A cast-iron vise is a staple in any workshop, but if your shop lacks a good bench-mounted vise one can be installed without much fuss. In this article Fine Woodworking editor Tom Begnal offers tips and planning advice for installing a cast-iron vise in a variety of shop configurations. He explains the best places to locate the vise on your bench and demonstrates how to add a wood face to the cast-iron jaws to protect the workpieces.

From Fine Woodworking #158