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Old 03-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Vise stand

Wanted to ask if anyone has ever made a vise stand. I picked up an older Craftsman 4" bench vise a few months ago and after reading some of the posts here decided to dis-assemble, clean and repaint. I now want to mount this vise on it's own stand but wanted to ask what you guys have used for a base to counter the weight of the vise. I already have a 5" vise mounted on my work bench and thought this 4" unit would be the perfect size to make a "portable" work holding unit out of.

Any pics that anyone has would be awesome. thanks!
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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My vise has always been mounted on a simple stand made from a round drop out and square tubing. The drop out (left over when a round hole is cut in a larger plate) is heavy enough to stabilize the vise and can be easily moved. You can see it the attached pic just to the left of center.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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My vice is mounted on a pipe that is welded to a truck rim. I made a little shelf on it but evey thing falls off when you use it. It is nice that can move it out side to use it when I grind,cut or weld something in it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #4
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My air vise is mounted on a 3'x4' plate of steel. Works even better when I throw my 200lb ass on the plate!
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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I used a brake drum from a cab & chassis GM 14 bolt.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
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I built two. The yellow one is filled with sand, and serves a double purpose of storing the wheel weights to my garden tractor. It's made from a post I found at the scrap place. It used to hold a guard rail. I just added the top plate mainly. I may bolt it to the concrete floor of my carport in the new house.

The black one uses the "my 230lbs of ass standing on it" stability trick. It was a happy accident that the diameter of the pipe on the black one exactly matched the base of my green vise, so it just had to add mounting ears versus a plate. Made for a very clean mount I thought.









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Old 03-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #7
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:32 AM   #8
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Here is the neatest stand I ever saw.



I don't know who owns or built it. Bit IIIIIII like it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:07 AM   #9
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I found a pair of wood lathe leg's at the junkyard (cast iron) and bolted a piece of 3/8 plate to it and put one of my vise's on it. Works well and is somewhat portable.

The bench in the pic is what I want to make though.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:31 AM   #10
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If you have a brake shop in your area that works on big trucks or buss's visit them and ask for a scrap brake drum. They are quite heavy and about 20" in diameter. I've used them for bases for stands for lot's of shop equipment. I got all of mine for free but considering the current prices for scrap metal you might have to pay a few $.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:04 AM   #11
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I'm not sure who's this is, but I like the idea of bolting it to an old brake rotor. I'm going to do the same thing for m welding table.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #12
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Mine, the "vicenator". It's a laptop stand they were throwing away out of the ER at the hospital where I work. Rolls around and height adjustable/lockable. ** did have a vise on it for a little while but beating on anything wasn't working out so switched to a grinder.



This is my "beat the hell out of something vise




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Old 04-17-2012, 11:19 AM   #13
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Default Re: Vise stand

I'll try to post a picture later but I simply used a 5 gallon metal can with concrete filled to within 4" of the top. Before pouring the concrete I installed a 4" pipe with a brake rotor welded to each end of it. The bottom rotor sits on the bottom of the can encased in the concrete and my vice is bolted to the top rotor. You could fill the concrete to the top of the can for even more weight but leaving it down by 4" or so gives you a good area for hammer, etc. storage.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #14
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This is mine (6" Record) at my old location. These days it is in my garage, with wooden walls........not quite as stable.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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old, not new bandsaw stand:

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #16
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Mine is simple. A 2 inch receiver tube welded to a plate that bolts to a new/used Ford truck wheel. I filled the bottom side of the wheel with concrete. That gives me a weighted base. My big vise is bolted to a round plate that has a square tube welded perpendicular to it so it slips inside the 2 inch receiver tube. When I want to I roll it outside and grind, wire brush and all the crap is outside. I also have my grinder attached to a plate with a similar square tube so I can change out the vise for the grinder and voila, one base is useable for more than one tool. The future disc sander and belt sander will have similar tube/plate setups so I can use them on the receiver tube base. I'm making one for my portable band saw attached to a bench stand. I don't have pictures available for the stand.

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #17
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Here is the neatest stand I ever saw.



I don't know who owns or built it. Bit IIIIIII like it.
The vise handle is pretty sweet too.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #18
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Here is the neatest stand I ever saw.

I don't know who owns or built it. Bit IIIIIII like it.
Info here:
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It had a brief cameo in the first episode of his new show, too.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:32 AM   #19
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I'm not sure who's this is, but I like the idea of bolting it to an old brake rotor. I'm going to do the same thing for m welding table.
Awesome!
I had been wondering what to do with the brake rotors from my pickup!
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #20
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It had a brief cameo in the first episode of his new show, too.
Hmmm that's not even the same vise on there...
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