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    Clamp on vise for gunsmithing

    I live in a small apartment and don't have the space for a full work bench.
    Will one of those clamp on type vise be sufficient for minor gunsmith work such as changing the main spring for a 1911 ?
    I would appreciate any suggestion, what to look out for when buying, Thank you.

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    What are you going to clamp the vise to?

    How sturdy/solid is it?

    For light work the clamp on type might work but I'd be more prone to get a proper vise and bolt it to a board and the clamp the board with several clamps to your bench.

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    Lee Valley search vise 2nd pic


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    I got a clamp on one from PA, that I used for a few years. I wouldn't go using it to rebarrel AR's ( broke it that way ) But it would be fine compressing in the mainspring.

    Or holding guns to work on.. Between some wood or rubber mat.

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    thanks guy for your reply.
    I am thinking of getting one of those portable Black & Decker work bench so the Universal Vise that Waterloomike suggested seem like it would fit.
    In any case, no plan to do any heavy duty work, just using a vise as a "third hand" holding the guns while I work on the trigger group, sights .....

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    Popular with guitar makers, cabinetmakers and carvers, this versatile vise is particularly helpful when holding irregular shapes at odd angles.

    The vise swivels 360 on its mounting post and has jaw faces that can pivot independently to grip tapered work as firmly as square stock.

    Mounted in a through hole (minimum 11/16" in diameter), it clamps to any surface up to 5" thick.

    The 4-7/8" wide hardwood jaw faces are lined with tough non-slip urethane.

    Made of cast iron with steel components, the vise weighs just under 30 lb with a maximum opening of 5-7/8".

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