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
My first and probably last tail vice
Reviewing my workshop set-up, I thought I'd explore the concept of using a tail vice - something I hadn’t done before. I can only say this tool is hugely useful and what’s more, like other HNT products, it is beautifully built and will last a lifetime. Installation was straight forward even with the dodgy bench I installed it in - highly recommended.
Great addition to my workbench. Used a battery circular saw to cut the channel then hand chisel to clean it out. Once installed it is very solid.
My experience with the vise so far is positive. It is clearly well made. I look forward to using it every day for a very long time. Thanks HNT Gordon and Co, Andrew Carmichael
Tail Vice 150mm
The Tail Vice is a long overdue upgrade to my workbench. I love how it fits snugly into the benchtop without having to remove a corner of the bench. I made a parallel row of bench dog holes as suggested by Terry. It works smoothly and holds long boards and irregular shapes firmly. A perfect addition to the face vice and twin screw vice.
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Mine is the 100mm model and is now some years old and still a joy to use. The operation is very smooth, the grip is strong and the installation is straight forward. It has transformed the versatility of my bench!!