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Domingos

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Hi.
I'm in the process of building my second workbench and I would lime to buy a vice. Can't spend much so I'm trying to choose between these two models

Axminster Trade Vices Plain Screw Vice Guide 390mm

And
Rutlands Woodworking Front Vice - 260mm

My workbench will be 7 feet long so length is important I guess. More than that is building quality but I'm new to this and I don't have any experience with any of the two brands.

Could someone please share their experience and opinion?

Other vises suggestions are also welcome (but money is an issue)
 

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As your workbench is quite large, I would recommend getting the largest vice you can fit ( you can hold small things with a large vice but mot the other way round). No experience of either vice as have always used Record/Parkinson but would definitely recommend getting one with quick release as it just makes it much more user friendly
ian
 

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Do either look like a Record 52 1/2?
Get the biggest vice you can find/afford. Don't be afraid of 2nd hand, these don't wear out quickly, just avoid any thing broken.

Bod
 

Domingos

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they are both of this type(no jaws). But the Axminster one is wider
 

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Hi,

No experience of the ones you mentioned, but I suspect that they all come from the same factory. York in the Czech Republic seem to be making for a number of vendors and badge engineered for some upmarket brands. I used one of their LH threaded screws for my wagon vice, very pleased with the quality.

Regards,

Colin
 
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