USING A PIPE VISE
SHARP. HANDLE WITH CARE.
The following procedure provides
the steps required to fasten a piece
of pipe in a hinged jaw pipe vise.
Open the pipe-holding jaws (1) by turning the
threaded T-handle (2).
Lift locking device (3) and open pipe vise.
Insert section of pipe (4) in vise and close pipe
vise, by pushing locking device against lip on the
side of the lower holding jaw (5).
Insert locking bolt through aligned holes of upper
and lower lip jaws.
Do not apply too much pressure to
copper or aluminum pipe.
Tighten the pipe holding jaws by turning the
CARE OF VISES
Clean with a rag after each use, and apply a light coat of
Never strike a vise with a heavy object or try to hold
large work in a small vise.
Keep jaws in good condition.
Never oil the swivel base or swivel joint, as this
decreases its holding power.
When not using a vise, bring the jaws lightly together
and leave the handle in a vertical position. This will
protect the jaws.