The Stanley Quick Vise (STHT83179) is a clamp-on vise that’s – as the name suggests – quick and easy to use. It can be clamped or screwed down to a work table, or any flat and sturdy surface.
Instead of opening and closing with a lead screw, one jaw is fixed and the other can slide along the length of the vise. Clamping is achieved by pulling down on a T-shaped handle.
The steel jaws are 4.5″ wide and come with removable non-marring pads. Stanley says that the vise offers 4.5″ of jaw capacity, but it looks to me like the movable jaw can travel a little more than that.
While you probably won’t get the same level of clamping pressure as with other portable vises, the Quick Vise should be strong enough for light duty work-holding tasks.
It’s currently priced at about $35-$40, but the price come down when the vise starts shipping in a couple of weeks.
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