Best space-saving vise?
Q Like so many younger guys my age, I currently live in an apartment and will probably continue to do so for several more years. As a budding gunsmith hobbyist, setting up a shop or work area in my apartment is a major challenge. What is the smallest vise for practical general use would you recommend?
A In my experience the smallest vise which is practical for general use is one that has a vise jaw width of at least 3 1/2 inches. Anything smaller is too light and small for most gun work. A small vise can be helpful when working on small parts but that's about it. You can really get into trouble when you start trying to hold a stock or fully assembled rifle in a small vise.