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Pattern Maker's Woodworking Vise
Highland Item # 168042

Price : $319.99
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Pattern Maker's Woodworking Vise

Copied from the famous Emmert Pattern Maker's vise, this is the most versatile stock control device you've ever imagined. First, of course, it's a large, heavy and powerful cast iron bench vise. The patternmaker vise's unique mounting system makes it far more than that. Unlock a lever and the vise rotates 180° to reveal a pair of carver's jaws just 2" wide, which stand 2-1/8" above the flat jaws to hold small or oddly shaped objects above bench level. Rotate the vise just 90° and you have open vertical clamping for working on legs, panels, and other tall pieces. Loosen another lever, and the entire vise swings upward up to 90°, putting the jaws parallel to the benchtop or at any angle in between. Main jaws are 13-3/4" wide by 5" deep, with a maximum working opening of 13".

In any configuration, a crank on the front jaw can vary its alignment by up to 5° left or right, perfect for holding tapered legs or other stock. A 5-3/4" x 5" cast iron auxiliary jaw that mounts in the right side of the vise tilts 20° up or down, providing another option for holding tapered work. Pairs of spring-loaded dogs face each other across the main jaws; they set up to 2-1/4" high for 3- or 4-point control of virtually any shape. The owner's manual is startlingly clear and thorough, including a precise template for marking and mortising your bench to house the vise.

Vise includes complete mounting and operation instructions and 4 dogs. Weighs 60 lbs.


Additional Information

Pattern Maker's Vise Installation Instructions PDF

Important Notice: Due to scaling in the printing process for the vise's instruction manual, layout lines shown may not be accurate. Always verify paper template lines to the actual dimensions on the vise and double check your measurements before making cuts.

Read Terry Chapman's blog entry about the Pattern Maker's Vise


Pattern Maker's Vise

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Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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