When I installed my first woodworking vise, the only instructions were a grease-stained diagram without words. Just a crude drawing that was anti-helpful and full of errors.
After installing and helping to install a lot of Benchcrafted hardware on student benches, I can attest that this company has some of the best instructions in the business. They are on par with the outstanding Leigh manuals. I’ve had to learn to use Leigh jigs for tool reviews and they are the finest instructions I’ve ever seen for any device.
The Benchcrafted instructions are clear, concise and accurate. They were written by woodworkers and it shows. If you have ever thought you couldn’t install a Benchcrafted Tail Vise or Glide, check out their free downloadable manuals. Read them through and you’ll be on your way.
I took a break this morning from editing Peter Galbert’s book and finished up the mortise in my vise chop for the Benchcrafted Crisscross. After following the directions, the castings dropped right into place like a rectangular peg in a rectangular hole.
Sweet. Now back to editing Galbert’s book. Almost done! Then it is onto the page-design phase.
— Christopher Schwarz