JORGENSON QUICK-RELEASE BENCH VISES are available from Lee Valley in two sizes.
The smaller vise has a jaw width of 7" and maximum opening of 9". The larger vise has a jaw width of 10" and maximum opening of 12-5/8". Designed for easy adjustment, these traditional bench vises have a quick-release mechanism for one-handed operation. Both vises can be installed on 2-1/4" bench tops; thinner tops require blocking, while thicker tops must be mortised to accommodate the mechanism. The smaller vise is priced at $138; the larger vise sells for $157. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com
This article originally appeared in the August 2010 issue.