We've written before about our general disdain for the sliding leg vise. In short, they offer very little added functionality, besides just plain getting in the way.
But last week customer Julio Alonso sent us pics of his short bench equipped with a sliding leg vise, and we're changing our tune.
Juilo's shop is tiny, and his bench is necessarily short. So it often has to serve double duty. In this case we think a sliding, and more specifically, a removable leg vise makes lots of sense. Need to mount a Moxon vise for dovetailing? No problem. Lift the leg vise off and swap it out with a Moxon.
Here's a short video of Julio's vise.