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halp Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)15:29 UTC+1 No.639887 Report

I need some help guys.

I'm building a work bench, and I have it all finished.

However, I got myself a nice cast iron table vice, but I have no idea how to bolt it to the table.

Keep in mind, this vice is only for hand work items, nothing huge. It's only a 4.5''
I do carvings and dremmel work, and I will use this to hold things down to do detail work.

So, how do I screw/bolt it down?

Should I drill a few hole and bolt it?
Or will just a couple long heavy duty screws work just fine?

pic related, its what I got.
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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)15:38 UTC+1 No.639890 Report

as long as you're not planning on doing anything heavier like cutting with a hacksaw or something equally heavy, screws or small coachbolts should be sweet.
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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)18:09 UTC+1 No.639917 Report

>>639890
I plan on cutting with wood saw, but nothing big.

thanks
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truckerfag 05/18/14(Sun)18:17 UTC+1 No.639921 Report

>>639887
Grade 8 5"+ long 3/8" or larger (whatever fits in the holes of the feet on the vice) carriage bolts going through the table top and at least another 2" of hardwood on the underside of the table held up with washers and nylock nuts. Otherwise you're going to have a bad time with just torquing down the jaws as they develop slop.
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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)18:17 UTC+1 No.639922 Report

>>639887
I tell you what you do. Plop it on your work bench in a spot it can swivel and perform how you desire, confirm you will not hit anything on the bottom of the bench tat will prevent you from bolting it, take a sharpie out of your butt and mark the 4 holes on the bench drill them, go to hardware store get 4- 3/8 nuts and bolts, 8- 3/8 washers. If you can't figure it out from here that bench will be pretty useless. If your bench top is wimpy, cut out a square piece of plywood and screw it below your layout holes for the vice so when you drill you will be going through 2 pcs of wood to ensure a solid base for your vise.
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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)19:01 UTC+1 No.639931 Report

>>639922
what can I do if I dont happen to have a drill?
(I have no drill attachments for my screw drill)
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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)19:08 UTC+1 No.639939 Report

>>639931
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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)21:31 UTC+1 No.639989 Report

>>639939
A man after my own heart.
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Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)00:47 UTC+1 No.640068 Report

>>639887
Troll hrdr
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Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)00:54 UTC+1 No.640073 Report

>>639887
use bolts close to the diameter of the holes and make sure it goes through solid wood.
>>640068
sorta what I thought, but meh.
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Constructicon 05/19/14(Mon)01:23 UTC+1 No.640098 Report

OP that's an Irwin vice from Home Depot, it has a 1/2" hole for the feet. Just bolt it to your work bench.
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Constructicon 05/19/14(Mon)01:24 UTC+1 No.640099 Report

>>640098
Close up on the underside,
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Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)02:38 UTC+1 No.640131 Report

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Anonymous 05/21/14(Wed)12:04 UTC+1 No.641145 Report

>>640098
That jig in the vice, I've seen it before but I still can't figure out what its for
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OH&S 05/21/14(Wed)23:23 UTC+1 No.641381 Report

>>639931
Buy some cheap drill bits, it's not like you need expensive ones for diy woodwork. It'll cost you less than $10 for a set. Or you can just buy the one you need for $1.50 if you don't think you'll ever need the other drill bits (you will).
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Constructicon 05/22/14(Thu)02:40 UTC+1 No.641443 Report

>>641145
It's an upper vice block for AR-15, unfortunally the clamp kind doesn't fit my Vltor MUR and this MegaArms Monolithic upper
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Anonymous 05/22/14(Thu)09:10 UTC+1 No.641598 Report

>>639887
OP, for the use you described, just get some screws (washers too, maybe) and put them in all four feet. If the vice starts to get loose from the bench, then it's time to buy a drill bit and proper carriage bolts.

>>639921
>>639922
OP said it's a 4.5" (tiny) vice that he would use for light duty work.
>>640098
It's clearly a stock photo. I doubt any cast iron 4.5 inch vice would need four 1/2 inch bolts to hold it down. They would be 1000 times as strong as the feet/tabs on the vice.
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Constructicon 05/23/14(Fri)02:49 UTC+1 No.641882 Report

>>641598
>I doubt any cast iron 4.5 inch vice would need four 1/2 inch bolts to hold it down

That's what my vice said to use and the hole on the feet are 1/2" holes but like you said it is very sturdy.
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