The angle grinder is one of those tools that I reach for a couple of times per year to use its cutting wheel instead of a hack saw. A cutting wheel is fast but usually not so pretty. On this weekend I needed my grinder to cut three bolts down to size to be used to bolt my vise to a board.
I wasn't willing to invest the time in a trip to the local hardware store to buy three short bolts so I just cut these off. Now the vise that I use can be placed on the corner of the bench and held firmly in place with one clamp. The mounting board is scrap so there was no cost but time. I use this vise often and as you can see I have given it wooden jaw pads so that it doesn't mess up my work piece. Traditionally there are other styles of vise used on a wood worker's bench but I have found that this one is quite versatile and using this set up it is makes it easy to move out of the way when not needed.
|the traditional bench vise|
Again you put wooden pads on the jaws so not to mark your work.