The HNT Gordon tail vice or wagon vice is designed to be completely enclosed in the benchtop, with just the knurled knob protruding from the side of the bench and a removable brass dog that drops into a slot from above. This unobtrusive design allows for any piece of wood to be lightly pinched against your dogs sitting flat on the top of your bench, giving access to the whole top surface of the board, fully supported, whilst retaining the ability to have the full flat bench surface available whenever you need it.
The supplied ¼" height removable dog can be replaced with ones of different heights (available separately) depending on the work at hand. The dogs can also be used anywhere you can drill a half inch hole, so they're quite handy things to have around.
The 100mm version has less throw, so you need more dog holes, but the whole setup is a little bit faster to use. The 150mm version needs fewer holes in the bench but may take fractionally longer to adjust for different sized workpieces.
- Body: 32mm x 35mm x 280mm long
- ACME thread: ⅝" (15.8mm) 6 tpi for a quick moving action
- Travel: 100mm
- Comes with a ¼" high solid brass dog for low profile work
- Bench dog holes: 100mm or less apart
- Installation Guide included
- Weight: 1.3 kg
- Manufactured in Australia
You will need to cut a mortice into the bench to and make a wooden cover plate to go over the top of the vice, the cover is then planed level with the top.