Bench Vise Add-On That Costs Next to Nothing

This handy bench vise add-on will comfortably clamp any tapered or oddly shaped part you can throw at it.

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Keep This Simple Vise Add-On Handy

To clamp tapered or uneven thickness parts in my bench vise, I use a shop-made pivoting jaw. It’s just a small length of handrail glued to a 2×6. As you tighten the vise jaws on your workpiece, the jaw pivots to the taper of the workpiece.

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Brad Holden
Brad Holden, an associate editor at The Family Handyman, has been building cabinets and furniture for 30 years. In that time, he has absorbed so many slivers and ingested so much sawdust that he's practically made of wood.