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View Poll Results: C-Clamp or Pedestal
C-Clamp 7 14.58%
Pedestal 41 85.42%
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:58 PM
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I don't see how it would be too hard to make your own base. Get a piece of iron about 3x5" or maybe a bit larger, nice and heavy, drill a hole in it that will accomodate your vise shank, weld a short collar slightly wider than the shank to the top of the piece of metal, then thread a eyed screw or something similar through the collar for holding the vise shank in place. Then coat it on the underside with rubber et voila. I like my pedestral, even though the XRay machine at the airport usually does not. Solid chunks of metal tend to draw questions. Pull it out of the bag and put it in one of the bins if you carry it on.
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I've had both. I like the pedestal much more.
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To me this is a no brainer. I have both types and find the c clamp a lot less restrictive for one important reason. You cannot alter the height of the vice with the pedestal unlike with the c clamp. Not all tables are the same height. its a lot easier to alter the height of the vice than the length of the table legs. Think on!
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Default Re: C-Clamp or Pedestal

If you are not sure which one you prefer tying on I would go with the pedestal. My reasoning is the new vise costs the same with either option but you can add an after market C-clamp cheaper than a pedestal in most cases.
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That's why I went with the Peak, HEAVY pedestal.
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ive had some issues using c-clamps not fitting on tables while using them traveling tying flies in the hotel room, went with a Peak pedestal and never looked back

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