One of the most useful hand tools is a pin vice - use with drill bits, burrs and more for drilling jump ring holes, setting stones, carving and engraving into dry (pre fired) clay - this model is the best one I've used - the wooden head makes it comfortable to use and the alternative chucks make it super adaptable. Love it! Have them for myself and for all my clay and stone setting students to use
Our lovely swivel pin vice. So comfortable to use with its wooden handle, which sits in your palm.
This pin vice offers the user a multi-chuck pin vise that is more comfortable to use than conventional hex head vises. The rounded head fits comfortably into the palm of your hand, making it easier to drill, ream or twist.
Measures 4" long with two double-ended chucks from zero to 3.3mm capacity. Comes with 2 reversible collets (also called chucks or bit holders) that fit bits which are 0-1.2, 1.3-2.4, 0.8-2.0 and 1.8-3mm. The collets are stored inside the tool, the tip and end of the vice unscrews.
Drill bits not included.
I like this tool! I use it to make holes in dry clay, and it works really well. It's much more comfortable for your hand to use this tool then to hold a little little drill between your fingers.
Wish I hadn't waited so long to try a swivel pin vice!!! I mostly use drill and burr bits in dry clay and this vice made the job so easy. Good value, and nice neat holes as you don't have to keep repositioning your hands or drill bit!