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  1. Irwin Record 1ton-e Workshop Vice 100mm (4in)
    Irwin Record 1ton-e Workshop Vice 100mm (4in)
    Rating:
    87 %

    List Price: £73.21

    Our Price: £39.44

    Inc VAT: £47.33

    SKU: PTDREC1TONE

    The IRWIN Record 1ton-e Workshop Vice is a compact heavy-duty workshop vice suitable for use by both the amateur and professional craftsman. The body... Learn More
  2. Faithfull Plastic Vice Grips Range
    Faithfull Plastic Vice Grips Range
    Rating:
    95 %

    Prices From: £6.51

    Inc VAT: £7.81

    SKU: PTDGRPFAIFVJ3

    Supplied in pairs, these plastic faced vice jaw grips are designed to fit Faithfull Mechanics Bench vices and similar vices from other leading brands.... Learn More
  3. STANLEY Multi-Angle Hobby Vice 75mm (3in)
    STANLEY Multi-Angle Hobby Vice 75mm (3in)

    List Price: £31.04

    Our Price: £16.42

    Inc VAT: £19.70

    SKU: PTDSTA183069

    The Stanley multi-angle hobby vice features a patented ball joint which allows you to rotate your project a full 360 and lock it at any angle. Multiple... Learn More
  4. Irwin Record V175B Woodcraft Vice 175mm (7in) Boxed
    Irwin Record V175B Woodcraft Vice 175mm (7in) Boxed

    List Price: £50.29

    Our Price: £27.09

    Inc VAT: £32.51

    SKU: PTDRECV175B

    Record Irwin V175B Woodcraft Vice is designed for the user who requires a more robust vice which is permanently fixed. The main screw has a rolled... Learn More
  5. Faithfull Woodcraft Vice 150mm (6in) - Clamp Mount
    Faithfull Woodcraft Vice 150mm (6in) - Clamp Mount
    Rating:
    80 %

    List Price: £57.67

    Our Price: £24.01

    Inc VAT: £28.81

    SKU: PTDFAIV34

    The Faithfull useful lightweight vice for the home handyman, yet robust enough for the more serious woodworker. The body and sliding jaws are equipped... Learn More
  6. STANLEY MaxSteel Light-Duty Vice 100mm (4in)
    STANLEY MaxSteel Light-Duty Vice 100mm (4in)

    List Price: £39.96

    Our Price: £21.13

    Inc VAT: £25.36

    SKU: PTDSTA183065

    The Stanley MaxSteel Light-Duty Vice is made with durable cast iron construction for strength. The roll-formed screw threads ensure smooth operation... Learn More
  7. Faithfull Mechanics Vice Range
    Faithfull Mechanics Vice Range
    Rating:
    93 %

    Prices From: £29.53

    Inc VAT: £35.44

    SKU: PTDGRPFAIVM1

    The Faithfull Mechanics Bench Vice is manufactured from high quality grey iron castings which is a material renowned for its immense strength under... Learn More
  8. Irwin Record V150B Woodcraft Vice 150mm (6in)
    Irwin Record V150B Woodcraft Vice 150mm (6in)

    List Price: £45.28

    Our Price: £24.38

    Inc VAT: £29.26

    SKU: PTDRECV150B

    IRWIN Record V150B Woodcraft Vice is lighter in construction than the standard woodworking vices. This useful portable vice can be attached to most... Learn More
  9. Irwin Record V149B Woodcraft Vice 150mm (6in)
    Irwin Record V149B Woodcraft Vice 150mm (6in)

    List Price: £42.77

    Our Price: £23.03

    Inc VAT: £27.64

    SKU: PTDRECV149B

    The Woodcraft vice has 150mm (6 in) jaws and it is designed to be mounted underneath the bench so that the top of the jaws are flush with the bench... Learn More
  10. Irwin Record 414 Drill Press Vice 100mm (4in)
    Irwin Record 414 Drill Press Vice 100mm (4in)

    List Price: £215.24

    Our Price: £115.92

    Inc VAT: £139.10

    SKU: PTDREC414

    Designed for drill press work, the sliding jaw is a non lifting swivel type capable of holding any shape of workpiece.The horizontal and vertical vees... Learn More
  11. Faithfull Hobby Vice 60mm (2.1/2in) with Integrated Clamp
    Faithfull Hobby Vice 60mm (2.1/2in) with Integrated Clamp

    List Price: £30.80

    Our Price: £12.82

    Inc VAT: £15.38

    SKU: PTDFAIV60

    The Faithfull Hobby vice is manufactured from high quality grey iron castings and machined to close tolerances to ensure a smooth operating sliding... Learn More
  12. Irwin Record V75B Table Vice 75mm (3in) - Boxed
    Irwin Record V75B Table Vice 75mm (3in) - Boxed

