Veritas tail vise

52_tail_viseVERITAS QUICK-RELEASE SLIDING TAIL VISE can be installed in a right- or left-handed orientation, allowing the vise to be placed at either end of a workbench.

In the past, usually a section of the workbench was required to be cut away and rebuilt around a tail vise mechanism. Installation of the Veritas tail vise is simple; the mounting plate is attached to the underside of the bench and the vise is secured to the plate. The quick-release mechanism has a simple on-off lever that engages or disengages the Acme-threaded screw, which can apply force up to 300 lbs. in both clamping as well as spreading applications. The tail vise has a maximum travel of 7-1/4" and requires an unobstructed mounting area of 17" x 6-1/2". The vise sells for $269. Contact: Lee Valley Tools. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com

This article originally appeared in the October 2010 issue.