Vise Jaw Liners with a Little ‘Give’

Scrap pieces of composite decking boards make ideal jaw liners for a woodworking vise. Compared with a wood liner, the rubbery surface has more give and grip.

The Family Handyman

Scrap pieces of composite decking boards make ideal jaw liners for a woodworking vise. Compared with a wood liner, the rubbery surface has more give and grip. That makes composite liners good for holding cylindrical or oddly shaped workpieces. And when you release the clamp, the composite liner returns to its original flatness. Thanks to furniture maker John Larson for sharing this tip.

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