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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Hand Tools => Topic started by: Boatman on July 06, 2012, 11:00 PM

Title: Leg vise
Post by: Boatman on July 06, 2012, 11:00 PM
Any body here have a leg vise in your shop?
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Kev 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/ (http://toolmonger.com/2009/07/20/tool-pr0n-benchcrafted-glide-leg-vise/)
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Boatman 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.
Chain Leg Vise - by Ancora Yacht Service (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1z_sVZsxug#)
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: fdengel on July 18, 2012, 11:50 AM
I had to consult Google to see what it was...
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Boatman 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 (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.
Jim
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: wooden 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.
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Richard/RMW 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.

RMW
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: RonWen 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 (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.
Jim

That is a very clever design -- no messing with draw pin hole adjustments.   [thumbs up]
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Jim Kirkpatrick 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.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAUHhPI0dQ&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAUHhPI0dQ&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: RonWen 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.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAUHhPI0dQ&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAUHhPI0dQ&feature=player_embedded)

"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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Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Jim Kirkpatrick 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.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAUHhPI0dQ&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAUHhPI0dQ&feature=player_embedded)

"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]
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: RonWen 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.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAUHhPI0dQ&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAUHhPI0dQ&feature=player_embedded)

"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 (http://www.hovartercustomvise.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=52)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qitmqWB_d4A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qitmqWB_d4A)
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Boatman 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 (https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B69Qc1QBCySoQTMzN3N2VnN6aTA)
It will take you from here.
(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/BAFB32A2-C5CE-4708-97A6-A68BBFF2FC79-2748-0000093A53402638.jpg)
To here.
(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/5630A47E-0B69-484F-8B26-F63C3C71E754-2748-000009399FEC147F.jpg)
Thanks
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: RonWen on September 03, 2012, 12:33 PM
The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Boatman 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 (http://ancorayachtservice.com/?page_id=221)  thanks for everyone's input.
Jim
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Boatman 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/ (http://festoolownersgroup.com/other-tool-reviews/roubo-bench-modification/) thanks very much.
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Bob Gerritsen 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.
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: greg mann 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]
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Jay Knoll 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..................
 [oops]

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



Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Frank Pellow 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.
Title: Re: Leg vise
Post by: Boatman 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