This is a very comprehensive vice for mechanics and engineers. Constructed robustly in cast iron, it has a host of features not normally found elsewhere. The whole jaw assembly is mounted on a single tube that allows the jaws to be pivoted 180° either side of vertical. The whole vice can be swivelled through 360°, thus allowing access to all parts of an item wherever you wish. The jaws are ground and cross hatched for maximum grip, and you can grip round section material up to 50mm in the integral pipe grips. These are situated on the "downside" of the jaws, just swivel the jaws to bring them to the "topside". A second set of jaws to hold square material is also part of this end of the jaws. Finally, an integral anvil of a good size is provided. This is a seriously good vice that any engineer or mechanic will value. The fixing holes are 13mm diameter with centres on a 125mm square.
14 November 2016
Chunky beast but needs some fettling!I think the box said 21kg. Mine is bolted to a timber base so that I can store it away from my workbench (I'm more woodwork than metalwork)...it's OK to carry but I wouldn't want it any heavier, and I wouldn't want to lift it from a lower level either...it's too heavy.
31 October 2016
Good Piece of KitI bought one of these several months ago and have used it a lot since. I have not done really heavy blacksmithing type work on it, however I have used it for normal workshop stuff like forming and filing etc and it is exactly what I need.
4 June 2015
GreatI was given this vice in error by my father a few years ago (I had asked for a cheaper, more basic one...), and was quite surprised by what I received. I was a bit dubious at first as to how sturdy it would be, but I was pleasantly surprised by it and continue to be very pleased with both the quality of build and flexibility of the design.