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How do you use a hinged pipe vice?

Shop for Pipe Vices – Hinged

Step 1 - Open the jaws of the vice Turn the tommy-bar of the pipe vice anti-clockwise until the jaws open.

Step 1 – Open jaws of vice

Turn the tommy-bar of the pipe vice anti-clockwise until the jaws open.

Step 2 - Open the vice Lift the handle on the side of the vice. Then, holding the tommy-bar, open the tool sideways. This will make it easier for you to insert your section of pipe.

Step 2 – Open vice

Lift the handle on the side of the vice. Then, holding the tommy-bar, open the tool sideways.

This will make it easier for you to insert your section of pipe.

Step 3 - Position pipe Lay your pipe on the fixed lower jaw. Step 4 - Close the vice Close the vice, ensuring that the handle is locked in place. Whilst holding the section of pipe in your hand, turn the tommy-bar clockwise until the upper jaw makes firm contact with the pipe.

Step 3 – Position pipe

Lay your pipe on the fixed lower jaw.

Step 4 – Close vice

Close the vice, ensuring that the handle is locked in place.

Whilst holding the section of pipe in your hand, turn the tommy-bar clockwise until the upper jaw makes firm contact with the pipe.

Wonkee Donkee says: 'If you are gripping copper or aluminium pipe, be careful not to clamp the pipe too tightly as this could cause it to deform or become damaged.'
You are now ready to start working on your pipe. You are now ready to start working on your pipe.