These European made carpenter's vices feature automatic quick release and a height adjustable front dog. They are exceptionally strong, superbly engineered and entirely suitable for professional use. The main body is grey cast iron, chosen for its strength and resistance to fatigue. The quick release is actuated by the handle meaning this clever and simple design requires no additional springs or mechanism. The 24mm diameter main spindle has a rolled trapezoidal thread for smooth, consistent performance and to withstand extreme loads. The jaws run on two 25mm strong steel guide rods ensuring movement is virtually free of play and racking is eliminated. The jaws are very slightly angled so they meet at the top first. This marginal toe-in feature guarantees your workpiece will always be held firm and true. The jaws are drilled and ready to receive wooden liners.
26 September 2017
Great quality, very poor operationVery pleased with the quality and easy to fit. Operating features are very poor, if not positively dangerous. The lever will tighten the jaws but will not slacken them. The only way to release them is to use the somewhat clunky quick release mechanism - turn the lever anticlockwise twice then give it a hard yank. There is no gentler way to release your workpiece and if it's large or heavy it's difficult to control as one of your hands is pulling the jaws wide op. Save money and buy the cheaper carpenter's vice which has a quick release lever. Very disappointed the description on the Web site didn't make this 'feature' clear.
18 March 2017
Excellent productBuy it with confidence, it's a great tool !