What's the best Woodworking Vise ? | How to install it

What's the best Woodworking Vise ? | How to install it

What is the best Woodworking Vise? Rob Coasman talks about the different woodworking vises, tels you which one is the best vise, and shows you how to install it.
If you like our content please LIKE us, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel, and RING THE BELL to be notified whenever we release a new video.
***Watch the end of the video (Time 21:09) for the discount code****

* SUBSCRIBE TO ROB”S MONTHLY WOODWORKING TIPS NEWSLETTER – https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/WfTu6kP/Robsnewsletter


* SUBSCRIBE TO ROB’S ONLINE WORKSHOP – https://robcosman.com/pages/rob-s-online-workshops

* LIVE YOUTUBE WORSHOPS – Every other saturday at 6:00pm Eastern Time

* QUESTIONS — Have a question about the Tools, Techniques, or Anything Else you saw in this video? Post your question in the comments section of this video!

* VISIT OUR STORE – To learn more or purchase any of the tools you saw Rob use in this video, please visit our retail store at https://www.robcosman.com

* LEARN ABOUT ROB’S PURPLE HEART PROJECT: https://robcosman.com/pages/php-what-is-php

* DONATE TO THE PURPLE HEART PROJECT: https://robcosman.com/products/how-to-help


FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/robcosman/
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/robcosman_handtoolwoodworking/


  1. Bob D. on February 7, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    Ordered this vise 5 months back and it finally arrived a three weeks ago. Haven’t installed it yet as I am still thinking about building a new bench or adding this to my existing bench.

  2. RobCosman.com on February 7, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Check out Rob’s Best Workbench Video here: https://youtu.be/O0kN1URBUUQ

  3. James Smith on February 7, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    I made a new leg vise from an old leg vise wooden screw that has almost 2ft jaw opening n started using it more then my end vise. I lined both jaw sets with cork board! Not only does it keep from marking up your stock but the little bit of give let’s it "wrap" around small and odd shaped pieces with UNBELIEVABLE grip! It lets me clamp the crap outta stuff without using a lot of actual pressure on my wooden screw. It’s probably my best shop secret!

  4. Glen Ziga on February 7, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    I watched the video on the tail vice from Jay Bates. It is awesome to see things from other channels I watch here. I have designed my own workbenches trying to see what will work for me. Seeing your bench you came up with I believe would be a good start to see what will work without spending much at first. Always enjoy the information you create here.

  5. Hassan Al-Mosawi on February 7, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing those tips and the make!

  6. J.D. on February 7, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Damn looks like a great vise for beginner. Just saw hope discount appears again. Cut to convince wife it’s a great investment. Keeps me home. Lol

  7. David Thompson on February 7, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    So you are in charge of vise. Just kidding.

  8. Exo 594 on February 7, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    The Moxon is just a tiny, mobile version of a Twin-Screw vice, which is wider, deeper, uses heftier threads, and hangs on. They’re *semi*-rack resistant and can absorb some angling in a piece because the two screws move separately. I often do use an anti-rack block on an opposite corner or edge if things are getting squirreley. I’ve had one attached to my bench for about a year now and have gotten used to its quirks. It’s a great vice in terms of strength, holds things very strongly if they’re square on a few faces, and they can be home-made for relatively cheap.

    It may not be a lot of "fun" to spin 3/4" standard thread rods through a few inches of travel, but they get the job done.

  9. Mike Edie on February 7, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Where is this code? Is this from your store?

  10. NEUTRAL OBSERVER on February 7, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    What about corrosion ? Garages tend to be unheated.

  11. Maria G DES JARDIN on February 7, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Although I can’t be 100% certain, it really looks like the MDF itself serves as the inner jaw here. Not a big deal? I just built my first bench a few months ago, of a different design, but also with MDF top, and was concerned that work pieces constantly clamped against the MDF would nibble it away fairly soon. Due to a combination of limited experience/equipment and some design specifics, I went to a lot of trouble putting in red oak along that edge. The bench and vise are working well for me, but I wonder if I wasted a lot of hours unnecessarily. Thanks for the video, pretty informative even though it doesn’t directly apply to me at this time.

  12. needful things on February 7, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Sjoberg? SJÖBERGS!

  13. andrew heggem on February 7, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    How about the sloppy knuckle on your, "Premium" $500 shoulder vise. That thing wants to moon walk off my bench like Michael Jackson.

  14. Steve August on February 7, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Hey Rob thanks for another great video! If you haven’t already checked it out, the twin turbo vise by Andy Klein is a fantastic tool.

  15. Rj Davis on February 7, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    You guys are the best!!

  16. darren wolfe on February 7, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    I use my Sjoberg vise daily and it is perfect. 3 years later and still no racking! Great video!

  17. Lewis Way on February 7, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    I think I will install mine to my new workbench this coming week. Thanks for the tips on installing one.

  18. Bill Duncan on February 7, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    I made a version of your great MDF bench, with this as the end vice and just noticed the dog hole you put in the side. I think that’s a great idea and can think of ways to use it but am interested in how you use it?

