Bench vice - Aldi

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Bench vice - Aldi

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Post by Steve M » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:48 am

Latest DIY offer from Aldi - a couple of small bench vices. There is one with a clamp for fixing to the side of the bench but I chose the suction version as my painting station has a Perspex top for easy cleaning - suits this version perfectly.
Currently on offer at £5.99

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Post by Tricky Dicky » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:34 pm

I got the suction version sometime back but found out unless you had a glass or equally smooth surface it eventually came off and I was trying to secure it on what I thought was a smooth varnished desk top.

Got the edge clamp version next time round and although it is not the most accurate in the sense of quite a bit of slack in the mechanism it grips well and done everything required of it.

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Post by IanS » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:24 pm

I found exactly the same as TD - the suction didn't suck enough, the edge clamp wasn't as large and had some slack until tightened up.

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Post by Mountain Goat » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:32 pm

Mind you. For the price you can drill holes and screw it to a bench.
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Post by Steve M » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:47 pm

It’s not the Aldi version, but I do have a small vice bolted to my bench in the railway shed, but as I said in post#1, the suction version is perfect for my application as my paint bench has a sheet of Perspex for a top.
Horses for courses, I guess.
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Post by dynax » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:53 pm

I have the edge clamp version, can't fault it, does what i use it for,
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Post by Mike Parkes » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:28 pm

The suction version works well on the wooden table I have tried it on - by the very nature of the device it will not work on a rough surface and the trick is to move the lever roughly half way not all the way

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Post by Mr Bones » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:45 pm

I too have had the the edge clamp version for a number of years and can't fault it. Very handy bit of kit.
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Post by dtb » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:50 pm

I purchased both 1st time around, not managed to get the sucker to stick yet :D
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Post by RAF96 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:05 pm

I’ve got the Lidl version and drilled holes for screws as the suction base was useless.
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