcrafted"   [eek] [eek] [eek]

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 12:33 PM »
Sorry, I'm late to this post.  I have a Benchcrafted leg vise like Kev posted above.  I like it very much!  Jameel's coming out with a new "crisscross" vise I would look hard at.  Eliminates the need to stoop over and adjust the leg pin.  



"Everything old is new again" -- The St. Peter's Cross leg vise adjuster has been around quite awhile however it's great that Jameel has updated it & making it available.

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Semantics, Ron.  Of course I meant "new to Benchcrafted"   [eek] [eek] [eek]

The "new to us"  [wink] Benchcrafted adjuster should be a big improvement over their old "pin" adjusters. 

I would also take a serious look at Len Hovarter's quick adjust vises -- very strong, very fast.
http://www.hovartercustomvise.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=52


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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 11:25 AM »
I up loaded some instructions for installation of the upper sprocket. I would love to know if it all makes sense to everyone.You can find it here. Instructions
It will take you from here.

To here.

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 12:33 PM »
The instructions are clear and easy to follow.

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2012, 09:55 PM »
Hi all, for anyone interested, I've now got the chain kits on the market. They can be found here  http://ancorayachtservice.com/?page_id=221  thanks for everyone's input.
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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2012, 10:30 PM »
There is a review of the chain leg vise over in the reviews forum found here http://festoolownersgroup.com/other-tool-reviews/roubo-bench-modification/ thanks very much.
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Offline Bob Gerritsen

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012, 01:01 PM »
Wow, that is a clever design! Took me a while to figure out how this is working, very nice. I might be in contact soon as I'm planning building a new workbench, do you ship to Europe (Switzerland)?

Cheers, Bob.

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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 02:47 PM »
Wow, that is a clever design! Took me a while to figure out how this is working, very nice. I might be in contact soon as I'm planning building a new workbench, do you ship to Europe (Switzerland)?

Cheers, Bob.

Can't ship to Switzerland, it's land-locked! [poke]
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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2012, 03:01 PM »
Wow, that is a clever design! Took me a while to figure out how this is working, very nice. I might be in contact soon as I'm planning building a new workbench, do you ship to Europe (Switzerland)?

Cheers, Bob.

Can't ship to Switzerland, it's land-locked! [poke]



Actually..................
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http://www.european-waterways.eu/e/info/switzerland/index.php




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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2012, 04:40 PM »
Wow, that is a clever design! Took me a while to figure out how this is working, very nice. I might be in contact soon as I'm planning building a new workbench, do you ship to Europe (Switzerland)?

Cheers, Bob.

Can't ship to Switzerland, it's land-locked! [poke]

Thanks for the laugh Greg.
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Re: Leg vise
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2012, 06:34 PM »
I've sent one to Australia and I've got one lined up for Finland and New Zealand. I'd be glad to add Switzerland to the list. The other counties added about $15 USD to the shipping. Plus what ever import fees on your end.
Jim
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