I needed a metal vise detachable for the same reasons. I bolted it to a piece of 3/4" plywood and clamp it to the corner of the bench. It stayed there except for rare occasions. I have done the same with several other tools that are used only periodically. We had a wood vise bolted to the end of our big bench before we had to disassemble it (space issue). Loved having that wood vise there. By the way, I think it's a nice bench. I did hold the bottom shelf back about a foot on one side of ours. It makes it nice to sit in front of the bench on a stool for welding smaller projects, etc. You can do that on the next one.