Review

A tail vise typically runs along the edge of a workbench and helps you secure long stock for cutting mortises or shaping a profile or taper and for clamping pieces vertically.
But with most tail-vise hardware you have to build it into the bench design, cutting away a section of the top and building jaws for the vise. Veritas’ quick-release sliding tail vise mounts onto any existing workbench top with sufficient clearance underneath. After bolting this 6-1/2"×17" vise to the bottom of my bench, I simply attached a shopmade jaw (2"-thick maple) to the sliding headstock. Then I installed a piece of equal thickness to the workbench edge to clamp against. I used this vise while building several projects, and its holding power proves equal to all the built-in tail vises I’ve used. —Tested by Bill Damman, WOOD Magazine

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
4.8
out of 5