What is a Multi-Purpose vise?

A multi-purpose vise (sometimes spelled vice), is a vise with additional functionality over a traditional vise. The most common multi-purpose vise is a vise that has both a set of parallel block jaws, and pipe jaws. The most popular models of multi-purpose vises will also have a swivel base. These vises are also referred to […] Read More

How to use an engineer’s vise

It’s pretty easy to use an engineer’s vise (sometimes spelled vice). I’ll go through how to use in the paragraphs below: Mounting your vise The first step to using your vise is to mount it. I usually recommend mounting your vise on the corner of your table, as this gives you more room to work. […] Read More

What is an engineer’s vise?

An engineer’s vise (sometimes spelled vice) is a broad category of vises used for heavy duty vise work. I say it’s broad category as there are many different models of vises (with different features and characteristics) that can be called an engineer’s vise. People tend to use these terms colloquially, and neither people nor companies […] Read More

How does a metalworking vise work?

A metalworking vise (sometimes spelled vice) has two parallel jaws that clamp together to hold an object in place. How do metalworking vise jaws work? One jaw is stationary and attached to the main body of the vise. This provides additional stability. The other jaw moves, this dynamic jaw is moved towards or away from […] Read More