I've thought about this before, but it comes to mind every time one of my t wo bench mounted vises is in the way, or I wish I had more room to use one of them.
Do any of you guys use a vise on a pedestal?
For my uses I would NOT want to bolt it down in one place so I'd have to ma ke it pretty heavy. A few hundred pounds doesn't bother me to much. My conc rete filled pickup wheel pedestal for my bench grinders has been working ou t quite nicely, but it might be a bit light for a vise.
I am also NOT thinking about a post vise, but rather a bench vise bolted to a platform on a pedestal.
Yes, I am thinking about the vise on a hitch mount with a tube under the wo rk bench too. It would work ok on my butcher block work bench, but on the s teel top bench the C-channel supporting the top would make it problematic.