vise recomendation

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  • #580184
    Allen Schell
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    I’m building Paul’s bench and wondering what vise is recommended. thanks

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  • #580216
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    @sojansson

    Here’s a link to a blog by Mr P. Sellers, where he discusses vices.

    https://paulsellers.com/2016/06/on-vises-part-i/

    What separates this “Eclipse type”, discussed in the blog, from other metal vices (“Record type”) for woodworking is the quick release mechanism, which is activated by a switch. On the “Record type”, rotating the screw releases the grip.

    Having used both systems, I find the “Eclipse” more robust. The “Record” is a bit fastidious. One has to remember to give the screw 2 – 3 full turns, brush the screw every now and then, and be liberal with WD-40; otherwise there is a risk of neither quick nor release.

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Cambridge, MA

    #580249
    Craig
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    @craig

    Sven,
    The Eclipse vises quick release mechanism function is identical to the Record vises. What Paul is refering to is, if the vise is snugged up tight, the handle has to be rotated to remove the pressure before actuating the QR “trigger”.
    In some vises the QR is activated by turning the handle counter clockwise a couple of turns, not so with the Record or Eclipse.
    I have both and they’re great vises.
    Best,
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #580252
    Allen Schell
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    @alleneschell

    Thanks for the help! Will be ordering an eclipse shortly.

    #580346
    GfB
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    @awesomeopossum74

    Yep, concur on the Eclipse. Fast and easy to use. I have the Eclipse EWWQR10-NA vice, and my grandfather’s old Craftsman 506-51890 vice.

    Quick-release functionality is certainly different between the models. Compared to the half-turn release mechanism of the Craftsman, the Eclipse is much easier.

    Consideration for left-handers (me) … Since I’m left-handed, my Eclipse is mounted on the right side of my bench. The QR trigger is designed to be squeezed with your thumb. In my case, it’s squeezed by my index finger, which I found considerably harder when I first got it. Either I got stronger, or the trigger loosened with use.

    #580433
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    @sojansson

    Thanks Craig!

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Cambridge, MA

    #580566
    Craig
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    @craig

    Sven,
    Welcome.
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

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