This cast iron picture framing vice, based on the original Stanley 400, is the professional way to clamp square frames. The Axcaliber Mitre Vice fulfils every requirement for a picture frame clamp, ensuring perfectly square corners. It has 5 holes in the base for a firm fixing onto a bench, normally placed close to the edge. The vice rotates a full 360° locking into the most convenient position. The base tilts 90° from the horizontal to the vertical allowing easy access when pinning the mitre joint. Accurate machining of the main casting, guarantees that the frame corner will be square.
A central wooden insert allows you to re-saw the joint without risking damage to the saw’s teeth. Simply clamp the 2 halves of the joint in the vice and saw through them at the joint. Clamping capacity is 105mm wide. The rear jaw is 5mm deep to fit in the frame’s glass rebate, the front (moving) jaw is 8mm deep for firm support.