Bench Yoke Vise

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A bench yoke vise, often referred to simply as a bench vise, is a mechanical device designed for holding workpieces securely in place on a workbench or other stable surface. It typically consists of two jaws—one fixed and one movable—operated by a threaded spindle. The movable jaw can be adjusted to hold various sizes of objects, and the tightening of the spindle provides a firm grip on the workpiece. Bench yoke vises are widely used in woodworking, metalworking, and other trades to facilitate precision work by providing a stable and secure platform for tasks such as cutting, shaping, filing, or assembling materials.

1. Cast iron frame
2. Hardened carbon steel jaws
3. Capacity: 10-60mm
4. Weight: 3.11 kg
5. Packed by brown box

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Uses 

  1. Holding Workpieces for Precision Work:
    • A bench vise is commonly used to hold workpieces securely while performing tasks that require precision, such as cutting, shaping, filing, or sanding. This ensures stability and accuracy in the work.
  2. Woodworking:
    • In woodworking, bench vises are essential for holding pieces of wood firmly in place during activities like sawing, planning, chiseling, or carving.
  3. Metalworking:
    • Metalworkers use bench vises to secure metal pieces for cutting, grinding, drilling, or welding. The vise’s strong grip helps prevent movement and ensures precise metalworking operations.
  4. Assembly and Gluing:
    • Bench vises are useful for holding parts together during assembly or when applying glue. This ensures that components are aligned correctly and can bond securely.
  5. Machining:
    • Machinists use bench vises to secure materials for machining processes such as milling, drilling, or tapping. This provides a stable platform for precision machining operations.
  6. Pipe and Tubing Work:
    • Plumbers and pipefitters use specialized bench vises with jaws designed for holding pipes and tubing securely. This allows for cutting, threading, and other pipe-related tasks.
  7. Jewelry and Craftsmanship:
    • Jewelers and artisans use bench vises for delicate tasks, such as holding small components or pieces of jewelry during intricate work like soldering or detailing.
  8. Hobbyist and DIY Projects:
    • Bench vises are invaluable for hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts working on a variety of projects. Whether it’s woodworking, metalworking, or crafting, the vise provides a stable and controlled work environment.
  9. Maintenance and Repairs:
    • In automotive, bicycle, or general mechanical repairs, bench vises are used to secure parts for maintenance tasks, such as filing, grinding, or repairing components.
  10. Educational and Training Purposes:
    • Bench vises are often used in educational settings, such as workshops and training facilities, to teach and demonstrate various manual skills and techniques across different disciplines.
SKU: AHS57269 Category:

Safety measures and precautions

  1. Proper Installation and Mounting:
    • Ensure that the bench vise is securely mounted to a stable work surface, such as a workbench. The mounting should be done according to the manufacturer’s instructions, using appropriate hardware.
  2. Inspect the Vise:
    • Before use, inspect the vise for any damage, wear, or defects. Make sure that the jaws, spindle, and other components are in good condition. Replace any worn or damaged parts.
  3. Use the Right Vise for the Job:
    • Ensure that the bench vise is suitable for the specific task at hand. Using the correct vise for the job helps ensure optimal performance and safety.
  4. Secure Workpieces Properly:
    • Place the workpiece securely between the vise jaws and tighten the spindle sufficiently. Make sure the workpiece is stable and won’t move during the intended operation.
  5. Avoid Excessive Force:
    • Use only the necessary force to tighten the vise. Excessive force may damage the vise or lead to unsafe conditions. If too much force is required, reassess the setup or consider using a different tool.
  6. Keep Hands Clear:
    • Keep hands and fingers away from the vise jaws when tightening or releasing. Use appropriate tools, such as a handle or a wrench, to operate the vise spindle.
  7. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Depending on the task, wear appropriate PPE, such as safety glasses or goggles, to protect your eyes from potential debris.
  8. Maintain a Clean Work Area:
    • Keep the work area clean and organized. Remove any unnecessary tools or materials to prevent tripping hazards and ensure a clear workspace.
  9. Use Caution with High-Speed Tools:
    • If using power tools in conjunction with the vise, exercise caution and follow safety guidelines for those tools. Be aware of the potential risks associated with high-speed operations.
  10. Know the Vise’s Limitations:
    • Understand the limitations of the bench vise, including its maximum clamping capacity and load-bearing capabilities. Avoid exceeding these limits to prevent damage or failure.
  11. Teach and Enforce Safety Procedures:
    • If working in a shared workspace, make sure all users are familiar with and follow established safety procedures. Encourage a safety-conscious culture.
  12. Emergency Procedures:
    • Be aware of the location of emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers or first aid kits, and know the procedures for reporting and responding to accidents or injuries.

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