Tool Test: Philadelphia Furniture Workshop Moxon Vise
While Moxon-style twin-screw vises seem to be breeding like rabbits these days (see our November 2011 issue, #193 and our December 2010 issue, #187), this version, developed by Alan Turner and Mario Rodriguez at Philadelphia Furniture Workshop (and available through Tools for Working Wood) has some interesting features.
Perhaps most useful (for those who prefer to build furniture rather than shop fixtures) is that for just $30 more than the cost of the Benchcrafted twin-screw vise hardware alone, this vise arrives ready to use.
The screw handles on this version are also worth noting; they’re adjustable. After you’ve tightened the front jaw, the handles are easily moved out of your way.