The HNT Gordon pattern maker’s viseis 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 thetilting platewhich fits into the vise’sback jawusing a ½” dog hole. If holding parallel objects thistilting plateis not required. The tilting plate is an additional purchase and is not included in the price of the vise. This can be purchased separately.
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.
Thepattern maker’s visewill hold objects up to 150mm (6”) wide. This is reduced to 120mm (4 3/4”) when using thetilting platefitted. The jaw size is 160mm x 340mm.
In both cases, the vise will rotate 360° to give four different working heights and any angle in between. The vise will also tilt 90° from vertical to horizontal and is capable of being locked at any angle.
This vise has the new generation precision non-racking design which gives you significant holding power with little force on thecrank handle. If using your vise a lot, this will significantly reduce your workload over the course of a day.
You can put a cork rubber liner/ 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 separately.