How to Mount a Bench Vise


A personal workshop provides an area for you to fix and build anything you think you can. A crucial tool in a workshop is a vise. A mounted bench vise will help you clamp items in position so you can drill, cut or work on the item without worrying the item will move. Mounting a bench vise is really easy and will provide you a lifelong, stable area where you can always clamp your work down.

Things You'll Need

  • Drill bit set
  • Drill
  • Bench vise with four bolts and nuts
  • C-clamp
  • Wrench set
  • Safety goggles
  • Remove the four bolts and nuts from the four corners in the base of the vise. Position the vise onto the location you want it on your bench.

  • Clamp the vise down to the bench by setting the top of the C-clamp onto the base of the vise and the bottom of the C-clamp under the table or the bench you are attaching the vise to. Tighten the clamp so the vise will stay in the place you want it.

  • Find the drill bit that is the same size as the bolts that were in the base of the vise. Tighten the proper sized drill bit into the drill. Drill out all four holes through the vise base holes and through the bench you are attaching it to.

  • Place the bolts down through the vise base holes and through the bench. Screw on the nuts and tighten them with the proper sized wrench. Untighten and remove the C-clamp.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear safety goggles.

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