We have had great success with our wooden Wagon and Shoulder Vise Kits that we launched in 2013. One aspect of these kits is that it requires that the standard wood nut included with the kit be ‘built up” or sandwiched with additional wood. This would then provide you with the proper dimensions needed for a solid wagon vise end cap or a shoulder vise arm. Once you have the proper size wagon end cap or shoulder arm constructed and installed, these vises are fantastic and will provide you with many years of use.
But wouldn’t it be nice if you could just take the wooden nut out of the Lake Erie package, trim it to length and then dovetail or bolt it into place without having to “build up” and create the vise end cap or shoulder arm?
Effective immediately, Lake Erie Toolworks is offering an Extended Wooden Nut option for all of our Wagon and Shoulder Vise Kits currently available today.
This new Extended Nut is properly sized (2-3/4″ thick x 4″ wide x 28″ long) so that you can trim it to the proper length for your wagon or shoulder vise application and then dovetail or bolt it into place and you are ready to go. No need to “build up” or sandwich additional wooden boards onto a smaller wood nut to construct your final vise end cap or arm. The vise hole is even counterbored for you so that your wagon or shoulder vise can screw in closer to the bench top.
Also, adding the Extended Nut option to your Wagon or Shoulder Vise Kit order couldn’t be easier. Simply select the “Extended Nut” option where it lists the “Wood Nut Style” selection on the Wagon or Shoulder vise ordering page. The pricing will automatically re-calculate to display the correct final kit price.
For those of you that don’t mind a little extra work, we will still continue to offer our wagon and shoulder vise kits with our “standard wood nut”. You will just need to build up the nut as previously mentioned to arrive at your final vise end cap or shoulder arm size.
Here are some additional pictures that will give you better details as to what the new Extended Nut looks like.