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Forum topic by IndianaJohn posted 779 days ago 1288 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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IndianaJohn

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This was found in a box of old woodworking tools – planes, chisels, etc. It’s like a handheld vise of some sort. Does anyone know what this is called or what it would be used for???


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#1 posted 779 days ago

It is sometimes called a jeweler’s hand vise. I am sure it
is used in other trades as well.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#2 posted 779 days ago

It is used to hold small parts so that you can file, saw, carve, grind, heat, ... without cuting into your hand.

“jeweler’s hand vise” as Loren said.
I would say also any trade making fine mechanic like clock and instrument makers.

edit : still available:
http://www.micromark.com/hand-vise,7287.html

A vise-grip plyer would now probably do the job (with other advantages or inconvenients).
http://www.micromark.com/Vise-Grip-Long-Nose-Locking-Plier,6622.html

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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