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MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« on: March 01, 2011, 08:19 PM »
Here's how I attach my ZYLISS vise to my MFT.


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I used some baltic birch scraps I had and used biscuits at the intersections both vertical and horizontal. The nuts I made from some aluminum stock I had, the length help get it lined up in the slot. Another plus is I can clamp to the edge of the bench easily.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 03:34 PM »
yes - I'm beginning to understand "you can never have enough clamps" or vices

I took a more simplistic approach. I found it convenient to clamp the vice directly onto the aluminium profiles on the side of the MFT - all I needed was a block of wood the right depth to make the aluminium thicker
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 03:48 PM »
I've a Zyliss garlic press, but that beats all... off to google and ebay-

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 05:16 PM »
I love this thread.  I have a Zyliss Vise that I bought at a woodworking show back around 1990.  Haven't really used it that much, but it might be time to take it out of storage! 

For those who have never seen them, they are really versatile and portable. 

I bet that they would fit well into a SYS3.  [big grin]

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 05:32 PM »
I love this thread.  I have a Zyliss Vise that I bought at a woodworking show back around 1990.  Haven't really used it that much, but it might be time to take it out of storage! 

For those who have never seen them, they are really versatile and portable. 

I bet that they would fit well into a SYS3.  [big grin]

Peter


I've had my Zyliss vise (as well as the garlic press) since the 80s, and like you, I haven't used it in a while.  I tend to think it would fit a Sys2.  Guess I need a trip to the shop to check it out. 

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 06:38 PM »
I considered doing something similar for my Zyliss and the MFT/3.

However, I found a Zyliss clone that has clamps with a larger throat and they fit the rails of the MFT/3 without having to add an extension.

I made some notes and photos in a FOG thread about MFT/3 accessories






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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 07:08 PM »

However, I found a Zyliss clone that has clamps with a larger throat and they fit the rails of the MFT/3 without having to add an extension.


Alan:
What are the clones called, who makes them, where do you get them...so many questions, so little time...
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 07:12 PM »
Yes my vise has the shorter clamps you can see in the photos it does not come close to reaching. I only made the bracket on Monday in response to an off thread comment I another post, and I can't believe how solid it is. I have already made another so I can have opposing clamps. I bought my first one in the 80's and use them all the time. I work on boats so nothing is standard. I think I have room to drill a couple of 20mm holes in them, QWAS was talking about holes off the table for his rail dogs, and it sounds like a good idea.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 07:27 PM »
The clones that I know about are z-vise, vunder vise and grip master. They sell new for a lot of money, but can be had on bay and craigslist for as low as 40 dollars. I think the z-vise is the only one available new. They are all the same and all the parts are the same. My vunder vise came with another full jaw that can hook on the remote table.

Yes they will fit into a sys 2 but you have to remove the handle. The one I Carry in the car was modified by it's previous owner and the end of the shaft was drilled and tapped and a small knob gets screwed on. It makes it faster to move the screw when you need to, an added plus.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 08:01 PM »
I don't know the name of the clone... there are no markings.  But it was a gloat... the store found it in their warehouse and had the complete system sitting on a shelf marked for $25 just to get rid of it.  I was happy to oblige.  The items are interchangeable with my Zyliss brand vise.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 08:27 PM »
I too have one of the Zyliss vises sitting on the shelf. My dad gave it too me back in the 80's. Might be a nice accessorie for the MFT/3.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 10:59 PM »
What a great thread.  I too bought one of these and really hadn't used it that much.  I guess that will change. 
Thanks for the idea.

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 11:07 PM »
You're welcome. I really love all ideas that are shared in this forum site . It is very inspiring.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 12:06 AM »
I don't know the name of the clone... there are no markings.  But it was a gloat... the store found it in their warehouse and had the complete system sitting on a shelf marked for $25 just to get rid of it.  I was happy to oblige.  The items are interchangeable with my Zyliss brand vise.

Thanks. I will find one somewhere...
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2011, 07:20 AM »
Zyliss Vise
For those who have never seen them, they are really versatile and portable. 

hi
the next generation might be "z-vise" zyliss ; but there are only kitchen tools on the zyliss's website
a another vise exist (more versatile ?)  : swissrex ; here's a demonstration video :


and the website in switzerland (manufacturer ?) : link
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2011, 08:56 AM »
Like it! Never seen it before!   thought nothing of it but the more I watched in the video to more impressed I was with the system.   Wonder if they sell it in the UK so I could have a close up look for my self.


