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Woodworking vices with speed clamping

Woodworking vices with speed clamping

Woodworking vices represent a genuine and inexpensive alternative to a fully equipped workbench. In England they have a long tradition und proven track record. They can be used as front or tail vices. A woodworking vice can be mounted practically anywhere. All you need is a solid worktop on a solid base.

These woodworking vices are no longer produced in England today, but are mostly sourced from India or China. For quality reasons we have instead settled on the last remaining European manufacturer, York Co. Ltd in the Czech Republic.


Woodworking vice type 52 – with speed clamping

It’s hard to imagine modern workshops today without heavy woodworking vices. In many cases they have replaced traditional workbenches. The main advantage is their great flexibility: you simply mount the vice where you happen to need it on your worktop – on a workbench the position of your vice is usually fixed.

Moreover, the moving vice jaw is provided with a retractable bench hook that lets you clamp workpieces along the face of your worktop. We recommend the round bench dogs from Veritas to implement this clamping option. Simply drill a few holes in your worktop to get started.

The speed-clamping feature is a true labour-saving device – turn the vice handle by a small amount and then push or pull the movable jaw into position instead of endlessly cranking the handle. The speed-clamping mechanism is absolutely reliable without compromising stability in any way.

Clamping width 210 mm
Jaw width 178 mm
Jaw height 77 mm
Thread diameter 24 mm
Rod diameter 22 mm
Weight 9 kg
Mounting instructions!
Mounting hardware not included!

Code 307779CartPrice € 98.00

Woodworking vice type 52 1/2 – with speed clamping

As above, but larger
Clamping width 342 mm
Jaw width 230 mm
Jaw height 105 mm
Thread diameter 24 mm
Rod diameter 25 mm
Weight 15.7 kg
Mounting instructions!
Mounting hardware not included!

Code 307780CartPrice € 129.00

Woodworking vice type 53ED – with speed clamping

As above, but again larger
Clamping width 395 mm
Jaw width 267 mm
Jaw height 105 mm
Thread diameter 24 mm
Rod diameter 25 mm
Weight 18 kg
Mounting instructions!
Mounting hardware not included!

Code 307781CartPrice € 139.00
Speed nut for woodworking vice no. 52 with speed clamping

With steady use over many years, a speed-clamping mechanism will show signs of wear and tear and will need replacing. For all three woodworking vices we offer replacement speed nuts.
Suitable for vice code 307779

Code 307798CartPrice € 11.90
Speed nut for woodworking vice nos. 52 1/2 and 53ED with speed clamping

Suitable for vice codes 307780 and 307781

Code 307799CartPrice € 12.90
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