bench vise

Definitions

  • Rip-sawing with Wood Held in Bench-Vise
    Rip-sawing with Wood Held in Bench-Vise
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bench vise a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise

Usage

In literature:

There are good benches, vises, and tools of other makes on the market, but those specified below are typical good ones.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Handy bench vise 16 10.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
A few pencils and gravers, a vise bench, and a grindstone no longer make an engraving establishment.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
The vise is made secure on a bench or post, care being taken before it is put in place to provide room enough to swing the stocks.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
A small bench with a wooden vise to hold leather and parts of saddles.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
The block had better be put in a bench vise to do this.
"Harper's Young People, July 6, 1880" by Various
Work bench with vise.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
A machinist's vise is made to bolt on top of the bench.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
A stove, a chopping-block, a heavy bench vise.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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In news:

Modern benches generally have spindle vises with two metal guide spindles and a metal screw between them.
My bench has only one vise, so it needs to be versatile.
The jaws on my vise can be positioned to hold objects flat on the bench or cantilevered off the end.
Most metal-jaw vises are installed so the rear jaw stands proud of the bench's edge.
The DTT can be mounted on a wall or in a bench-top vise to allow a technician to quickly test torque wrenches and torque screw drivers.
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