This is the only non-racking full-width end vise on
the market. You can clamp anything anywhere in the vise and the jaws stay
The chain drive ensures parallelism and eliminates
the racking common in other vises. It can be operated using either handle.
Even better, a spring-loaded lock pin lets you disengage
the chain for controlled jaw skewing needed to equalize pressure on slightly
out-of-square work. Rows of dog holes in the bench top and the side skirts
give you clamping capacity equal to the length of your bench plus 12"
(the clamping capacity of the vise). This lets you clamp pieces horizontally
To build the vise, you will require two hardwood jaws.
The vise is an easy retrofit to an existing bench, requiring only the
addition of two pieces: an end cap drilled for the vise nuts and fixing
bolts, plus the vise jaw itself.
As a result of customer feedback, we have changed from a plastic to an
aluminum chain cover consisting of two cast end caps and a bridging extrusion.
However, unlike its predecessor, the cover is not telescoping and must
be cut to length for mounting at other than the maximum spacing. Instead,
the vise is available in two models. The standard vise accommodates vise
screw centers up to 16-7/8". For anyone requiring wider jaw capacity,
the second model accommodates vise screw centers up to 24", with sufficient
chain to match. The two vise screws, nuts, chain cover, wooden handles
and all installation hardware are included with complete mounting instructions.
(A 1-1/2" bit is needed to drill four holes.)
Excellent value in a powerful vise.
Made in Canada.
*For those of you who would like to retrofit your Twin-Screw vise
with the new aluminum cover, we offer cover kits separately. To retrofit
an installed vise, the existing front jaw must extend at least 3/8" below
the current plastic cover. Vise jaws that don't have the required depth
will require modification (select Instr in the price line below).