Paul Peters, of Acer Ferrous Toolworks, has developed additional components for the leg vice wood screw. The garter, which is used to attach the wood screw to the chop (movable jaw) of the vice, is now available. This allows the chop to move in conjunction with the hub of the screw when opening the vice. There is no need to pull the chop open by hand. The garters are 4″ square, and are split in half to allow for installation around the screw. and 1/4″ thick, which will slip into the grove at the base of the screw hub. Four countersunk screw holes, and supplied screws, are all that is needed for installation. The garter can be oriented either square or in a diamond position, as shown.
Garter is available in solid brass.