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What are the different types of table vice?

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donkee toolbox There are different types of vices which fit into the table category. These vices are all small and portable, with their main difference being that they are speciality vices designed for different tasks.

Hobby vice

hobby vice A hobby vice is an ideal tool for DIY users, model makers and hobbyists as they are designed to hold small and delicate objects without damaging the material.
model making They are an ideal vice to use around the home, particularly for light-duty work, such as crafting and model making.
hobby vice They are the smallest type of table vice and differ from regular models, as they are not usually equipped with pipe jaws.

Their small design means they are an ideal vice be used for difficult or awkward applications that require working within a confined space.

Jeweller’s vice

jewellers vice A jeweller’s vice is a portable device that has rubber jaws to allow it to grip small and delicate material without causing any damage.
bracelet As the name suggests, it is a hobby vice used when making jewellery.
jeweller's vice The head of the jeweller’s vice rests on a ball joint so it can swivel 360 degrees to allow the user to work at the most convenient angle.

Multi-angle vice

multi-angle vice A multi-angle vice also features a ball joint, meaning its head can be rotated around 360 degrees and locked in any desired position. Depending on the size of the vice, a multi-angle vice can have capabilities from light to heavy-duty work.
using a multi-angle vice A multi-angle vice is used for adjusting a workpiece into a more accessible position, without having to move the vice’s base. They can be used to position a workpiece in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal position which is ideal for many DIY tasks, especially cutting.
bevel joint When completing small angled cuts such as ones for mitre or bevel joints, the vice allows the workpiece to be set at the most convenient angle, easing the task and decreasing the strain on the user’s hand.
filing with multi-angle vice The vice is also an ideal tool to be used for light filing. During this process, it is important to make sure all sides of an object are equally filed. The ball joint allows the vice to quickly rotate the object and set it at a different angle for filing, rather than wasting time removing and replacing the workpiece within the jaws.
multi-angle vice Some models of multi-angle vices can also be adjusted to a flat position and used as a regular vice.