Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools

Woodworking vice type 52 – without speed clamping

Woodwdorking Vise
Mounting instructions

Jaw mounting area 185 mm x 95 mm
Hole spacing near jaws 150 mm
Rear hole spacing 145 mm
Total length of vice 400 mm
Clamping width 210 mm
Recommended table thickness 60 to 65 mm
Add a spacer panel in mounting area if worktop thickness is insufficient

Tischlerschraubstock No 52 mit Schnellverstellung

Fix the vice with sufficiently large screws on a worktop that cannot tilt. Remember that this vice weighs all of 9 kg! For the rear holes we recommend M10 through bolts with a hexagonal heads that are countersunk into the worktop from above. For the front holes (ie, the holes near the jaw) we recommend 10 mm wood screws with a hexagonal head, which are screwed in from below. The heads of the bolts and screws and the nuts should be fitted with washers. For details see diagram.

Shop-made wooden jaw liners are easily fixed to the jaws once the vice has been mounted. The jaws are provided with mounting holes. Countersink the screw heads on the jaw liners to avoid damaging clamped workpieces.

Size comparison 52, 52 1/2 and 53ED

Smallest woodworking vice no. 52 (bottom left)
Larger woodworking vice no. 52 1/2 (centre)
Largest woodworking vice no. 53ED (top right)

Size comparison
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