Andrew Klein's Twin Turbo Vise uses metal gears
March 5, 2021 | 4:29 pm UTC

"What do you do when you're a woodworker wanting a masterpiece workbench but think all available twin-screw vises kinda suck?"

You build your own. Or at least that's what Colorado-based woodworker and inventor Andy Klein did.

Klein's Twin Turbo Vise features metal gears that can operate at two different speeds. Speeds are switched by pushing the vise's handle in and pulling out. The vise can also be placed in neutral, which allows you to move the handle when it's in the way - while maintaining clamping force.

The vise operates quickly, thanks to its gears.

Cork rubber is included with each vise for gripping.

Klein created his first twin screw vise in 2019 and set up a Kickstarter page to help fund more production. He sought $35,000, but ended up receiving more than $161,000.

Klein sells three versions of the vise: A 14-inch for $310, 20-inch for $325, and a 24-inch for $350.

Check out more on his website.

 
 

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Robert Dalheim is an editor at the Woodworking Network. Along with publishing online news articles, he writes feature stories for the FDMC print publication. He can be reached at [email protected]