This section provides an overview for mini vises as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 mini vise manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Mini vises are the smallest type of vises. "Vises" are tools used to hold workpieces in place during operations, and are used in a variety of machining operations. Mini vises are mainly used for manual processing and can be purchased at 100 yen stores. Vises themselves are made of a wide range of materials, from metal to resin, and each material has a different holding power.
Mini vises are used to hold the object to be processed during processing such as sanding and cutting. Although not necessary if the work can be done by hand, it is an indispensable tool when the work cannot be done while holding the workpiece by hand, such as when working with high-speed rotating equipment. Since the vise only holds the workpiece itself, the vise itself must be fixed to the worktable with screws or clamps during actual use. Mini vises are the smaller of the two and are mainly used for manual processing.
Both "vises" and "mini vises" consist of a mechanism that performs linear motion by turning a screw, and fixes an object by clamping it from both sides. Since fixation is performed by the tightening force of the screw, care must be taken not to damage the object when fixing soft objects. Generally, there are metal vises and resin vises, and the object to be fixed is often used in the form of "metal vises for metal processing" and "resin vises for resin processing" according to the material of the vises. Some metal vises have a "V-groove" carved on the surface to fix the object, making it easier to fix stick-shaped objects.
In addition, vises basically have holes or long holes for fixing, which must be used to fix the object to the processing table with screws. If fixing with screws is not possible, a separate clamp may be used. This is because if the vise itself is not secured, the entire workpiece will move with the vise during operation. This is especially important when processing with high-speed rotating objects such as drills and routers, as there is a high possibility of unexpected injury.
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