VERITAS INSET VISE from Lee Valley is a low-profile vise. It's similar to a wagon vise in function, but in a compact, self-contained form for easy installation in a work surface, adding a permanent, adjustable dog where it is needed, according to the company.
Designed to hold work between its single jaw such as a bench dog, it has a clamping possibility that is limited only by the size and dog-hole spacing of your work surface. The knurled stainless-steel toggle handle turns a 1/2" diameter Acme-threaded steel rod to move the jaw in a 4" range of travel. The 1/2"-tall, 1-3/16"-wide jaw has two jaw-mounting positions spaced 3-7/8" apart for compatibility with dog-hole spacing up to 7-3/4". The inset vise sells for $89. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com
This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue.