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Spacer for woodworking vise

Adjustable spacer for woodworking vise with parallel jaws


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Spacer for woodworking vise

Parallel jaws vise for the woodworking workbench

When you have a wood vise such as this one:

Parallel jaws bench vise.

Parallel jaws bench vise.

And if you want to clamp a small part only on one side, you stress the slides asymmetrically causing a torsion of the mobile jaw. The part is not hold very tight and this is harmful for the vise itself.


Here is a simple remedy to this problem, it is a small spacer to keep on hand, made up of a stack of plywood shims of different thicknesses, pinned on longer dowel. See the photos below:

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