A vice is made up of two parallel jaws that operate in unison to grasp an object firmly and hold it in place until it is released.
One jaw is fixed in place in the vice due to its connection to the immovable body part, while the other jaw is free to move.
A threaded screw links the jaws inside the vice’s body and is controlled by a handle located on the exterior of the vice’s body. The handle is placed on the vice’s exterior.
The handle exerts pressure on the screw, which in turn moves the screw-controlled sliding jaw. When the handle is cranked counter-clockwise, the sliding jaw is moved away from the fixed jaw, thus opening the gap between them. When the handle is cranked counter-clockwise, the sliding jaw is pushed closer to the fixed jaw, resulting in the two jaws colliding.
When the jaws are drawn together around a workpiece, the object is firmly held in position, allowing for operations such as sawing, drilling, gluing, and filling.
Now that you know how a Bench Vise Works, you may be interested to shop for the best bench vise in the market.
Henry is a long time Trade Instructor at Dunwoody College of Technology. Henry has been teaching the trade of carpentry for over 15 years and is excited to share his knowledge with the next generation of builders. With his posts you will explore some general terms, tools, and techniques that are helpful for the beginning DIY Enthusiast!. He’ll also provide a list of all the best tips needed to start your building journey right away!