01 Feb A Toe-In Vise for A Firm Grip
There’s a very annoying little tendency with vises to tighten at the bottom of the jaw and leave a little gap up at the top. It’s just slack in the mechanism, and woodworkers have often made very slightly tapered wood jaw cheeks to compensate. Now, that extra step might be avoided because BigHorn Corp. has introduced a 6” woodworking vise (item 19296) with a unique ‘Toe-in’ feature. The company says it ensures a firm grip on workpieces with a toe-in toward the top jaws. The vise has a square body for easy under-bench mounting, and the casting has made provision for installing wood cheeks to protect delicate workpieces. Constructed of durable forged iron, the vise has a 4-1/2″ jaw capacity. When fully closed, the jaws meet only at the top to provide even clamping on the whole depth of the workpiece. WoodEzine saw it listed today at ToolMarts for $45.40.