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What are the parts of a hinged pipe vice?

Shop for Pipe Vices – Hinged

Labelled diagram showing the parts of a hinged pipe vice.

Jaws

Lengths of pipe are held securely between the fixed v-shaped lower jaw and moving upper jaw. Both jaws are serrated to ensure that the pipe is gripped firmly. Lengths of pipe are held securely between the fixed v-shaped lower jaw and moving upper jaw.

Both jaws are serrated to ensure that the pipe is gripped firmly.

The workpiece is positioned on the stationary jaw before the moving jaw is lowered and pressure exerted. The workpiece is positioned on the stationary jaw before the moving jaw is lowered and pressure exerted.

Tommy-bar

The tommy-bar is turned to adjust the space between the jaws of the vice. Turning in a clockwise direction closes the jaws; turning anti-clockwise will open the jaws. The tommy-bar is turned to adjust the space between the jaws of the vice.

Turning in a clockwise direction closes the jaws; turning anti-clockwise will open the jaws.

Handle

Lifting the handle will open up the pipe vice sideways so that the pipe can be easily inserted. Lifting the handle will open the pipe vice sideways so that the pipe can be easily inserted.

Base

The cast-iron base of the vice pipe vice features a number of holes. The cast iron base of the vice pipe vice features a number of holes.
These holes allow the tool to be clamped to either a workbench or tripod stand. These holes allow the tool to be clamped to either a workbench or tripod stand.