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Old January 4th, 2013, 00:21
16vvincent 16vvincent is offline
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Grinder / Vise Mount

I know that if you guys are like me, the idea of loosing bench space for a grinder or bench vise sucks. I my case, I had some extra steel lying around and built this:











The neat thing about this setup is that I can roll this to where I am working. If you notice, I put threaded rods at the casters in the front to screw down and lock the stand and keep it from moving.

About the only thing that I cannot do is hack saw steel manually, unless I am hanging on to the vise. But that is something that I just don't do any more. A $10 HF 4.5" angle grinder with cutoff wheels does that work for me these days.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 19:41
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Re: Grinder / Vise Mount

Nice job.

Someone posted up their idea and it used 2" square tubing so they had only one stand for multiple pieces of equipment.

Note that in my experience most vices need to be mounted to something VERY SOLID, unless it is just a smaller light vise for a "third hand".
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Old January 7th, 2013, 22:59
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Re: Grinder / Vise Mount

Yeah, I have done that as well. My tubing roller and tubing bender are mounted to the same stand. With the tubing roller, this was key to using it. Getting it outside of the garage when working with 20' long peices was the only way that it would work.







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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:06
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Re: Grinder / Vise Mount

From the look of your shop, and the quality of your fabwork, I assume you know what you are doing, But i want my vise bolted to a table thats bolted to the wall, OVER the leg so it doesnt move....

That being said, nice fabrication, and nice looking shop. I'd love to see more of your work! Thanks for posting.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 19:11
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Re: Grinder / Vise Mount

Thanks:

For me, most of the time I am using a vise to hold stuff for welding or beating on. Also if you take a look at the wheels, they are across the vise direction of use. When using the vise for cutting or anything requiring force, the wheels are being scrubbed across the floor. The vise mount will actually hold quite well.

But I do agree, that if you need some serious force, the vise would have to be bolted down.
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