Let me apologize in advance for the simplistic question, but I thought it better to check before making an irreversible decision!
Having gotten tired of not having a flat, square and level surface in my shop, I just bought a "workbench" from Sam's Club to use as an assembly table. I figured by time I bought the maple for the top and put the time into it, I could just have one in an hour. I'll add cabinets and drawers below some day when I have time. I've never really had a woodworker's vise before, so I knew I wanted to incorporate one as well as a bench dog setup. The Rockler vise I bought had a plastic vise dog which I replaced with wood after mounting the vise.
What I don't know (since I've never even used a bench with bench dogs!) is whether or not I'm better off with a line of single 3/4" holes, or two lines of 3/4" holes. I see that some expensive for-purchase benches such as the SJÖBERGS have multiple rows of holes in different directions.
For those of you that use these setups day in and day out, is a singe row sufficient in a setup like mine, or do two rows hold pieces more securely? Do two rows cause alignment issues (i.e..the corresponding holes have to be exactly in line with each other), or is that not an issue since the vise only has a single point of pressure anyway?
I just don't want to drill a single row down the middle if two are better, but I don't want to drill the two if I only end up re-drilling a single, centered series of holes.
Am I over-thinking this?? :) Though the top will certainly get abused over years, right now it's still shiny and I want to get it set up right!!! :)