Axminster 3-Way Unigrip Vertical/Horizontal Drill Vice
Axminster 3-Way Unigrip Vertical/Horizontal Drill Vice
£39.30 - £60.95 (£32.75 - £50.79 Ex. VAT)

Axminster 3-Way Unigrip Vertical/Horizontal Drill Vice

  • Possibly the most versatile vice made for a pillar drill
  • Unigrip Drill Vice's will grip most things, both vertically and horizontally
  • The jaws have triangular grooves for gripping circular items
  • The vice has three machined mounting faces, each equipped with clamping slots
  • Allows the work to be rotated 90° without disturbing it
  • Precisely made, compact, very well finished and a superb vice
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£39.30 - £60.95 (£32.75 - £50.79 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

A three position drilling vice with ground faces and slideways for accurate and precise operation. The jaws have triangular grooves for gripping circular items, both horizontally and vertically, and there are recesses in the tops of the jaws for gripping smaller items. In order to save space on the drill table the handle is held captive in the frame and the lead screw retracts into it as the jaws are opened. The vice has three machined mounting faces, each equipped with clamping slots or holes, which allow holes to be drilled at right angles to each other without the need to re-position the work.

This product is on page 74 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Malcolm Harwood

27 April 2016

Getting Better

I agree with all the other reviewers. This is one of the first "far east" producst I have bought that looks like it was made by engineers for engineers. All in all good value and well made.
One word of caution though, before we all get too euphoric, after a few hours of use clamping it to the pedestal drill table with bolts/washers/nuts the sexy light blue paint has chipped off the slots in the drill vice base to reveal a decidedly unsexy rusty cast iron. Caveat emptor!


20 February 2016

100mm as good as 125mm

I've found the 125mm version was a bit too heavy, so I bought the 100mm version. It's exactly the same design and the same quality than its big brother (and same drawbacks as the painting, but the iron doesn't show rust sign). I fully do aggry with Don review.
Maybe the 75mm one day ?

Hereby the real dimensions of those SOBA vices. Axminster would be well inspired to give those informations on its web page.

120mm version (and not 125mm ! Axminster, please correct this error !)
> Total width : 179mm
> Total length : 360mm
> Total heigth : 70mm
> Jaws width : 120mm
> Jaws heigth : 30mm
> Max jaws travel : 112mm
> Weight : 7.0kg !!!

100mm version
> Total width : 156mm
> Total length : 270mm
> Total heigth : 62mm
> Jaws width : 100mm
> Jaws heigth : 29mm
> Max jaws travel : 89mm
> Weight : 4.3kg !!!

Nota : This time, the 100mm vice was delivred with its tommy bar. Cool !


14 January 2016

Excellent vice

I have the 125cm version. It is pretty heavy (I will buy the 100 or 75cm version for this reason). I agree with the previous remarks concerning the building quality purely excellent. Great piece for the price !


30 June 2015

Very good product

I confirm the previous reviews. I bought the 100mm version 1 year ago. This is a robust, heavy and precise vice. I don't regret this small investment !
(with this vice, you need a tall pillar drill)


2 May 2015

Proper Job.

Bought the 100mm version of this vice which is made by SOBA (Shoba) an Indian firm I think, to a very high standard. Checking the beautifully ground faces with an engineers square showed perfect 90 degree alignment of all the three outer faces. The fully ground jaws align perfectly with no racking of the moving jaw anywhere along it travel, it stays rigidly in position regardless of how far the jaw is opened. Both jaws are ground on all six sides with the inner faces having various grooves machined in them to grip round stock etc. The max opening is 92mm at the top of the jaws, and 84mm lower down due to the way that the jaws are designed, the illustration explains this better. The big handle allows easy opening without the tommy bar, has a knurled finish which provides plenty of grip and is relatively smooth with no noticeable slop in the handle "bearing". This is not a lightweight vice, it weighs in at 11 pounds or 5 Kg, and at its current price on offer at £26.96 + p&p is excellent value. This is of a much higher standard than the usual Chinese tools we se so many of these days and you cant help but be impressed when you first open the box. I totally endorse Stewart's review above and am very happy with this purchase. The current P&P price of £1.00 until 7th May 2015 makes this even more of a bargain.

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