I use two vises; for cutting wood, a carpenter's vise flush with the top of
the bench, on the right corner, and a top mounted standard machinists vise
about a foot in from the right corner, so it doesnt interfere with the wood
vise. Both are essential for me, and for right handed folks, having the
vices on the right are a real convenience.
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I'm right handed and like the right side for the same reason.
Be sure to mount the vice so it's fixed jaw hangs slightly beyond the
front edge of the bench, and if possible off the end edge too when
This simple act makes the vise much more versatile, in that long
material can hang down past the bench edge if necessary.
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