I've been working feverishly behind the scenes these last few weeks. So many ideas and concepts running through my head, and only so much time to make them all. I finally completed a fully working prototype of my Saw Vise, using the same basc hardware as my Moxon Vise. The acme thread really allows a grip that conventional wooden threads can't offer repeatedly.
The beauty of the Saw Vise kit is the ability to adapt the vise to your own particular situation. I like to sharpen standing up, but I dislike bending over. The vise I made clamps up in my face vise, resting on the bench top so that sharpening takes place just below eye level for me, resulting in better results and reduced sharpening time due to less strain on the eyes and back.
My largest backsaw is 16". I made the vise jaws 18" wide, allowing me to sharpen any saw I own with a max of one repositioning. It's a time saver to say the least. The grip strength is unbelievable. The jaws are lined with leather, not only increasing grip, but also eliminating any blade chatter while sharpening.
I will have this prototype available for all to use at my booth at Woodworking In America. Please stop by and check it out! Once I see how it performs under strenuous use, I'll work on having kits available for sale soon. This ones gonna be a game changer!!