Pattern Makers Vice (Vise) - No Racking
Your pattern maker’s vice (vise) is designed to hold any object, from those with parallel sides through to those with tapers or double tapers. To hold tapered objects, you will need the tilting plate which fits into the vice’s back jaw using a ½” dog hole. If holding parallel objects this tilting plate is not required. The tilting plate is an additional purchase and is not included in the price of the vice. This can be purchased here.
You can also custom make a tapered jaw to hold a particular job you have. This can be held in the back jaw using a ½” dowel in the corresponding dog hole.
The pattern maker’s vice (vise) will hold objects up to 150mm (6”) wide. This is reduced to 120mm (4 3/4”) when using the tilting plate fitted.
In both cases, the vice will rotate 360° to give four different working heights and any angle in between. The vice will also tilt 90° from vertical to horizontal and is capable of being locked at any angle.
This vice (vise) has the new generation precision non-racking design which gives you significant holding power with little force on the crank handle. If using your vice a lot, this will significantly reduce your workload over the course of a day.
You can put a leather (or equivalent) soft jaw on the front and/or back jaw for better work holding when dealing with timber that is not quite parallel, which can be purchased here.
You can download the installation guide for more information here.
We make contemporary fine furniture and we specialize in chairs. On a recent production run of 7 Cascade rocking chairs (http://www.dunstonedesign.com.au/furniture/product/cascade-rocking-chair) , we estimate that the HNT Gordon Patternmaker's vice saved us at least half an hour per chair (each Cascade takes 45 hours to make). What's more, the vice made working on the Cascades more comfortable, so it was easier on our craftsmen. The boys love our HNT Gordon Patternmakers vices! No professional workshop should be without one.
I love my new HNT Gordon pattern makers vice. By far the best vice I’ve ever owned. Not only do they make great hand tools, they make amazing vices.
Ah Terry Gordon (HNT Gordon & Co.) - You are a genius. What a vise. Rock solid wherever I position it. Exquisitely made and a pleasure to use.
Well I'm here to tell ya You knocked it out of the park with your pattern makers vise. It's the nicest vise I have ever used. I love it so much that I'm going to get your front & tail vise. I was just out in my garage shop checking out the tilting jaw in action - man, that jaw works! The action of the vise is so smooth & there is absolutely no racking. It's a pleasure to use.