A “Vice-Pipe Lifter” is a mechanical screw device used for holding a material piece to allow jobs to be performed on it with tools such as cutting, bending, milling, drilling, etc. The vice clasp pipes between a pair of V-shaped parallel jaws, with one jaw fixed and other jaw is adjustable which can be moved away or towards from the fixed jaw by the lever. The Jaws are generally made of hardened carbon steel to give enough clamping of material so that it can be worked on.
There are two main types of jaws used on vices, they are Soft and Hard. Soft jaws are commonly made from a soft metal like Aluminum, used for holding fragile material. Hard jaws are used for holding metal pipes on which cutting, threading, Painting etc., can be done.
There are three types of Vices, They are
Cam Action Vice.
Toolmaker’s Universal Vice.
The Some Of the Uses are
To make holes in the material by holding the material in the vice.
Cutting, the material should be clasped tightly to cut it, but without deforming the piece.
Joining, it may be used as a clamp for gluing wooden elements for solid and durable joints.
In Wooden and Metal works
In clamping the wood and giving a finishing touch by using sand paper in many applications like painting/coating etc.
The Applications of Vice
In joining two wood pieces.
In metal works.
In cutting or sawing of wood or metal pieces.
For drilling the metal or PVC pipes.
For giving a finishing touch when held in vice clasp.
In Plumbing and pipe fitting applications.