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  1. Faithfull Woodwork Vice 175mm (7in) Quick-Release & Dog

    List Price: £119.66

    Special Price Our Price: £51.62 Inc VAT £61.94

    The Faithfull Woodwork Vice 175mm (7in) Quick-Release with Dog A woodworking vice manufactured from close grain grey cast iron with a steel mainscrew... Learn More
  2. Faithfull Replacement Steel Jaws Range

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    List Price: £17.96 Our Price: £7.84 Inc VAT: £9.41

    Replacment steel jaws for Faithfull mechanics vices.... Learn More
  3. Irwin Record Multipurpose Vice (5in)

    List Price: £173.72

    Special Price Our Price: £92.05 Inc VAT £110.46

    This IRWIN Record Multipurpose Vice with fused steel handle and rotating pipe jaws. Also with swivel base and incorporated anvil. Jaw width: 120mm... Learn More
  4. Stanley Quick Vice

    List Price: £38.18

    Special Price Our Price: £21.18 Inc VAT £25.42

    The Stanley Quick Vice has a sliding jaw and a one handed lever arm, allowing quick and easy opening, closing and repositioning. It has a steel... Learn More
  5. Priory 174 Hand Vices Range

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    List Price: £26.21 Our Price: £15.27 Inc VAT: £18.32

    This Priory hand vice is manufactured from drop forgings with hardened jaws.The jaws have a diamond chequered pattern to aid grip and a pin hole to... Learn More
  6. Stanley MaxSteel Heavy-Duty Bench Vices Range

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    List Price: £65.74 Our Price: £36.03 Inc VAT: £43.24

    The MaxSteel heavy-duty bench vice is made from cast iron for strength and durability. The base bolts directly to the workbench surface for stability,... Learn More
  7. Faithfull Vacuum Based Vice 70mm (2.3/4in)

    List Price: £34.54

    Special Price Our Price: £15.08 Inc VAT £18.10

    The Faithfull Vacuum Based Vice is a versatile, multi-position vice, manufactured from die-cast aluminium with hardened steel jaws. The vice features a... Learn More
  8. Faithfull Multi Purpose Swivel Base Vice

    List Price: £154.04

    Special Price Our Price: £65.66 Inc VAT £78.79

    The Faithfull FAIVMULTI360 is a truly versatile multi vice, which is ideal for use by both mechanics and engineers. The body and sliding jaw are... Learn More
  9. Irwin Record Mechanics Vice Range

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    List Price: £68.27 Our Price: £38.11 Inc VAT: £45.73

    Record IRWIN Mechanics Vices are the most popular and widely used general purpose vice for light to medium-duty applications. The vice has high quality... Learn More
  10. Irwin Record Heavy-Duty Quick Release Vice Range

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    List Price: £1,143.34 Our Price: £579.04 Inc VAT: £694.85

    Record Irwin heavy-duty quick release vice is ideal for fitting and filing. These compact quick release vices have special jaws and slide design to... Learn More
  11. Irwin Record Swivel Bases Range

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    List Price: £67.16 Our Price: £37.49 Inc VAT: £44.99

    360 swivel bases are used to rotate and lock the vice at the most convenient working angle.... Learn More
  12. Irwin Record Heavy-Duty Quick Release Engineers Vice Range

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    List Price: £710.68 Our Price: £363.94 Inc VAT: £436.73

    Record Irwin compact quick release engineers vices with special jaws and slide design to provide extra space for holding irregularly shaped work. Ideal... Learn More
  13. Irwin Record Woodworking Vices with Quick Release & Dog Range

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    List Price: £182.82 Our Price: £96.87 Inc VAT: £116.24

    Record quick-release woodworking vices are fitted with quick release mechanisms, simple squeeze the trigger and a quick-release vice will be opened and... Learn More
  14. Irwin Record Plain Screw Woodworking Vices with Front Dog Range

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    List Price: £87.04 Our Price: £48.59 Inc VAT: £58.31

    Woodworking vice for the professional user who requires a plain screw action.The plain screw works through a separate unbreakable nut securely housed... Learn More
  15. Irwin Record Fibre Grips Range

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    List Price: £20.57 Our Price: £11.63 Inc VAT: £13.96

    Designed for fitting to Record vices when holding soft or plated workpieces with highly polished surfaces to provide a firm grip without fear of... Learn More
  16. Irwin Record Replacement Jaw Plates & Screws Record Vices Range

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    List Price: £14.83 Our Price: £9.72 Inc VAT: £11.66

    Replaceable jaw plates are available for all Mechanics, Fitters, multi-purpose and Engineers vices. They are hardened, CNC machined and supplied in... Learn More
  17. Ridgid Matador Vice Range

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    List Price: £126.96 Our Price: £80.60 Inc VAT: £96.72

    The RIDGID Matador Vices are professional bench vices for the workshop, that have an all forged steel construction, that is 3 times stronger than cast... Learn More
  18. Ridgid Superior Vice Range

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    List Price: £154.80 Our Price: £94.37 Inc VAT: £113.24

    The RIDGID Superior Vice has an all forged steel construction that is 3 times stronger than cast iron. The hardened and serrated jaws provide maximum... Learn More
  19. Faithfull Woodwork Vice 175mm (7in) Plain Screw & Dog

    List Price: £79.81

    Special Price Our Price: £34.43 Inc VAT £41.32

    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
  20. Irwin Record Pro Entry Mechanics Vice 100mm (4in)

    List Price: £46.57

    Special Price Our Price: £26.33 Inc VAT £31.60

    The Record Pro-Entry Mechanics Vice is fully machined on all load bearing surfaces for smooth and trouble free operation. It features a safety stop to... 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.