A while back we released the VX21 leg vise and now we introduce the leg vises cousin; The VX21 wagon vise. The new VX21 wagon vise has been updated with all the great features of the VX21 leg vise with some additional improvements just for the wagon vise.
Installing or removing the VX21 wagon vise will be very easy because the clamp shaft is removable. The clamp shaft can be installed or removed by pulling it straight out of the [...]
When we designed and developed the VX20 leg vise hardware we thought this is it. It doesn’t get any better. This is one instance where it is good to be wrong! Our R&D department, working in conjunction with the engineering and manufacturing departments has been busy with a new concept that began about 4 years ago. The engineering department created an initial design while working with the manufacturing department to make sure the design could be made efficiently. The [...]
We have added some new handwheels to further allow you to customize your woodworking vise. These new handwheels have a square profile with a very nicely finished turned profile. They have a very nice feel in the hand. The large one is 8" diameter and is for use with the leg or face vise. The smaller one is 6" diameter and is for use with the wagon vise. The smaller diameter will keep the handwheel below the top of [...]
We have have had a great response for our new Moravian leg vise hardware and X Link. So many requests that we ran out of our first prototype run of parts and are now making more. The Moravian leg vise is our original leg vise hardware with an integral front bearing added to it which allows the X Link to be tucked up close to the clamp shaft to take up the minimum amount of space.
The round bearing [...]
I frequently use a utility knife in my day to day life and more often than not I must go on a search mission to find it when it is needed. Often I find it in or near our shipping department which is run by my wife. I decided to tackle this problem head on so I decided to head off to the local home center and buy another knife. My current utility knife is a basic solid handled [...]
When our shop was built about 20 years ago there was a small oak tree about 15 feet away. It was a nice tree and provided some decent shade. It was also a good place to put out the bird feeders (and squirrel feeder) for the wide variety of Woodpeckers, Finches, Cardinals and Bluebirds. It is always interesting how the trees grow so slowly that you don’t even perceive how large they have become. Our once small tree had [...]
We have added the new slotted bearings for the VX20F face vise. The slotted bearings are an option to make it easy to create a close fitting slot to help reduce vertical racking with the VX20F face vise. Vertical racking occurs when you clamp your work above the clamp shafts. If the clamp shafts fit very loosely to the front jaw then the jaw will try to pivot out at the top creating poor clamping. When you clamp work [...]
We have changed the design of the rear bearing for the VX20W wagon vise. The old style rear bearing used the front bearing from the VX20 vise mounted to a sturdy angle bracket. While the old designed worked well the new design has a few advantages. It is similar to an industrial style pillow block bearing and is made in one piece out of solid Delrin. It takes up less space than the old style angle bracket and is [...]
After struggling with our previous website for so long we have finally launched a completely new site that fixes the numerous problems we had with the old site. All of the videos are now available on the gallery tab and we also have pictures of vises and benches on that tab as well. We were having trouble with the download of the directions but that has been fixed on the new site. We hope you like the new website [...]
We have finally added the 5" handwheel to the website. This smaller handwheel is specifically for the wagon vise and is just like the larger 8" diameter wheel used with the VX20 leg vise and the VX20F face vise.
The 5" handwheel comes with a quick release pin with a large split ring and also includes a smaller split ring which is less obtrusive.
The large 8" handwheel shown above also now includes the smaller split ring which may be installed [...]