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Bench Vice (Vise) - No racking

$760.00 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 as seen in some of the photos/videos. If you decide to add dog holes once you receive your vice, we recommend not to do them larger than 1/2" as it may compromise the jaw, and you may lose your warranty. 


Work bench seen in photos is made by Ramon Valdez:

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Tomasz K.
Poland Poland
Great vise!

The vise is perfect! To further enhance your service, you could offer as an option dog hole drilling when ordering a new vise. Not everyone has the ability to drill precise holes in aluminum, and many customers would appreciate it. Either way the vise is great and I can recommend it to others.

New Zealand New Zealand
Bench vise

Not yet installed but winding is incredibly smooth and easy.

Australia Australia
Bench vice.

Very Good.

Australia Australia
Great Vice

Performed as well as I expected and used on another bench

Hechmer M.
United States United States
A Joy to Use

I have both a shoulder vise and a leg vise in my shop. This vise does everything either of those can do, and do it better. The machining is excellent, the installation is straight forward, the action is smooth and powerful without much force. I have arthritis creeping into my hands and appreciate how easy it is to tighten this down so that a board can be mounted on either side without any slippage. I also like the low profile which greatly reduces my chances of accidently walking into it. I wrote and posted a fuller review of this vise on the Lumberjocks site. You can see it here: Michael Westford, Vt