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  1. Faithfull Woodwork Vice with Quick-Release & Dog Range
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    This Faithfull Woodworking Vice is manufactured from close grain grey cast iron with a steel mainscrew for a long and trouble-free working life.... Learn More

    Prices From £70.13 £58.44

  2. Irwin Record Quick Adjusting Vices Range
    The Irwin Record Quick adjusting vice features a fast release lever to quickly loosen the jaws of the vice and return it to the locked position,... Learn More

    Prices From £97.76 £81.47

  3. Ridgid Pipe Welding Vice Range
    RIDGID Pipe Welding Vices are made of durable, performance-proven material and designed to resist strain, heat and warpage during tacking. They have... Learn More

    Prices From £206.64 £172.20

  4. Ridgid Superior Vice Range
    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

    Prices From £137.29 £114.41

  5. Ridgid Matador Vice Range
    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

    Prices From £115.38 £96.15

  6. Irwin Record Replacement Jaw Plates & Screws Record Vices Range
    Replaceable jaw plates are available for all Mechanics, Fitters, multi-purpose and Engineers vices. They are hardened, CNC machined and supplied in... Learn More

    Prices From £12.58 £10.48

  7. Irwin Record Fibre Vice Grips Range
    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

    Prices From £15.49 £12.91

  8. Irwin Record Woodworking Vices with Quick-Release Range
    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

    Prices From £104.57 £87.14

  9. Irwin Record Heavy-Duty Engineers Vice Range
    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

    Prices From £491.11 £409.26

  10. Irwin Record Swivel Bases Range
    360 swivel bases are used to rotate and lock the vice at the most convenient working angle.... Learn More

    Prices From £49.99 £41.66

  11. Irwin Record Heavy-Duty Quick-Release Vice Range
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    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

    Prices From £781.39 £651.16

  12. Irwin Record Mechanics Vice Range
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    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

    Prices From £50.80 £42.33

  13. Stanley MaxSteel Heavy-Duty Bench Vices Range
    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

    Prices From £48.02 £40.02

  14. Priory 174 Hand Vice Range
    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

    Prices From £17.56 £14.63

  15. Faithfull Replacement Steel Jaws Range
    Supplied in pairs, these replacement jaws are designed to fit Faithfull Mechanics Bench vices and similar vices from other leading brands.... Learn More

    Prices From £10.66 £8.88

  16. Faithfull Mechanics Vices Range
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    The Faithfull mechanics bench vices are for medium to heavy-duty applications. They are manufactured from high quality grey iron castings which is a... Learn More

    Prices From £32.06 £26.72

  17. Faithfull Plastic Vice Grips Range
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    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

    Prices From £6.84 £5.70

  18. Faithfull VW75B Table Vice 3in (75mm)
    A small portable vice with a swivel base and an integral clamp that allows it to be attached to workbenches or table tops. Ideal for clamping smaller... Learn More
    List Price: £38.94 Special Price £20.16 £16.80
  19. Faithfull VW175B Workshop Vice - 7in (175mm)
    A robust work bench vice ideal for the home handyman and professional woodworker. The vice has a 175mm 7in width jaw with a clamping capacity of up to... Learn More
    List Price: £44.94 Special Price £23.27 £19.39
  20. Faithfull VW150B Workbench Vice - 6in (149mm)
    A useful lightweight work bench vice ideal for the home handyman and the more serious woodworker. The vice has a 150mm (6in) width jaw with a clamping... Learn More
    List Price: £36.60 Special Price £18.95 £15.79
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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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