Quick Poll

Face vises. Wagon vises. Leg vises. Shoulder vises. When it comes to work holding tools, there are many devices (sorry, just had to throw that one in there) woodworkers can turn to.

From simple shop-made tools to fancy, elaborate highly-engineered cast iron behemoths, there is a work holding contraption that can immobilize your work for just about every taste, preference and price point.

This week, we’re looking to see how many vises are on the main workbench in your shop. Do you have a vise in every corner of your bench, or do you rely on other work holding devices?

5 thoughts on “Quick Poll”

  1. Sadly, my workbench is a hollow-core door lying on 2 sawhorses so no vise for me at the moment.

  2. Only one on my bench but then again, I have two benches! And two more vises for my drill press. Guess that is four for the whole shop but, who is counting? 🙂


  3. I have a big machinists vise on my wall bench, and a small cheap woodworking vise on my mobile assembly table.
    For special applications, I get creative with hand screws and clamps.

    So far, so good!

  4. I’m “between benches” at the moment, so my “bench” has a quick-release tail vise installed upside down and my dining room table has a twin screw vise… in pieces 🙂

  5. My 1st bench I bought years ago for $50 from a friend that had come out of the old school with a pre ww2 heavy duty quick release vice in every corner (one was too busted to use but the other three were perfect) Sold one to another friend for $50 and I am set

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