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Bench Vice (Vise) - No racking

$720.00 AUD


This innovative design came about when designing our Tail Vices, a product that is compact and could be fitted to any bench regardless of ones current setup. This design brief follows on to our front vice and pattern makers vice. But most importantly, the concept of concentric tubes and their inability to rack (when fine tolerances are used) was what this product was focused around. Through design and precision machining, we have created a product that doesn’t rack in the first place, so will not deteriorate with successive use.



Because of the previously mentioned design, all HNT Gordon vices clamp completely parallel to your bench. If your work is parallel this means there is a huge amount of surface area and therefore little to nil chance of your job ever slipping the vice. When dealing with unfinished or slightly out of parallel work, we suggest using a thin semi-malleable material such as leather or cork (available here). We also manufacture tilting jaws (available here) which adapt to out of parallel jobs, and can hold tapers and odd shapes. These Jaws can be used in conjunction with this bench vise or our Pattern Makers Vise.



This product was tested over the course of five years in our workshop. This means it was day in and day out being used to hold plane bodies in their construction. The reason we decided to produce and sell these vices is because we could see how much time was saved, as we didn’t need to over tighten our vices and they required little pressure to hold and release the job. This small advantage translates into a large amount of saved time. Realistically, in repeated work processes we find you will most often need a reliable vise that takes little effort to clamp and unclamp your job, rather than needing to traverse great distances. Through our testing we found that the absence of racking and improved work holding was more important than quick traverse for most work holding situations.


This product comes complete and ready for installation. The way we have produced this product, installation on all benches is simple with little to no modification of your bench. Four bolts hold it in place. For more information you can download our installation guide here.


JAW: 160mm x 230mm
THREAD: 6 TPI ACME for fast, smooth action.
Thread is hidden to prevent wear.
DESIGN & MANUFACTURE: Our own unique design, manufactured by us in Australia
Note: Vice does not come with dog holes drilled in the top of the vice.  We recommend for you to do them yourself once you have the vice as everyone has different requirements and placements. Do not drill holes larger than 1/2" as it will compromise the jaw.  If you require us to drill the holes for you, it is an extra $40 and we will only drill them at 1/2".


Work bench seen in photos is made by Ramon Valdez:

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Michael H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Bench Vice Review

Outstanding quality & service. I have not yet built the bench that this vise will be installed on, but it arrived very quickly, well packaged, in perfect condition. The action is smooth and effortless. None of this came as a surprise as I have the tail vise installed on another bench and have found it a ppleasure to work with.

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Well engineered front vice and a pleasure every time I use it.

The build quality is second to none. It was easy to install on my bench which has a 100mm thick hardwood top. I mortised it in by about an inch which resulted with the top of the vice a couple of mm below the bench surface. It is a joy to use. I’m proud that this is made in Oz.

benjamin J.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Great vice and service!

No issues with the vice and it works just as well as I was hoping, and I cannot fault it. The guys in the workshop are all keen to use it and we’ll probably look at upgrading all the benches in the coming years with the front vices. Great stuff guys!

Casper S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Outstanding Vise!

This vise is everything they said it was. Easy to install, self cleaning, rock solid, and absolutely no racking!

Mike. B
I recommend this product


Received my HNT Gordon Front Vice from Australia to US in five days, very good service. Vice was very easy to install. Vice is beautiful, perfectly machined, made from high quality materials, extremely smooth opening/closing, and holds work rock solid with minimal cranking and no racking. It is a joy to use and look at, no regrets at all with this purchase. Thank you.