Benchcrafted Moxon Vise Hardware – Moxon Vise Hardware Kit is designed to clamp to any workbench. The Moxon Vise is extremely fast and easy to use. BenchCrafted Moxon Vice Ref: BC-MV The BenchCrafted Moxon Vice clamps to any bench, raising your workpiece to a convenient height and holding it. Perhaps I should be the last person to buy a Moxon-style vise kit from Benchcrafted. After all, I’ve built six of these highly functional vises for.

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That in itself is almost worth the price of the kit. This links seems to be broken, the other link to the prototype is fine. You could plane a little off the protruding jaw if this bothers you.

Benchccrafted November 13, Clamps or holdfasts for benchtop mounting not included. When I nail it a few times mine will get the chamfer treatment like yours. You Are the Jury — Cutlists: When you are cutting traditional half-blind dovetails you need to point your dovetail saw to the ceiling to overcut your baseline. The wooden jaws are made of beech and can be fixed to the workbench in various ways, as shown in the picture. BenchcraftedMoxon Vise.

In a recent ww forum post Derek Cohen took issue with the chamfer because it sacrifices the use of the full width of the top of the movable jaw as a reference surface for leveling the floor of half-blind dovetails pins board. This will make the vice easier to mount to your bench and store.

And the stopped chamfer was fun to make. What do you think about using softwood 2x stock for the jaws?


Fast and effortless, the Moxon vice makes joinery a pleasure. Works well for me. What’s more, this design lets you elevate the work to a comfortable height, so you can make close cuts without stooping.

Moxon Vice

Thank you, thank you benchcraftex you!!!! Purchasing the hardware only allows you to build other Moxon-style vices with different configurations. I just assembled my Benchcrafted Moxon vise last week and got to use it all weekend. Wooden jaws NOT included! Shop Blog, Woodworking Blogs. It’s the ideal bench for cutting and marking out dovetail joints with its large rear work surface. Last week I decided to turn off the phone, shut the laptop and just build the vise.

Chris, I really like the idea of the chamfer and the lambs tongue is a beautiful way to transition it. If it is I would certainly consider it. But instead, I was one of the first to line up for the kit offered by Jameel Abraham and his partners in Benchcrafted. This reduces considerably the amount of effort you need to exert to close the vise chop. Because Jameel, his brother hey Father John! Dean November 12, Check it out here.

Found exactly the info I needed!! If you cut dovetails and other joints by hand, this is a vice that will completely change your experience in the shop. It is the best tool I bought all year. Start typing and press Enter to search.

Bill Lattanzio November 13, Cutting dovetails is my business, and as much as I love tinkering with tools I would rather just get to work working wood and not the tools themselves. Mitch Wilson November 13, Holes in suede should be accepted!


Vlse August 17, Vse November 14, It also brings the work up to a better work height.

Benchcrafted™ Moxon Vise Hardware – Lee Valley Tools

A low-profile squared piece of timber is screwed to the rear wooden jaw to clamp the mountable vice to the workbench using hold-downs. Store Address Store Hours. He’s a hand-tool enthusiast though he uses power tools, too. As well, once the coarse jaw opening benchcraftee set, you need only give one wheel a quick spin to snug up on the work or release it.

The rear jaw is cut away at either end so that the mountable vice can also be fixed to the bench stop face strip with standard screw clamps. The only moving parts are the heavy handwheels. Since the handwheels operate independently and the floating wooden jaw called a “chop” has elliptical screw holes, the jaw can be skewed to hold tapered workpieces securely. Perhaps I should be the last person to buy a Moxon-style vise kit from Benchcrafted. I love this vise, but cant wait to make the Joinery bench that Shannon Rodgers made with his kit!

Since they are using metal handwheels, my concern would be that over time, the wood behind the wheels would start to wear out, fairly rapidly.

Been a long time subscriber to Popular Woodworking Printed version. You can read all about my efforts here.