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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2011, 12:59 PM »
I like a lot of the features or the  Swissrex vise but it sure is not as pleasing to look at as the Zyliss vise. I am going to keep my open for one.

This whole project has also inspired me to build a drawer to store the vise and other things in. I just glued it up this morning. I'll photograph it later on this afternoon and post it this evening.
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 01:30 PM »
I love this thread.  I have a Zyliss Vise that I bought at a woodworking show back around 1990.  Haven't really used it that much, but it might be time to take it out of storage! 

Peter

My father and father-in-law both bought Zyliss vises at the same woodworking show in the mid-980's. For a time, I used to exhibit at woodworking shows, and became acquainted with Jose, the Zyliss vise pitchman back then. I told him that both my father and father-in-law had purchased a Zyliss vise, but neither had ever used it.

He said "My job is to sell em, not get people to use 'em!"

I suspect that there are LOTS of Zyliss vises in unopened boxes - Jose was a VERY good salesman!

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2011, 01:35 PM »
Good video.  The SwissRex vice looks pretty versitile.  At 3:30, it was looking like a patternmaker's vise.

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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2011, 03:06 PM »

My father and father-in-law both bought Zyliss vises at the same woodworking show in the mid-980's. For a time, I used to exhibit at woodworking shows, and became acquainted with Jose, the Zyliss vise pitchman back then. I told him that both my father and father-in-law had purchased a Zyliss vise, but neither had ever used it.

He said "My job is to sell em, not get people to use 'em!"

I suspect that there are LOTS of Zyliss vises in unopened boxes - Jose was a VERY good salesman!

Jim Ray


Boy, do I remember Jose.  And he WAS very good, not to mention convincing. 

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2011, 05:49 PM »
Yes, Jose sold me mine too.  I imagine that he made the woodworking show tour longer to the Washington, DC area than here in Richmond.  I think that the shows stopped about 1989 here.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2011, 07:06 PM »




here is the box for the drawers to hold the vise and other things. I'll post the drawers when I get them made. What I am sharing now is the way the box is hung. An aluminum angle trimmed down and mounted on the back of the box and dead bolts engage the inner track on the front. To remove the box takes about 30 seconds and if the top of the box is in the way of inserting a clamp it can easily be slid to the side or removed.
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2011, 09:37 PM »
Sorry for the double post, but here is an update on this project. The photos are of the top drawer and what I will probably keep in it. I really find the wing for clamping the vise handy for many things but if I was to make it over again, I would make the top surface a 1/2 an inch wider, so that the handle would swing freely without hitting the table.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2011, 11:25 PM »
www.myhomeworkshop.com    These folks call it the  Z-Vise, as Boatman stated.  Less expensive than the Zyliss vise.  [smile]

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2011, 09:00 AM »
Yes, Jose sold me mine too.  I imagine that he made the woodworking show tour longer to the Washington, DC area than here in Richmond.  I think that the shows stopped about 1989 here.

Peter

Just a note on the Woodworking Shows, Peter - they're moving from the Expo Center in Chantilly to a venue in Fredericksburg next year, which should make the run easier for you. 

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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2011, 08:18 PM »
This mount can be used for other types of vises also.


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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2016, 05:12 PM »
I found my Zyliss Vice last month, and decided I wanted to use the vice I have had since the last century. I had read this thread so had some idea of how to attach it to the MFT3. Well I needed a vice today so I got the Zyliss out.

Took a piece of plywood and clamped the plywood to the MFT3. Attached the Zyliss to the plywood and hung it over the side of the MFT3. It had to hang out far enough so that I could tighten the 2 bench clamps. I turned the 2 bench clamps over so the screws were on top of the plywood. It was easy to tighten the bench clamps and the plywood did not have to hang over as much. Placed the vice at the end of the plywood and the plywood at the end of the MFT3 so the handle could be turned all of the way around.

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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2016, 01:14 PM »
I my Zyliss at the Eastern Stats show in springfield many moons ago. Probably got it from Jose long before i was introduced to Festoy.  Once I got my first MFT, the Zyliss sort of disappeared into some dark corner of my shop.  Recently, I did a project that required a lot of work with rasps and I dug it out.  I could set pieces at all kinds of crazy angles to do the filing.  I now have it on a very prominent shelf and use it often where it can be handier than clampig to the MFT.  I recently did a couple of knife handle scales for both my son and daughter.  It was handy for that project as well.

