Tips & Tricks: Vise-saving jaws

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This article is from issue 111 of Woodcraft Magazine

Vise-saving jaws

If you don’t have a metalworking vise in your shop, securing metal parts such as screws and rods can be troublesome. They may slip in the jaws of your workbench vise, or the hard material may damage the vise’s wooden faces. To solve both problems, rest lengths of steel or aluminum angle iron along the top of the jaws and grip the object in question between them. There is usually no need to fasten them in place; the pressure of the vise takes care of it for you. 

—Larry Okrend, Minneapolis, Minnesota


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