This is the only non-racking, parallel action, full width end vice on the market. It applies an even clamping force along the jaws regardless of which of the screws is tightened. Even better, a spring loaded locking pin enables the connecting chain to be disengaged for controlled 'skewing' when slightly tapered workpieces need to be held. Maximum capacity 300mm. The vice is easy to fit to an existing bench, requiring only the addition of an end cap drilled for the vice nuts and fixing bolts plus the vice jaw itself. The telescoping chain cover lets you set the spindles from 11" to 20" apart. Enough chain is included for 16" spacing, adequate for benches up to 32" wide. The kit includes the two vice screws, nuts, chain, chain cover, wooden handles, all the hardware and full fitting and mounting instructions (wooden jaws not included).
15 May 2015
Excellent viceThis vice is very well thought out and engineered, as to be expected from Veritas. The skew feature allows one turn off square and so is only suitable for near square boards. The rapid wind chain mechanism works very well. Instructions are very clear and even humourous, Canadians understand irony!