Wood Working Bench Front Vice (Vise) - No racking
A unique design feature of our woodworking bench vice is the hidden thread in a self-cleaning shaft. This self-cleaning system means that no dust or shavings can enter the thread or bearing surfaces, meaning no wear can take place over a long period of time. The video below shows this in action:
Easy to fit
It was east to fit following the video instructions. So far it's living up to very high expectations.
We use HNT bench vices in our school, eight of them (for the past 4 years), and newly my personal vice, they are intuitive, require no gimmicks to use, and are nigh on indestructible. What’s not to like.
Please include the mounting screws
I’ve been eyeing this vice for a long time and finally bit the bullet. Haven’t had a chance to try it but by all accounts it should last a lifetime and it does look like a well machined kit. It’s disappointing that there aren’t any coach screws provided as it means I’ll have to delay installing it at least a week or so while I fumble around online to find the right screws. Such a small thing but it changes your user experience.
A ripper of a vice
This is a terrific vice to use, streets ahead of a typical woodworking vice. Installation is relatively easy, with added benefit if you can mount it overlapping a bench leg (if the leg is flush with the bench top) giving more clamping space. It is more expensive; but if you can stretch to the price, it is absolutely worth it.
New Bench but I'm keeping the vice!
After a bit of toing and froing on the idea of a new bench. I decided I would build a new bench dedicated to hand tool use and let go my old bench and it's shortcomings (most...sigh... Ok all of them are my fault). In comparison I knew straight away I would keep the HNT Gordon Bench and Tail Vices! Sod the expense and time of getting alternatives sorted for the old bench but I'm KEEPING those two gorgeously functional mechanisms. They are two exceptional pieces of engineering that do their job and stay completely out of the way. They let me stay focused and engaged in the process of making furniture. It's only when I'm done and admiring the finished piece do I feel how much they got me to the end. Sod it these are MY vices and if you end up with my old bench and are wondering why the two vices seem out of place, well now you know.