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    What is a good jaw opening size for woodworking vises as I am planning to build a workbench. There is one from Canadian Tire on sale for $14. The jaws are 6" wide and a jaw opening of 4". I assume not including the liners.

    I just want to make sure that I buy the right one the first time and not find out till later that it is too small and use it as a paper weight.

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true

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    Re: Buying WW vise for workbench

    I use the little vises just as much as larger, maybe more.
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      Re: Buying WW vise for workbench

      Originally posted by dieselgg View Post
      What is a good jaw opening size for woodworking vises as I am planning to build a workbench. There is one from Canadian Tire on sale for $14. The jaws are 6" wide and a jaw opening of 4". I assume not including the liners.
      diesel,

      I have the same size you are refering to. You are correct, liners are not included in the opening measurement. I use mine quite often and haven't concidered anything else. I do use my hand held clamps more often than the vise, I usually clamp to the workbench surface. Hopefully someone else has other opinions to help in your decision.
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        Re: Buying WW vise for workbench

        I have one very similar to what you're considering. While it's quite handy for many things, I'm considering something along the lines of the Veritas twin-screw, http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=3077 . I'd like something bigger and more functional. My problem is, the workbench drawer is at the open end of my workbench! I need to either reconfigure the bench, or build a new one that will take vices and be drilled for hold-downs and bench dogs.
        I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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