Early records of this vice appear in the 1650s; the fact that it is still popular today is testament to its usefulness.
The Moxon Vice clamps to any supporting work surface, transforming it into a workbench. On an existing workbench, the Moxon vice raises up a workpiece to a more convenient height. It is especially effective when cutting dovetails or hand sawing tenons.
The Axminster Trade Moxon Vice comes complete with solid beech wood jaws. At 45mm thick and 140mm deep, the jaws guarantee a rock-solid work holding. European made, our Moxon vice features two rolled screw threads 20mm diameter with a 4mm pitch and two 130mm diameter cast iron hand wheels. The mass of the hand wheels and the polished acme screw threads allow the wheels to spin freely, drawing the jaws together effortlessly. A large brass washer behind each hand wheel spreads the load on the front jaw. The 350mm gap between the screw threads allows work on the ends of wider boards. The vice is able to clamp tapered workpieces. Fast and effortless, the Axminster Trade Moxon vice will make your joinery even more pleasurable.
|Jaw Opening||120 mm|
|Jaw Width||430 mm|
30 December 2017
with wood!So I bought this moxon style vice as it was already built unlike the other versions out there which you just get the hardware and you supply the wood. I just wanted to start woodworking and not spend a an age dimensioning the wood for a vice. it arrived exactly as described apart the wheels are not natural and grey but all black, they still spin well and the black paint doesn't affect the grip. The wood is nice and true and only requires a sheet of 'rubberised' cork to be glued to the faces which you can get cheap from your favourite auction site. When I am tired of the awkward clamping of this vice to my bench I could always strip the hardware off this vice and make my own and it would still be cheaper than the competition ...highly recommended