Q & A: What's a Tail Vise?
I am really
to how the tail vise
actually works as I
have only used a
A tail vise’s
is to hold a
board flat on the
bench for planing,
routing, sanding and
so on. The tail vise
pushes a board tightly
against a bench dog so the board can’t swivel or move.
The bench dog fits in a series of holes cut in the top to
accommodate different sizes of boards. Think of your
bench as a big clamp: The bench dog is the fixed end or
head of the clamp, and the dog in the tail vise is the
clamp’s adjustable end. Both the bench dog and the vise
dog are adjustable in height so they won’t stick above
the board and get in your way.