There are different types of vices used for holding work-pieces.
Types of vices are as follows
- Quick releasing vice
- Pipe vice
- Hand vice
- Pin vice
- Toolmaker’s vice.
- Leg vice
1. Quick releasing vice
A quick releasing vice is similar to an ordinary bench vice but the opening of the movable jaw is done by using a trigger (lever). If the trigger at the front of the movable jaw is pressed, the nut disengages the screw and the movable jaw can be set in any desired place quickly.
2. Pipe vice
A pipe vice is used for holding round sections of metal, tubes and pipes. In the vice, the screw is vertical and movable. The jaw works vertically. The pipe vice grips the work at four points on its surface.
3. Hand vice
4. Pin vice
The pin vice is used for holding small diameter jobs. It consists of a handle and a small collet chuck at one end. The chuck carries a set of jaws which are operated by turning the handle.
5. Toolmaker’s vice
The toolmaker’s vice is used for holding small work which requires filing or drilling and for marking of small jobs on the surface plate. This vice is made of mild steel. Toolmaker’s vice is accurately machined.
6. Leg Vice
A leg vice is a holding device generally used in a forge shop for bending and forging work. It is made of mild steel to avoid breakage while hammering.
Since the hinged jaw moves in a radial path, the job held in this vice in not gripped properly because of the line contact. Hence a work which can be carried out on a bench vice is not held on a leg vice. Jobs which require hammering only are held on a leg vice.