An Inexpensive Pipe-Clamp Bench Vise

Patricia Bennett


While working on the setup of a new scene shop, our carpentry staff decided that a bench vise would be a useful addition to each carpenter’s work station. The Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director priced various bench vises, all with 6″ jaw widths, and discovered that they ranged from $75.00 to $150.00 each. An inexpensive and temporary alternative needed to be found until additional money became available for standard vises.



The problem was solved by the Shop Foreman, who showed us an inexpensive way to construct a bench vise of pipe clamps. Building the vise shown ...

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