My new workbench is nearing completion and I was about to install the vice. But I am not sure if I am installing it correctly and I am also worried that the vice jaws are angled outwards.
The second hand Dawn quick release vice I have has angled metal struts on the back (see attached image).
The only way I can see of installing it is to chisel out two angled troughs out of the bench top to accommodate these struts. (a labelled image is attached) Is this normal? All the other vice installation articles on the web seem to use vices that don’t have these angled struts.
Also the vice jaws angle outwards and have a gap at the top when fully closed. Is this a problem or could I plane the wooden insert for the vice on an angle to counteract this?
I am wondering if it might be better to purchase a new Groz quick release vice.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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