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What is a pipe vice?

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A pipe vice is a plumbing tool used to hold pipe or tubing securely so that it can be cut or threaded. Pipe vices are also useful for pipe welding. A pipe vice is a plumbing tool used to hold pipe or tubing securely so that it can be cut or threaded.

Pipe vices are also useful for pipe welding.

In a manufacturing environment, a pipe vice is a critical piece of apparatus in the assembly of pipeline components. In a manufacturing environment, a pipe vice is a critical piece of apparatus in the assembly of pipeline components.

Types of pipe vice

There are two types of pipe vice: chain pipe vices and hinged pipe vices. For more information see What is a chain pipe vice? and What is a hinged pipe vice? There are two types of pipe vice: chain pipe vices and hinged pipe vices.

For more information see What is a chain pipe vice? and What is a hinged pipe vice?

Capacity

The capacity of a pipe vice is the largest size pipe that the tool can accommodate. Most vices can hold pipe as small as 3mm in diameter, but the ranges of sizes of pipe that can be held can vary considerably. Some can only be used to hold pipe of a diameter of 50mm (2 inches), whereas others can hold pipe as large as 200mm (8 inches) in diameter.
The capacity of a pipe vice is the largest size pipe that the tool can accommodate.

Most vices can hold pipe as small as 3mm (18“) in diameter, but the ranges of sizes of pipe that can be held can vary considerably.

Some can only be used to hold pipe of a diameter of 50mm (2″), whereas others can hold pipe as large as 200mm (8”) in diameter.

Pipe vices can be either fitted onto a workbench, or used with a specialised, mobile tripod stand outside the workshop. Whether or not a stand is used to support the tool depends upon the needs of the user and the job in hand. For more information on tripod stands, see What is a tripod stand? Pipe vices can be either fitted onto a workbench, or used with a specialised, mobile tripod stand outside the workshop.

Whether or not a stand is used to support the tool depends upon the needs of the user and the job in hand.

For more information on tripod stands, see: What is a tripod stand?