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What hollow handle vice sizes are available?

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hollow handle vice There are various different models of hollow handle vice, and these come with different jaw widths and jaw openings.

Weight

feather light A hollow handle vice is very light in construction, with the largest model weighing no more than 0.4 lbs (0.2 kg approx.).

The weight of the vice tends to increase as its overall size gets bigger, however it can also depend on the material of the vice’s handle.

Jaw width

jaw width The jaw width is how wide the jaws are from one side to another and is measured by the horizontal distance along the jaw edge.

Smallest available: 12mm (0.5″ approx.)

Largest available: 30mm (1″ approx.)

Jaw opening

jaw opening The jaw opening of a vice is how far the mouth of the jaws can open.

Smallest available: 6mm (0.25″ approx.)

Largest available: 16mm (0.5″ approx.)

Handle hole diameter

hollow handle vice The diameter of a hollow handle vice’s hole can vary, depending on the overall size of the vice.

Most models have a handle with a hole diameter of between 3-5mm (0.1-0.2″ approx.).

How to choose a hollow handle vice

measuring tape As with other types of hand-held vices, the size you choose depends on the task in hand. However, there is very little difference between the jaw capacity of most models, as they are all designed for holding small and intricate objects.
weights When purchasing a hand-held vice, its weight is another aspect to consider. Although the primary factors to consider are the jaw width and opening, you should still think about its weight because if you are working on an awkward or delicate task you do not want a vice that is too heavy. Make sure the vice feels comfortable in your hand before you start working on an object.
hollow handle vice The most important dimension to consider when purchasing this type of hand-held vice is probably the hole diameter, to make sure it is wide enough to fit any wires, tubes or rods that you intend to clamp.
Donkee questions For more information on vice dimensions, see What are the different vice dimensions?