Product Reference: BC-GLV
The Glide makes holding your work quick, easy, and pleasurable. The Glide uses a clever combination of components to deliver incredible clamping force with minimal effort.
We've done away with the traditional "tommy bar" handle in place of a massive cast iron hand wheel. T- bar style handles offer one distinct advantage: lots of leverage. Otherwise they can be clumsy, slow, and can interfere with your work and your body. We've engineered the Glide to deliver rock-solid workholding without the need for the big lever of a tommy bar. The massive handwheel allows you to operate the vise with minimal effort. Acting like a flywheel, the handwheel turns the screw and allows you to rapidly adjust the vise with a quick spin. You can open the vise to full capacity (typically 9") in about 4 seconds. Closing it is just as quick and easy. With three knobs oriented at 120 degrees around the wheel's perimeter, there will always be a knob between the 10:00 and 2:00 position. This makes for very convenient operation. Moving a knob from 2:00 to 10:00 (1/3 revolution) moves the chop over 1/8"; more than enough to remove your workpiece. Operating the vise is fun. Giving the handwheel a healthy spin opens the jaw wider and more quickly (use one of the knobs, or grasp the rim itself) and closing the vise from this position with another healthy spin closes the vise rapidly against your workpiece. In most cases, further tightening of the vise is unnecessary. The Glide M features a refined, fully-machined iron handwheel with durable, acrylic-infused Dymondwood knobs. Sporting a more traditional look, the Glide C features a sand-cast iron handwheel with acrylic-infused beech knobs.
A rolled-thread double-lead acme screw is the heart of the Glide. At 4 turns-per-inch, the double lead moves the chop 1/2" per revolution, twice as fast as typical metal vise screws. Roll threading creates a hardened, polished thread for smooth action, and consolidates the molecular structure for durability, unlike screws with cut threads. We turn our nuts from solid billets of steel and tap them to work sweetly with the Glide's screw.
Glide M Fully-machined massive 8" dia. cast-iron hand wheel. Designed, cast and machined in the USA
Dymondwood "Rosewood Cocobolo" knobs
Glide C Massive 8" dia. cast-iron hand wheel. Designed, cast and machined in the USA
Infused beech knobs
Benchcrafted Crisscross mechanism, designed, patterned and cast in the USA
Rolled-thread carbon steel double-lead acme screw with 4 tpi pitch for rapid movement & positive clamping pressure. 1/2" travel per revolution.
One-piece acme nut turned from solid billet of cold-rolled steel
3/8" thick steel flange, black oxide finish
Crubber jaw liner for a tenacious, non-marring grip
Includes everything you need to build the vise, except wood
All components designed and made in the USA
Notice: Cross parts not included! The Glide Leg Vise Bace Hardware must be paired either with a Crisscross Solo or with a Crisscross Retro. See items below!
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BenchCrafted Glide Leg Vice instructions can be found here