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Moxon Vise Hardware Kits - MK2
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The back ledge, unique to this particular version of the Moxon vise, add a handy place to secure a clamp.
The kit contains 2 x 6-1/2" long Acme screws, adjustable handles, curved washers, and custom nuts.
The nut for the screw is buried in a mortise, so it doesn’t get in your way.
The clamping screw goes through the body of the vise, though the nut mortised into the wood, and out the back of the vise.
Our custom made Acme threaded nuts make it easy to install the screws, and give plenty of surface area to prevent the nuts from turning.
We use a Acme thread for strength, power coated for longevity.
The original engraving from 1678

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 Pair of ACME thread screws with adjustable clamp handles (6 1/2" useable length), with nuts, and curved washers ($69.00) In Stock
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Dovetailing with a Moxon vise is such a dream, it's now difficult to remember what we did before the current revival this wonderful fixture.

As Chris Schwarz was working on reprinting parts of Joseph Moxon's 1678 landmark book on woodworking, Mechanick Exercises, one of the book's engraving of a workbench prompted some questions: what was the utility of the strange, seemingly floating vise jaws at the front of the bench? We found out! What came to be known as the Moxon vise is a pair of easily removable vise jaws that sit on top of your workbench and allow you to easily clamp boards vertically at the right height for dovetailing. Unlike a regular twin vise that is typically at the wrong height, this attachment brings everything perfectly higher.

We do not offer a completed vise, but instead sell a kit of great hardware and plans for making your own. Our hardware was originally developed in conjunction with the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop, and has some very practical design elements that make it unique, all at a very economical price.

Our hardware (sold in pairs) features an ACME thread for strength and longevity. We use rectangular nuts so that you can easily install the nuts in the vise without danger of wear over time, allowing the nuts to twist in the wood. The black metal handles give you great leverage but also can swing out of the way after you clamp them down so you don't bump into them. Also included are two cupped washers that prevent wear to the wooden jaws, but also allow the jaws to clamp at an angle without jamming into the thread.

See below for a link to a blog entry were we take a look at the elements of a Moxon vise so that you can easily design your own to fit your own workshop needs. Made in the USA.  
Customer Reviews:

Excellent vise

By: Brian Maris (Apr, 2017)

I looked at several alternatives for a Moxon vise, but most were more expensive than I was prepared to pay. I ordered the kit and assembled it with some scrap hardwood and it works exactly as claimed. I would buy it again.
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Slight modification

By: Jeffery Oliver (Jan, 2017)

1st - Excellent Product! Would like to suggest a small modification to the front jaw design. If you chamfer the front of the front jaw, leaving a 1/4inch lip square with the clamping surface, it will allow a greater area to "drop" the rear of the saw when sawing dovetails - extremely practical!
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Hits The Sweetspot

By: R J McCormick (Apr, 2015)

First looked at all the options available including building my own and other available popular manufactured similar vises. Was a bit reluctant on this was because it appeared "underbuilt" compared to others out there. I was wrong. In fact, several of the others are arguably overbuilt. Most dovetailing we all do is casework and drawers, seldom requiring dovetails in stock exceeding 4/4" thickness. This vise is way over capable of adequately clamping such stock and larger. Simple, well designed and built, and the well thought features hit the sweetspot for function and value. Fast shipping and great service. As a woodworker for over 43 years, my advice is...get one.
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Vise hardware

By: Peter Noll (Mar, 2015)

I recently installed the vise hardware and am very happy with it. Installation was easy and the work holding capability is superb. The ability to turn the handles out of the way after tightening is a great feature. I researched making my own screws using acme hardware before purchasing and you really get more for your money with this kit. I'm extremely pleased with the purchase and the only thing I would add is the ability to purchase an additional pair of nuts so the vise chop and screws can be used on multiple benches. Thanks for the great product and customer service.
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Simple and Sweet

By: Thomas Priest (May, 2013)

This vise is exactly what it needs to be, simple yet with a few added touches that make it super ergonomic. The camber makes sure clamping pressure is more than adequate, being able to rotate the handles out of the way after setting is awesome, plus they are not huge because you dont need that for the operations you will be doing. The ledge on the back is very handy for dovetailing and the small blocks for aligning to the bench edge are simple and affective. Made of very nice stock and fit and finish is smooth and simple. Another great product offered up by TFWW, great job guys and great job to the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop. I would recommend this item to anyone that wants a well built simple way to raise your working height without all the unnecessary add ons and limited space some of the other makers utilize on theirs. As always keep up the great product assortment!
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