I tried to take pics of the operation, but the batteries were dead.  By time the bats were charged, the scales were already glued.  I will be doing another set sometime before next Christmas and will try to do better with the reporting.
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« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2016, 04:47 PM »
I my Zyliss at the Eastern Stats show in springfield many moons ago. Probably got it from Jose long before i was introduced to Festoy.  Once I got my first MFT, the Zyliss sort of disappeared into some dark corner of my shop.  Recently, I did a project that required a lot of work with rasps and I dug it out.  I could set pieces at all kinds of crazy angles to do the filing.  I now have it on a very prominent shelf and use it often where it can be handier than clampig to the MFT.  I recently did a couple of knife handle scales for both my son and daughter.  It was handy for that project as well.

I tried to take pics of the operation, but the batteries were dead.  By time the bats were charged, the scales were already glued.  I will be doing another set sometime before next Christmas and will try to do better with the reporting.
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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2016, 01:16 PM »
@Holmz I was able to clamp mine to an edge of my MFT/3. It takes some careful fiddling to clamp there, but workable.

The best method was to clamp a scrap of 2x to the MFT or one of my other benches and clamp the Zyless to that.  I can then move the clamp or the material to the best position for working.
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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2016, 01:18 PM »
Thanks @Tinker - I'll take a look on the weekend.

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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2016, 10:17 AM »
Another MFT and Zyliss vice.
The Zyliss vice is genius and incredibly versatile.

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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2016, 06:22 AM »
@Woodwork Wizard  I like your setup, especially your table.  Unfortunately, when i enlarge, I get only a black hole.  Don't know if from my end or from FOG end.

I have not measured, but in mounting my Zyliss to my MFT/3, the clamps are opened to max and if doing a lot of filing or cutting, the clamps will come lose in time. Your table leaves plenty of room to take full advantage of the Zyliss clamps and they should never come lose from the vibrations of whatever work you are doing.
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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2016, 08:06 AM »
The Zyliss vice is very versatile, especially with the additional extras available for it, it's portable and can be set up anywhere. It's the Swiss army knife of vices. On my 8'x4' bench it can hold pieces about 7' long when used upside down. I've not had a problem with it working its way loose when in use, though I wouldn't say it is for really heavy duty work. Makes a good prop for holding things up when attached to a batten too.

These two YouTube videos show most of its versatility, though this is an exact copy of the original Swedish made Zyliss Profi-King, but all components are interchangeable between them.


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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2016, 09:33 AM »
   Thanks for the Video links !

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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2016, 09:43 AM »
I have had my Zyllis for a loooong time.  If this thread inspires anyone I would suggest that people check out craigslist and eBay.  Lots of them out there for sale at far less than what I paid back in '86 or so.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2016, 06:04 PM »
A quick aside:

I recently received a Vunder Vise from eBay that I got for a decent price.  I thought it looked identical from the pics (and thought the claim it was unused since purchased in 1982 was hopeful) but now I see the dreaded “made in Taiwan” stamped into it. 

Anyone know if this knockoff is going to give me more of a headache than not?  I was trying to sneak past the prices of the zyliss vises currently on eBay, but alas, now I am afraid this is just going to be a disappointment... but I am eager to set it up on my mft/3 along the lines of what I have seen here.

Thanks in advance for the thoughts.

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« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2016, 08:20 PM »
Check your PM. I think you will like it. As I said in the PM the fit and finish is not at the same level as the Zyliss but the Vunder vise travels with me when I'm not working in the shop.
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« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2016, 06:45 AM »
i had my Zyliss tucked away for a few years as well.  Recently, i was making handle scales for a couple of knives I was gong to give to my son and daughter for Christmas presents.  Clamping those scales to my MFT or iether of my two vices on other benches just was not working.  I found that old Zyliss, dragged it out and was able to clamp to the end of my MFT/3. It worked like a charm, but kept coming lose.  I found it would hold with a wedge in the upper trougth (the 45º).  It worked even better with clamping to a piece of 2X which in turn was camped to one of my more stable work benches. It worked so well I now have my zyliss on an open shelf very handy to just grab, clamp almost anywhere and saw, file and any number of uses.  The one thing i do not do with that vice is t hammer on it.  I have no idea how hard a blow it can take before breaking.  I do not want to find out.
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« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2016, 05:13 PM »
If I were to get a zyliss off ebay, which one/model should I look for?  It looks like there are several different ones, and its hard to figure out from the pics what the exact differences are.
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« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2016, 05:38 PM »
the Zyliss Profit was the high end model sold at the woodworking shows.  most popular and probably lowest price.  Look for those who don't know hat they have.  You will find many uses for it.

