bench vise


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bench vise

[′bench ‚vīs]
(engineering)
An ordinary vise fixed to a workbench.

bench vise

An ordinary vise, 1 fixed to a bench, which is used to hold a material or component while it is being worked on.
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I have to admit that over the years I've also damaged or ruined far too many small items in my bench vise.
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In this case, for this size shoe, my bench vise served as a nice form as shown above.
It's kinda like holding the barrel or whatever in a bench vise with aluminum jaws.
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A Even if you lock the door and keep everyone else out of your shop, there's always the chance that you'll walk into or stumble against a stock held in your bench vise, A trick I've used for years that has helped avoid accidents like this is to simply drape a clean red shop towel over the end of the stock if it extends more than a few inches from my vise and is not supported by a floor stand.
I ordered two full-length sizing dies and used a bench vise to squeeze the cartridges in and a wooden dowel to knock them out.