  19. Thippe Swamy on February 7, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Very informative

  20. R AD on February 7, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    No quick release?

  21. theeddorian on February 7, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Is there some specific reason that your wagon vise has such a long potential travel? I have a bench with two – one on each side. They each have a travel of just the distance of the spacing between two dog holes. I’ve been able to seize any length I needed with one of these. The shorter travel also leaves more stable work area on the bench. Thanks for the discussion.

  22. Julien Paquette on February 7, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    It’s a shame that the shipping costs to France are so high . It is really the kind I need

  23. Stevo Bear on February 7, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Excellent, thanks.

  24. Paul Weston on February 7, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Is 6:25 and 20:35 the same vice?

  25. Vinnie Blaar on February 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Rob, is there a specific reason why you are using the Sjöbergs AV15 instead of the ‘Elite’ vise? The difference in weight is nearly double… The Elite version is heavier.

  26. Kent Boys on February 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    This is an extremely helpful video. Watched you install the vice in the workbench video, but this video actually shows each and every step. Showing how to cut the wood for the vice and making it fit is something I would like to see. Excellent video thanks as always for sharing your expertise!

  27. Van Shank Guitars on February 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    For my uses, the Roxon style vise works as it has enough slop in it to adjust for the taper on guitar necks.

  28. dfhepner on February 7, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Is there a link to order the vice?

  29. ᚺᚣᚳꓦᛜᚱ on February 7, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    You Americans and Englishmen should make your life easier, and start using the metric system. 10 millimeter is one centimeter, 100 centimeters is one meter. It actually makes sense compared to what you are using 😜😁 you can thank me later 😉

  30. Duke Engine on February 7, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    I have built myself a Scandinavian vice like yours, a bit naif and simple made. But I would like to rebuild it properly. Could you please let me know the width of the jaw and the depth or thickness of the piece you can hold in it? Thank you

  31. Rocketninja200 on February 7, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Tip: If you line your vise jaws with leather cut the pieces oversized and glue them on using the vise to clamp them. Once the glue dries you can shave the excess leather off with a planer for a perfect fit.

  32. The Worcestershire Cabinet Maker on February 7, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Great video. Is the code here? I can’t see it Rob.

  33. Leo Weisman on February 7, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I built the Taige Frid workbench that was in Fine Woodworking 30 years ago. Love it. But would never build that tail vice again. I didn’t understand it until I was almost done building it.

  34. Danny on February 7, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Finally, Rob reveals all his vices. Well, apart from M’A’S’H’ trivia and ice hockey.

  35. John Bies on February 7, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Will you please sell me the plans for building your workbench ? Thank you. John Bies , US ARMY Retired.

  36. Dark Forest Furniture on February 7, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you!💜

  37. Felipe Huibonhoa on February 7, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Rob! Did you ever try the benchcrafted vise? Any comments on it?

  38. whoopdiddy on February 7, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    I love my HNT Gorden

  39. I I on February 7, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Well designed vice. I went with the 20" twin turbo vice from Andy Klein. I going to mount it on my Cosman bench. I made my bench 24" wide.

  40. Dan The Chippie on February 7, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    What are your thoughts on the Lie_Nielsen vice that clamps on top of the bench

  41. Derek Dean on February 7, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Good question. Or maybe, dumb question. What about the micojig system. Where they run a router with a dovetail bit right down the side of the table and then latch boards down with those micojig match fit clamps.

    It’s not exactly a Vice. But it’s not, not a Vice either.

  42. Ammed Ismail on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Nice piece of Pink Ivory, where did ya get that???🤔 I like the Shoulder Vise.

  43. David Pisarski on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Rob your content never disappoints. I’m putting together your shoulder vice on my bench and it is a piece of art!

  44. michaelm077 on February 7, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you for your very informative videos and God Bless you for what you do for the brave service members who keep our nation’s great.

  45. Domenic2552 on February 7, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Really wish you would make a video on how to build the Scandinavian shoulder vice

  46. crzyworm623 on February 7, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I was in need of a bench vise since building my workbench almost 2 years ago, I originally ordered a Rockler branded one but it never showed up, and their customer service was so bad, I wasn’t going to order from them again. After watching this, I splurged on the one you recommended and with your sale price, even with the 40$ shipping to US (that I know you can’t do anything about) your price was right on with all other online vendors. But one big thing here, is you showed you had them in stock, where as every other vendor had no estimated date as they were drop shipping. Anyway a hour or so after placing my order, I couldn’t believe that the missed call I had was you leaving a nice voicemail thanking me for my order and letting me know it was shipping out the following day. Thank you.

  47. jim Robinson on February 7, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    I can attest to the ease of use and adjustments, when I was there for the August PHP class (as a civilian ) their was a bench that needed to be adjusted. It took longer to get the wrenches than to tighten the bolt and get back to cutting dovetails. The vise is worth the investment !

  48. Glenn Burch on February 7, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Was a bit surprised you did not mention Andy Klein’s Twin Turbo Vise. Was interested in your opinion of it. Enjoyed this post Rob, TY and TY for what u do for all of the veterans as I am one myself.

  49. TIm on February 7, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Rob, I didn’t see the discount in the description.

  50. G M on February 7, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Glad you mentioned Frank Klausz. I met him at a Woodworking Show about 20 years ago. He convinced me to cut dovetails pins first after I had been cutting tails first for nearly 20 years. So far, your videos haven’t been able to convince me to go back.