A vise is a mechanical apparatus used to secure an object to allow work to be performed on it. Vises have two parallel jaws, one fixed and the other movable, threaded in and out by a screw and lever. There are multiple variants of vises for different tasks. Woodworking vises are attached to a workbench, typically flush with its work surface. Their jaws are made of wood or metal, (the latter usually faced with wood), called cheeks, to avoid marring the work. The movable jaw may include a retractable dog to hold work against a bench dog.
A workbench is a sturdy table at which manual work is done. They range from simple flat surfaces to very complex designs that may be considered tools in themselves. Workbenches vary in size from tiny jewelers benches to the huge benches used by staircase makers. Almost all workbenches are rectangular in shape, often using the surface, corners and edges as flat/square and dimension standards.
An engineer’s vise, also known as a metalworking vise or machinists vise, is used to clamp metal instead of wood. It is used to hold metal when filing or cutting. It is sometimes made of cast steel or malleable cast iron, but most are made of cast iron. Some vises have a cast iron body but a steel channel bar. An engineer’s vise is bolted onto the top surface of a workbench, with the face of the fixed jaws just forward of its front edge. Additional variants of a vise are machine, vacuum, pipe, clamp-on, or a combination.
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All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.