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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
New Tool Arrives.
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, May 8, 2022 8:16 AM

Hi;

       I am sure that a few of you may have one of these. It's called a " Hand Vise". I had always seen them as  jeweler's tool. Boy, was I Mistaken! Mine arrived yesterday and I immediately put it to work on some detail part assembly on a 1/350 ship. Oh, Boy, what difference from a clip or tweezer, even pliars used to hold things. Plus you can draw wire through it too!

        The tension of course was equal from one jaw to the other and super parallel! and the handle was comfortable as well. Now, the most important thing was I didn't have to worry about the part falling out of it if I pressed a little or my hand slowly releasing tension while I was working on this part. If You don't have one of these, get one.It's even better than any Reverse tension Tweezers you can get and about the same cost per unit!

         "Helping Hands " or "Extra Hands" are okay, but unless you cover or modify them, the jaws will inadvertently leave a mark on the part's surface due to the zig/zag edge on them. Not so with this " Hand Vise". I wouldn't recommend using it for Spray painting, But for Brush painting a small part they work well. The Wooden handle is smooth finished, so you won't have to worry about splinters or stuff like that.

       I also gave it another test. I took a wheel from a gear set for a static model where these holes were very visible.The Company just used indentations I guess becaues adding holes would be to expensive on the mold. Well, I held that gear steady and drilled every hole out and nary a one is crooked or out of place. Plus! And this is the most important part. The parts stayed secure during the whole drilling process without moving, or the vise leaving a mark! Or, the part moving and causing a broken teensy drill bit!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:20 AM

Hey TB-- can you post a link to what you got? I did a search under hand tool and many things come up. Let me know, I am interested.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, May 14, 2022 5:07 PM

Okay, Bakster:

 This is what I have from Micro-Mark. In the spring catalogue is this. It is called the "Super Hand Vise" -# 85139, on page 83, Top center of the page. Go to www.micromark.com to see it. It has already proven itself to me. I have already found that because of the grooves if you don't set it too tight, you can"Draw" fine soft wire.

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 14, 2022 5:11 PM

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:47 AM

AHA !

     That's exactly it!

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:23 AM

Nice!! I may have to have a closer look at this one. Thanks for posting it TB.

                   

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 15, 2022 9:17 AM

Tanker-Builder

Okay, Bakster:

 This is what I have from Micro-Mark. In the spring catalogue is this. It is called the "Super Hand Vise" -# 85139, on page 83, Top center of the page. Go to www.micromark.com to see it. It has already proven itself to me. I have already found that because of the grooves if you don't set it too tight, you can"Draw" fine soft wire.

 

 

Hey TB, it looks and sounds good. I will order one. I like the idea of being able to set the tension. I hate using typical clamps for fear of gnawing plastic, and it usually does.

Thanks too John, for the picture. Yes

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