"I haven't bought this vice but have one similar to it. I write this just to point out the confusion caused in some of these reviews regarding cutting channels out of the workbench because of the ''bulge'' underneath and the ''securing arms being cut away on an angle". This is not the case as It's not meant to be screwed down onto the top surface of the workbench, it's meant to be screwed up underneath the front edge of the bench lol how anyone could think otherwise beats me. :)"
"Anyone who has struggled to work on a piece of wood knows there is no substitute for the firm grip of a vice, leaving both your hands free to be accurate and workmanlike. This is an excellent inexpensive tool which took about twenty minutes to install; coach bolts through the bench, which I felt needed wide washers to spread the load from the bolts, and 3/8" wood facings fitted to both jaws to protect the piece being worked on and the tools being used."
"Its a good solid vice and does the job its made for. Be aware that the vice has a bulge underneath and needs a channel cutting into your workbench to accomodate it. The arms with the securing holes do not lay flat on the bench surface making it difficult to secure to the bench. Why these securing arms were cut away on an angle beats me."