A More Virtuous ViseTypical wagon vises have the nut attached to the bench, necessitating the screw to protrude past the end of the bench when the vise is opened, causing both a nuisance and a potential hazard, plus sloppy action when the vise is opened. The Benchcrafted Tail Vise is different in that the screw is attached to the bench, while the nut traverses the stationary screw. The dog block is positioned alongside the screw to allow the full length of the screw to be utilized.
Beautiful old-school workbench. Swedish company Sjöbergs adds slightly-modernizing updates, like steel-cored, rubber-wrapped bench dogs (with half-round tops to accommodate angled workpieces), cork jaw protectors for the vise's clamping surface, and precision steel hardware for the vise's guts.