Re: C-Clamp or Pedestal
I think the answer for the home work station is pedestal (by a mile). Clamp-type bases severely limit where you can set your vise up at.
For tying on the road, or "tying night" a clamp base might be a better choice as they are much lighter than a pedestal.
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