High quality, precision machine vices for use on drill presses, mills and other similar machines. Bodies are made from close grained high tensile seasoned cast iron and have a scratch and rust resistant finish. The jaws, made from steel hardened to 55+/-3 HRC and ground with a parallelism of 0.0012" (30 microns), hold the workpiece dead square for perfect results. The vice bodies rotate horizontally 360° against a scale and can be locked securely in the set position. Two slots for securing the vice to the machine table as well as a slot milled across the base to assist in accurate location. Bodies are de-mountable from the circular bases. Available in three jaw sizes - 50mm wide by 25mm deep with 50mm opening, 75mm wide by 33mm deep with 75mm opening, 100mm wide by 38mm deep with 100mm opening. Precision work holding and absolutely superb!
11 August 2014
There isn't a better small engineering vice than this.I have been an engineer most of my adult life, I bought this vice some five years ago from Axminster Tools and I have to admit I haven't seen it's equal anywhere. I do have several vices available for my small X2 mini mill, but when I need top accuracy this is the vice I always use. To be frank it's so good that if I ever had to replace it (highly unlikely) I'd pay twice the current selling price for another. The old adage "You only get what you pay for" applies here. There is simply nothing better in this size range.