    List Price: £38.57

    Our Price: £20.78

    Inc VAT: £24.94

    SKU: PTDRECV75B

    The V75 is an ideal portable vice for the amateur and model maker.The built-in clamp allows it to be easily and quickly attached to a bench, table or... Learn More
  13. Faithfull Drill Press Vice - Unigrip 75mm
    Faithfull Drill Press Vice - Unigrip 75mm

    List Price: £72.50

    Our Price: £30.18

    Inc VAT: £36.22

    SKU: PTDFAIVDP75

    The Faithfull sturdy vice has been constructed from graded cast iron and designed for use with bench drills and drill presses. Its compact low profile... Learn More
  14. Irwin Record Pro Entry Mechanics Vice 100mm (4in)
    Irwin Record Pro Entry Mechanics Vice 100mm (4in)

    List Price: £56.64

    Our Price: £30.51

    Inc VAT: £36.61

    SKU: PTDRECPEV1

    The IRWIN Record Pro Entry Mechanics Vice is fully machined on all load bearing surfaces for smooth and trouble free operation. It features a safety... Learn More
  15. Faithfull Woodwork Vice 175mm (7in) Plain Screw & Dog
    Faithfull Woodwork Vice 175mm (7in) Plain Screw & Dog
    Rating:
    60 %

    List Price: £122.63

    Our Price: £51.03

    Inc VAT: £61.24

    SKU: PTDFAIVW175DP

    This Faithfull professional quality woodworking vice is manufactured from close grain grey cast iron with steel mainscrews for a long and trouble-free... Learn More
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Bench Vice Types

Bench vices consist of a mechanical screw apparatus employed for retaining or clamping a work piece allowing work to be exercised on it with equipment including saws, planes, drills, mills, screwdrivers or sandpaper. They will often have a single fixed jaw and another parallel jaw, which can be moved toward or out from the fixed jaw with the screw.

The word ""Vice"" generally describes a bench vice with flat, parallel jaws, connected to a workbench. There are 2 main types: woodworking bench vices and engineers bench vices. The woodworker bench vices main attribute is its integration to the bench. An engineers bench vice is generally clamped or bolted to the top of the bench.

Woodworking Vices

For woodworking, the jaws are constructed of timber, plastic or from steel, in the latter case they are generally faced with wood to prevent damaging the work item. The top edges of the jaws are usually brought flush with the bench top by the extension of the wooden face above the top metal moveable jaw. This jaw can include a dog hole to hold on to a bench dog. In modern-day metal woodworkers vices, a split nut is usually used. The nut that the screw turns is in 2 parts to ensure that, by means of a lever, it may be pulled from the screw and the moveable jaw can be rapidly slid into a suitable position at which the nut is once again closed onto the screw so the vice can be closed firmly onto the item.

Engineering Vices

An engineers vice, also referred to as a mechanic & fitters bench vice, can be used in metalworking applications. The jaws are constructed of soft or hard steel. The vice is bolted to the top surface of the bench with the face of the fixed jaws just forwards of the front edge of the bench. The bench height needs to be such that the top of the vice jaws is at or just beneath the elbow height of the user when standing upright. The vice can include additional features for instance a small anvil on the rear of its body.

The nut in which the screw turns may very well be split to ensure that, using a lever, it may be removed from the screw and the screw and moving jaw quickly slid into a suitable location at which point the nut is again closed down on the screw. The drawback to this system is less precision, in comparison with a solid screw system. Vice screws are usually either of an Acme thread form or a buttress thread. Those that have a quick-release nut work with a buttress thread. Some vices employ a hydraulic or pneumatically-driven screw, making set up not only faster, but more exact as human error is minimized.

Vice Jaws & Fibre Grips

There are two main types of vice jaws & fibre grips generally fitted on engineers vises: soft and hard. Hard jaws can be purchased with either a rough gripping surface or are flooring smooth and flat to improve accuracy. The second relies upon pressure for gripping, rather than a rough surface. An unskilled operator may tend to over-tighten jaws, resulting in part deformation and error within the finished workpiece.

Soft jaws are often constructed from a soft material like aluminium, plastic, or wood. One can use them to either hold delicate workpieces or trim to hold on to specifically shaped workpieces. These specially cut jaws in many cases are used instead of fixtures and many are commonly used in group operations. Also, they are used for fast change-over type set-ups given that they may be easily engraved with the part number, the task number, as well as other information related to the job currently being run. Soft jaws are regarded as a consumable item, as they are discarded or recycled after several uses.

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