I've had a $250 Shars 4" (202-0991) vise for about a year now and I'm very happy with it, but they're out of stock at the moment.I'm looking for a good very accurate long lasting 4" or 5" machine vise in the budget range of $300. Does any body have recommended vise's. Thanks Mont
5" is too large for a BF20 style mill, in my opinion anyway. You won't be able to make full use of the capacity of the vise. You might have to mount the vise on the outermost table slot & might not have enough Y travel to make good use of the vise (different if you go flangeless). I have a RF45 style mill with a 9" table & use a 5" Glacern, it's bordeline too big for it.I also wonder if the 5" standard is to large for my g0704.