Vises are used to secure material while you are working on it.
Make sure all material is secured to prevent it from moving. This
is especially important when using power tools. There are three
different types of vises in the Model Shop. Make sure you know
what each vise is used for.
This general vise can be used to secure
any material – wood, plastic, metal or composites. This is
not the best vise to use when finishing wood because of the
knurled finish on the jaws, which will mar the wood surface.
||There are two woodworking vises in the Model
Shop. They are specifically used for holding finished wood.
The jaws are smooth, and have a large surface area. This
prevents damage to the surface of the wood being finished.
||The third type of vise in the Model Shop is a
drill press vise. As its name implies, this type of vise is
designed only for use on a drill press table. This vise can be
moved around the table so the material can be positioned
properly to prevent the drill bit from boring into the metal
parts of the vise. When using the drill press with this type
of vise, make sure the bolts (red arrows) are tightened to
prevent the material from moving. Be sure to loosen the bolts
when you are finished using the drill press.