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    04-24-2018, 6:38 AM
    brian zawatsky replied to a thread Saw Sets in Neanderthal Haven
    I don’t like the ergonomics of the Somax/Eclipse sets. I had a Somax and sold it. I much prefer the Stanley 42x because the pistol grip handle &...
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    I mounted mine using the collar mechanism as a template (some assembly required).

    Once reassembled, I used my sawbench to support the main screw and advanced the screw to get height close. Once you get a top screw in, the rest is easy. I used a strap to keep things off my toes.

    The hardest part was flipping the top over.

    I mounted mine "free" not inset.
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    I've got a similar Patternmaker's vise from Emmert.

    It was a PITA to mount, and I don't regret it.
    Because the vise rotates to an elevated position, it has become my preference for dovetails, short rip cuts and just getting things high enough to see.

    The underside of my benchtop is an undeniable mess - and what of it?

    I used a circular saw to score out material and the biggest gouge I own to clear debris.

    The only advise I can give is to avoid placing it where you must squeeze by into your shop.

    The previous owner used it for decades, and you will too...
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Hand tool woodworking, turning, hand saw restoration, live music, pro hockey. Love the outdoors.
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