Woodworking Vise and Its Types

A woodworking vise is an essential fixed object for woodman and cabinet makers. It makes it possible for you to grip on wood vise when you are working on it. Usually, the best woodworking vise comes up with slim jaws of metals, that ruthlessly rack up the areas which will either damage the piece or it requires hard work to fix this.

Woodworking vises are different from metal vises because they can fix with the lowest of bench exterior or they can build into it. Metalworking vises are normally standing on the top of the bench.

Woodworking vises come in nearly all sizes, jaws range from 6-inch large to 10-inch large or more than that. The size of stock depends upon the size you require will be used for most of the projects.

There are two types of Woodworking vise and giving woodworking vise review on its types.

  • Front vise
  • End Vise

Front Vise

A front vise is also known as face vise, most of the time placed at the left side of the long edge of a woodworking bench. It has rapid release jaws that will let you shift the vises in and out without having a load of twists of the handle. A front vise is further split into two types including shoulder vise and leg vise. Shoulder vise gives the floor to ceiling holding between jaws while the leg vise as the name shows, use to fix bench leg.

One of the most consistent and common varieties for face vise is iron cast type. An iron cast front vise is having two jaws consist of cast iron and the second one is a screw of steel to shift them close and far together. Most front vises have two steel rods to keep these jaws united and make easier to stop bending inward of each side of upward jaws when one edge of the vise is used.

End Vise

Another most common type of woodworking vise is an end vise, is placed at the lower end of the workbench. In general, the key function of an end vise is to maintain flat on the outward of the bench, tired between one or more than one ‘dogs’ fixing up from the upward side of jaws and consistently these dogs are attached into holes in bench side. But the extremely useful type of end vise is arguable, that is arranged like a front vise.  The quality of an end vise is that it is a flexible device than maybe first made.

Which Type of Vise you should Buy?

We are having many reasons to believe that many carpenters need the type of holding arrangement like a front vise was designed more frequently. Most of the front vises, for example, Rockler 7 and 9 vises, are having a spring-operated dog on the surface, which will let you hold the piece that faces up through the width of the table. But if you need to pick only one, don’t forget that it is in easy reach to secure quickly and easily any change in the length on the surface of the bench.