A Moxon Vice clamps to any bench, raising your workpiece to a convenient height and holding it rock-solid. If you cut dovetails and other joints by hand, this is a vice that will completely change your experience in the shop. Fast and effortless, the Moxon vice makes joinery a pleasure.
BENCHCRAFTED Moxon Vice Hardware
The Moxon vice is fitted with cast iron hand wheels for rapid, easy adjustment. Instead of the handwheel rotating the screws and being restricted by the weight of the movable jaw, BENCHCRAFTED tapped the handwheels, allowing them to move in and out on the rigid screws. The mass of the wheels and the polished acme threads allows the hand wheels to spin freely and do the work of drawing the jaws together effortlessly. Setting one wheel for the workpiece thickness, the opposite wheel is massive enough to literally push the jaw to the workpiece and hold it there solidly with only a quick spin of the wheel. In most cases, that's all that’s necessary to hold the work.
Wooden jaws NOT included!
Weight 4.3 kg
Moxon Vice Hardware package Contents (Picture)
- 2 5" (127 mm) cast iron handwheels, sand-mold finish
- 2 8" (203 mm) carbon steel acme screws 3/4" x 8 tpi
- 4 nuts 3/4" x 8 tpi
- 2 washers
- 1 Piece suede, to cover jaw faces. Holes in suede should be accepted! See maker's blog
Pair long Screws for BENCHCRAFTED Moxon Vice
Length 305 mm (12 inch)
Note: NOT compatible with YORK Moxon Vice
YORK Pair Spindles for Moxon Vice
Inexpensive model from Czech manufacturer YORK
2 cast-iron handwheels 127 mm diameter
2 steel spindles, diameter 20 mm, length 240 mm, with mounting plate at rear end
2 brass nuts 40 x 8 mm
Weight 2.8 Kg
Price per pair
YORK Moxon Vice with wooden Jaws and 2 Spindles
A YORK Moxon spindle set is used for this benchtop-mountable vice. The wooden jaws are made of beech and can be fixed to the workbench in various ways, as shown in the picture. A low-profile squared piece of timber is screwed to the rear wooden jaw to clamp the mountable vice to the workbench using hold-downs. The rear jaw is cut away at either end so that the mountable vice can also be fixed to the bench stop face strip with standard screw clamps. Requiring no input on your part, this model lets you start work immediately.
Spindle dimensions as above
Dimensions of wooden jaws 500 x 140 x 45 mm
Max. opening 130 mm
Weight 7.4 kg
Note: The two wooden jaws may differ in height by 1 to 2 mm, which should have no effect during normal usage. You could plane a little off the protruding jaw if this bothers you.