Jaws and Jaw Inserts
sales literature mentions 7
pairs of vise jaws. It says "It has seven pairs of jaws so that it is
adapted to grasp any kind of work without regard to irregularities of
form." Wow, that's some vise, 7 pair. When I first read this, I thought
that there must have been a lot of missing parts from my Emmert vise.
That is not really the case though. Here is a breakdown of these vise
jaws and jaw inserts.
The main vise jaws (one pair)
measure 7 x 18.5 inches. These have button-hole or key-hole openings
which can hold wood pads or jaw insert. One pair of steel faced jaws are
located on the underside of the main vise jaws. These are used to hold
metal objects, pipes or smaller objects. Two pair of small auxiliary
jaws (1" wide) extend from the main jaws. These are commonly called vise
dogs. A taper jaw insert can be used to hold tapered table legs and the
like. This is often missing from the vise but can be
Patrick Leach. Now the last 2 pairs are
where it gets a little tricky. Rotate your Emmert 90 degrees to the
workbench. "Ta Da", now you have a 7" wide pair of jaws above the beam
and a 7" wide pair of jaws below the beam.
Main vise jaws, 18" wide
Steel faced jaws, 3" wide
Auxiliary jaws or vise dogs, 1" wide
Taper Jaw insert, 7" wide
Rotated top half of main jaw, 7" wide
Rotated bottom half of main jaw, 7" wide
know how to get 7 pairs of jaws out of one Emmert.