Author Topic: Shop-made tail vise ($45 Cdn or so)  (Read 402 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ChuckM

  • Posts: 1008
Shop-made tail vise ($45 Cdn or so)
« on: May 11, 2019, 06:58 PM »
It is nice to have a tail vise, but instead of spending $250 - $300 on a commercial one like this - https://hntgordon.com.au/products/tail-vice, I went online and got myself a CNC high precision machine vise for about $45. I turned the vise over and mounted it to my bench and use it as a tail vise.

I found out that I could still use the jaws on the bottom for certain tasks.

Some before and after photos here.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 10:15 PM by ChuckM »

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline Bob D.

  • Posts: 1009
Re: Shop-made tail vise ($45 Cdn or so)
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 09:39 PM »
Can you provide more information on the vise you used?
-----
It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline ChuckM

  • Posts: 1008
Re: Shop-made tail vise ($45 Cdn or so)
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 09:57 PM »
Aliexpress ($3 off for first-time users) and eBay are possible sources; some offering free shipping or for a few bucks (to Canada):

Examples -

http://tinyurl.com/y4v7ah7t
http://tinyurl.com/y3ojmodw


Offline Bob D.

  • Posts: 1009
Re: Shop-made tail vise ($45 Cdn or so)
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 04:30 AM »
thanks for the links.
-----
It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?