16 thoughts on “DIY bench vice

  1. @amishx64 I guess if you work on your pcb in a vertical position…..

    Seems like adjustments more than half inch or so would be a pita considering the fine thread pitch.

    I would hardly call that an instructable.

    I guess in a pinch….. but i sure would’nt publish it.

  2. Don’t get me wrong I am very cheap, though seems like shelling out $20 for a cheap vice would be much easier and less frustrating in the long run. Especially the first time I turned without looking and smacked my hip into the wood if I was luck and threaded rods if not so lucky.

  3. Wow, this takes freetard to a new level of cheapness. Why didn’t you use wood from old pallets or better yet sticks off the ground?
    If you can’t afford a $12 vise I can wait to see how you drill holes!

  4. Wow, some harsh comments indeed !

    @amishx64 I’ve just added some more steps to the Instructable

    RE: all the cracks about cheapness, yes I can go and buy a nice new vice, but this just seemed like a fun little project, and if it didn’t perform well as a vice, I can just take it to bits – simple.

    And to be honest, I’m quite into the design process (albeit very basic in this example), and working out how to build things from scratch.

    Have a good one.

  5. A “real” vise like that is too cheap to make a poor clone of. You can have one made of cast iron and a similar design for under $20.

    Making your own tooling is a valuable skill, but you’ve got to recognize where you’ll get the most bang for your buck.

  6. Wow some folks don’t appreciate clever, from scratch design build.. can you really get a $20.oo vise ? Guess I just have not looked in the right place. .thx, I like it…

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