Our smallest vise, and arguably our handiest around the house: call it the Jaws of Aluminum. Clamp this small table vise onto a surface up to 3/4" thick and let it be your third hand. The jaws are 1-1/2" wide and open to a maximum of 1-1/4".
It's officially a watch-case holder, and indispensable for jewelers and watch collectors, but it's equally useful for holding anything small and squirrely while you work on it. A pair of 1-3/4" long x 15/16" tall brackets have (4) sets of (6) holes that take (4) movable posts. Spring-loaded jaws dial open to a max of 1".
Stop wrapping duct tape around your vise, and protect delicate material the right way with this pair of hard-rubber, ribbed pads made to cover the jaws. The pads have (2) rare earth magnets embedded inside the rubber. Made for a 4" vise, they measure 4" long x 1-1/8" high x 3/8" thick with a lip along one long side. The rubber is 3/32" thick.
Hemostats are the clamplike devices dangling from veins and arteries in
melodramatic operating scenes. Our particular collection are Pakistani
surgical-grade instruments made of magnetic stainless steel. As such we
rate them pretty good, but not fantastic. Hemostats look like little
pliers. The jaws are relatively fine, with rounded tips. The inside
faces are lightly serrated to get a grip on tubing or body plumbing. And
the handles are much longer than the jaws. Now the heavenly part.
Great hobby clamps that can be worked into small areas. Fine heat sinks
for electronics. Good hook extractors for trout fisherpeople. Excellent
tubing clamps for flow-sensitive chemistry experiments. Sizes are
What a cool little clamp! Only 8" long overall, the jaws open to 4" when you press the release button and close incrementally as you pull the trigger. The 3/4" x 7/8" pads on the metal-and-plastic tool won't mar the surfaces they're sandwiching. Makes you want to find something to clamp!
Like a third hand in the electronics lab, this circuit-board rack from Elenco® has a pair of stable 6-1/2" legs and 3" tall arms with clips, one spring-loaded, to hold the board. It's a must for any electronics DIY-er. Adjusts from 0 to 9-3/8" apart and lets you rotate the board it holds a full 360 degrees. Both clips and legs lock with thumbscrews.
Got unmet clamping needs? This (18)-piece set of tough nylon clamps with stiff, tempered steel springs and soft, swivel pads will hold together pretty much anything. You get (8) with 3/4" deep jaws that open to 1-1/8"; (4) 1-1/4" deep x 1-3/8"; (2) 1-3/4" deep x 2"; (2) 2-3/8" deep x 2-1/4"; and (2) 3-1/2" deep x 3-5/8".
Clamps. Whatever. These measure approx 5" long x 1-1/2"' at their widest. They open to about 2", though, so they'll not only grab test tubes, they'll pluck cubes from an ice bucket. Or carry a few stems of asparagus. And you do get a pair, so you could always have a tong war.
Our each is a set of (42) assorted zinc-plated steel clamps with rubber insulation, for wiring, hoses, etc. You get (20) at 1/4"; (8) at 5/16"; (6) at 3/8" and (4) each at 1/2" and 5/8", all marked with the size and in a plastic storage box.
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