The 7 Best Cross Slide Vises
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in January of 2019. A sturdy cross slide vise proves useful during various machining projects, since it can help you change the position of your workpiece without the hassle of reclamping. It's uniquely designed to move your material both horizontally and vertically, making it easy to cut or shape it in multiple spots with a router or drill. Here we rank them for durability, ease of use, and price. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
April 29, 2019:
When you’re stopping frequently to move your wooden or metal workpiece as you cut it in different places, a cross slide vise can shave hours off your project. Products from two separate century-old toolmakers are featured on our list: The two reliable Palmgren models offer conveniences like dust-collecting ports and ergonomically placed handles for easier operation. The Yost HD CSV-4 is dependable, simple to use, and is thoughtfully designed with adjustability and dovetailed construction.
If you’re in the mood for a more budget-friendly choice, look to the Capri Tools and HFS selections listed here. Note that these both will likely require some prep work out of the box, including cleaning, lubing, and adjusting.
Whichever you decide is right for you, always wear safety glasses and hearing protection when operating machines such as drills and routers.