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Benchcrafted Glide M Crisscross Leg Vise
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Benchcrafted Glide Leg Vise

Price : Starting at $369.00

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Benchcrafted Glide Leg Vise

The Benchcrafted Glide Leg Vise streamlines the joinery process, particularly when working on the edges and ends of boards, thus making your work quick, easy and pleasurable.

A leg vise has several advantages over conventional cast iron vises. Because a leg vise does not need the pair of guide rods required on a Record-style vise, it's possible to clamp a workpiece right up against the screw and thus virtually eliminate racking. Leg vises allow about 9" of workable depth, more than twice that typical of iron face vises, plus the mechanical advantage inherent in a leg vise's geometry provides a more powerful overall grip.

Crisscross Mechanism

Benchcrafted's Crisscross mechanism makes operation of the Glide Vise even sweeter. The scissor action of the "St. Peter's Cross" eliminates the need for a traditional leg vise's parallel guide and adjustment pin, and instead takes advantage of the mass and free spinning action of the hand wheel to provide smooth and unencumbered movement over the vise's entire range.

The Glide Leg Vise is available with two versions of the Crisscross, the Solo and the Retro. Both versions work the same, the difference being in the hardware provided for attaching the crisscross mechanism between the leg and the movable wooden jaw (also known as the "chop"). Basically, the Retro version includes attachment brackets that allow the Crisscross mechanism to be installed more easily.

Which Crisscross should you choose? — If you can put your bench leg on a drill press to drill the mounting hole, get the Solo. If not, get the Retro.


Benchcrafted offers two options for the handwheel of the Glide Leg Vise. Both are completely designed and manufactured in the USA.

  • Machined — This 8" handwheel is fully machined and features three acrylic-infused American black cherry knobs.
  • Cast — This 8" handwheel has a retro rough-cast look and and features Beech knobs.

Additional Information

Benchcrafted Glide M or Glide C Vise Installation Instructions.

Installation Instructions for the previous Benchcrafted Glide Vise.

Notice to residents of California: Please read our Proposition 65 warning.

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