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Old 05-05-2017, 09:22 PM   #16
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Re: How can I mount a bench vise onto a tool chest?


There is no metal top. The wooden top is attached to the bent over flanges of the front, back and ends panels.
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When I designed one of my first workbenches, I had an excess of wood nuts laying around that I had hung onto after removing them from some office furniture. These worked out extremely well and kept the bench surface flush when I wasn't using a particular tool. I had it set up for a miter saw, a vice, back and side fences for clamping against, and several other things. Technically these could be installed from the top on the toolbox you're looking at, but I'd be concerned about the material thickness and splitting (my bench was top and bottom laminated particle board at 1 1/8" total thickness). As an alternative you could use T nuts if you find out the bottom of the bench is easily accessible.

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Here's a good example of a wood nut insert that would sit flush, and works well in solid wood or particle board. httpsw.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/fasteners-fastener-accessories/nuts/miscellaneous-nuts/5-16-18-hex-drive-wood-inserts-1-pcs/p-1444440135962.htm

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And here's an example of a T nut that you'd drill all the way through the wood and the mount from the bottom. I usually use #4 screws instead of brads to hold this type in place. If you felt like recessing them, you could also mount these from the top down. Either of the methods I've mentioned seems like they would be more future proof than using carriage bolts if you decided you wanted to quickly remove it.

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There is a clamp/vise that basically involves one bolt hole in your table top.... which you recess such that the table top is flat when not in use.

The vice/clamp has a slot in it's foot that accepts the bolt when pulled up, and a screw clamp to securly clamp a workpiece to the table top.

You could then just mount whatever tool (/real vise/grinder etc) you want to a piece of ply, and easily change out applications.

I have one, but not my camera now, and don't really know what to call the screw/clamp/vise to google it.

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