USING A MACHINIST'S BENCH VISE
MAKE-SURE THE VISE IS BOLTED
SECURELY TO A BENCH OR TABLE
AND THE SWIVEL BASE IS LOCKED.
Open jaws (1) of vise wide enough to allow you to
insert the object you want to clamp.
Use brass or copper caps on vise jaws to
protect soft material when clamping.
Do not strike vise with a heavy object or try
to hold large work in a small vise.
Insert object (2) to be clamped between vise jaws
and tighten handle (3).
Work should be held firmly in place, but the jaws
should not be so tight that they mar the finish. A
piece of rawhide or leather may be used to protect
highly polished surfaces:
When holding hard material in vise jaws
tightened by hand, give the vise handle a
sharp rap for final tightening.