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« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2016, 06:25 PM »
Thanks Peter.

the Zyliss Profit was the high end model sold at the woodworking shows.  most popular and probably lowest price.  Look for those who don't know hat they have.  You will find many uses for it.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2016, 05:04 AM »
The Zyliss is the original Swiss made vice and I think is about 70 years old. The "Profi-King" is the model I have but I have no idea if Zyliss made any others. If you see one going cheap on eBay go for it. Very versatile and portable.


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« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2019, 12:47 PM »
Hi Boatman,

Your pics are no longer showing -- can you repost or send to me?  Curious on zyliss attachment and then the drawer you said you made.  Thanks!

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« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2019, 04:51 AM »
Hi Boatman,

Your pics are no longer showing -- can you repost or send to me?  Curious on zyliss attachment and then the drawer you said you made.  Thanks!

@Boatman hasn't been active here since 2016, but I did have the images from the first post saved so have re-attached them below. There was a catastrophic failure of the software used to host the forum some time ago and many images were lost.

Bear in mind that's an MFT 1080 and not an MFT/3, but I'm sure it will give you some ideas.










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« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2019, 12:13 PM »
Thanks Garry for reposting those. The pics were on Photobucket and I haven’t used that in a while. Thanks to the software emailing me about the post I’m back if there are are any questions.
I kind of lost interest in the FOG as Festool upgraded the line to newer tools and made mine obsolete.
Jim
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2019, 01:11 PM »
Welcome back Jim!

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2019, 01:27 PM »
Thanks Gary for reposting those. The pics were on Photobucket and I haven’t used that in a while. Thanks to the software emailing me about the post I’m back if there are are any questions.
I kind of lost interest in the FOG as Festool upgraded the line to newer tools and made mine obsolete.
Jim

They still work just like they did back in the day. I have a FESTO AT65 that still works great, and requires less guide rail length to make the cut too.

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« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2019, 01:34 PM »
Thanks for the welcome, Garry.
Yes, Michael mine still work as they should. Which is why I never needed to upgrade. So any thing I might do, like the table extension on this thread seemed less relevant as this extrusion was discontinued just a couple of months after I bought it.
As a boatbuilder most of my work is done with hand tools and I just spent more and more time on hand tool forums.
I’ll stick around though and see if I’m any use.
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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2019, 04:28 PM »
I have had my Zyllis for a loooong time.  If this thread inspires anyone I would suggest that people check out craigslist and eBay.  Lots of them out there for sale at far less than what I paid back in '86 or so.

Peter

Found this old thread - I had been looking for one and found that they weren't available in the US - looked on eBay and found a new one in the box for $100, can't wait to get it. I do so much on the MFT/3 that I wish I could clamp on better - this affords a good solution, I think.

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2019, 04:33 PM »
Hi Boatman,

Your pics are no longer showing -- can you repost or send to me?  Curious on zyliss attachment and then the drawer you said you made.  Thanks!

@Boatman hasn't been active here since 2016, but I did have the images from the first post saved so have re-attached them below. There was a catastrophic failure of the software used to host the forum some time ago and many images were lost.

Bear in mind that's an MFT 1080 and not an MFT/3, but I'm sure it will give you some ideas.

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Posted above also, but these pics are really helpful. I had been trying to sort out a vice solution for the MFT/3, which is my main work bench. This is a good idea -

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« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2019, 06:18 PM »
I actually was looking for a second set the other week and the deals on ebay from those who don't know are pretty low.

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« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2019, 08:36 PM »
Horse trade  for a #3 or #4 stanley hand plane......or....?

A little dusty but still functional. 

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Re: MFT and ZYLISS Vise
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2019, 05:02 PM »
I have one, possibly two of these somewhere. In honesty I’ve never used them that much but, I didn’t have MFT’s and mobile set ups like I have now, when I bought them. I also have plenty of bench vices.
I can see they would be a handy edition with the MFT’s etc though.