I wouldn't worry to much about where to place them just drill a few more holes and put it where it works best if one gets in the way.
What your going to find out real fast is working one with the handle is a major PITA and you'll get big blisters every time. plus it'll wear your arm out.
I'm as FRUGAL as anyone can be, most likely more so, so when I tell you to buy the stand buy it its the best thing you can get for those because you use your foot to apply pressure. you'll get 10 times more pressure out of it so you can work thicker metal all day long. by hand you got about 5 min before you need a break. Its the best thing I ever bought from HF and at a cost of 100.00 I couldn't build one better or cheaper.
Last edited by deadbodyman; 07-04-2016 at 08:09 AM.