Tail Vice/Vise (100mm or 150mm Travel)
Our tail vice/vise is designed to hold any piece of wood flat on the top of your bench. It is retrofitable to any bench (in any position on the top) without interfering with the integrity of the top.
The knob is 32mm in diameter, knurled for grip and you will find this knob allows for quick movement with plenty of grip to tighten the vice when holding wood. The vice comes with one solid brass dog that is 1/4" high for low profile work. Other size dogs will be available also or you can make them to suit using 1/2" brass rod.
It is simple to install and it comes with an installation guide. You will need to make a wooden cover plate to go over the top of the vice and this is planed level with the top. If your bench top is thin, this is no problem as you simply make up some wooden packers and glue them in under where the vice is to be fitted.
100mm Tail Vice: The vice body is a hefty 32mm x 35mm x 280mm long with a 5/8" 6 tpi ACME thread for a quick moving action. It gives you just over 100mm travel so you would need to space your bench dog holes at 100mm or less apart.
Weighs 1.3 kg.
150mm Tail Vice: The vice body is a hefty 32mm x 35mm x 370mm long with a 5/8" 6 tpi ACME thread for a quick moving action. It gives you just over 150mm travel so you would need to space your bench dog holes at 150mm or less apart.
For more information you can download the installation guide below:
Work bench seen in photos is made by Ramon Valdez - https://www.instagram.com/ramonartful/?hl=en
This is an excellent alternative to a larger traditional tail vice. It’s well thought out and unobtrusive, with no loss of bench top area and minimal protrusion from the end (less than 50 mm). Easy to install even by hand tools as I did. I recommend cutting the optional under-slot to clear dust and shavings. I bought the 150mm version just to reduce the number of dog holes in the bench top, but I think the 100mm would do everything this does.
I am making my first dedicated woodworking bench. After extensive research and deliberation I opted for a tail vice as part thereof. After only limited exploration of the concept, it was abundantly clear that the traditional and even modern variants paled in comparison the the HNT Gordon Tail Vice. It's obvious development of the tail vice concept and operation has lead to what appeared to be a most distilled modern piece of art. It looked good on the web and seemed incredibly quick and simple to install so I bought one. It has fulfilled my expectations and more, looks wonderful enough to be in a gallery of modern art, and is so simple to use. It does not get in the way of work pieces or my body. It snugs up nice and tight with little effort and I like the way I can quickly open and close it by running the length of my hand and wrist over the knob. Despite the bench not yet being complete due to protracted manufacture and installation of the leg vice, the HNT Gordon tail vise has been invaluable so far, and that's only two weeks. I cannot imagine how much pleasure and effortless assistance it will afford me in the future. Mark Kaddatz
Hi Mark, Thanks so much for your feedback on our tail vice - it is great to hear you are happy with it. Happy woodworking!
Simple to install, and not small and sleek (no danger of hurting your crotch).
I’ve been putting together a decent workbench and the tail vice is awesome! It was easy enough to fit and looks very classy!
Prompt delivery, easy to fit and looks nice with the wood cover. The operation is very smooth, and it complements my HNT Gordon front vice beautifully. Very satisfied.