USING A MACHINIST'S BENCH VISE
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
Do not strike vise with a heavy object
or try to hold large work in a small
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