chain vise

chain vise

[′chān ‚vīs]
(design engineering)
A vise in which the work is encircled and held tightly by a chain.
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power down feed, air chain vise, V-belt drive and spindle speeds of 1,200 RPM for wet cutting and 1,800 RPM for dry cutting.
A yoke vise will hold pipe 1/8" to 6"; a chain vise will hold pipe 1/8" to 8".
A chain vise is smaller, with a fixed lower V-shaped jaw with teeth on which the pipe is laid and a bicycle-type chain fastened to one end.
The new saw features front and side access doors, a 15hp SD motor with magnetic starter, V-belt drive, sealed ball bearings, air chain vise, 1950rpm 1" spindle arbor, and a coolant pump system with dual coolant hoses.
The chain vise or chain and wheel cutters are manual lever, hydraulic ram, or ratchet-lever operated.
Three hydraulic chain vises hold the steel casing firmly in place with chains running over the casing attached to one of the hydraulic cylinders which tightens the casing to the unit.