PanaVise vises are great for electronics, hobby work, or any delicate task that requires more finesse or precision than a large bulky iron vise allows. The 301 standard PanaVise is reasonably sized and features a split ball design that allows 180° tilt, 360° turn, and 360° rotate positioning adjustments.
PanaVise’s 301 vise is suitable for many “third hand” and work holding tasks, and is a great general purpose or starter choice. PanaVise also offers a selection of additional vise components and vises for specialized work, such as for holding PCBs, micrometers, even smaller workpieces, large workpieces, and so forth. For the most part, unless noted otherwise, PanaVise’s various work holding components are interchangeable.
We’ve been periodically checking the price on the 301 standard vise, and it looks like it is typical priced at $35-42. The vise has recently dropped in price to approximately $29 on Amazon, and if we hadn’t already spent our entire tool budget last week, we’d pick one up. If the price of the vise jumps back up, the 301’s head and base can be purchased separately from Amazon for ~35 or so.