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  • Two Different Vises Offered
  • Jaws Available in Nylon or Steel


Split-Ball Joint Allows for 90° Tilt and 360° Turn and Rotation


Flat Bottom and Sides Allow for Vertical or Horizontal Orientations

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These vises offer various solutions for woodworking and metalworking designs. The Pana Vise's split-ball joint offers a large range of versatility and is designed to be bolted onto a working surface. The Toolmakers vise is made of ground tool steel, making it sturdy and reliable, and features a flat bottom and sides, allowing it to be set horizontally or vertically on any flat working surface. For specific details regarding each vise, please see below.

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Item #% Weight
TMV2 12.60% 0.97 kg

Smart Pack

  • Reduce Weight of Packaging Materials
  • Increase Usage of Recyclable Packing Materials
  • Improve Packing Integrity
  • Decrease Shipping Costs

Thorlabs' Smart Pack Initiative is aimed at waste minimization while still maintaining adequate protection for our products. By eliminating any unnecessary packaging, implementing packaging design changes, and utilizing eco-friendly packaging materials for our customers when possible, this initiative seeks to improve the environmental impact of our product packaging. Products listed above are now shipped in re-engineered packaging that minimizes the weight and the use of non-recyclable materials.b As we move through our product line, we will indicate re-engineered packages with our Smart Pack logo.

  • Travel-based emissions reduction calculations are estimated based on the total weight reduction of packaging materials used for all of 2013’s product sales, traveling 1,000 miles on an airplane, to provide general understanding of the impact of packaging material reduction. Calculations were made using the EPA’s shipping emissions values for different modes of transport.
  • Some Smart Pack products may show a negative weight reduction percentage as the substitution of greener packaging materials, such as the Greenwrap, at times slightly increases the weight of the product packaging.

Posted Comments:
user  (posted 2016-07-27 15:11:52.137)
Could you please confirm the weight of the toolmaker vise? It is currently stated as "Weight (Mass): >5 lbs (11 kg)". Is it 5lbs, or 5kg?
jlow  (posted 2012-08-03 18:09:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: I will get in contact with you directly regarding the replacement jaws.
cbrideau  (posted 2012-08-02 16:48:13.0)
Any chance of getting replacement fingers for the Pana Vise through you guys?

Pana Vise

  • Electrically Isolated, Non-Marring Nylon Jaws
  • Vise Jaws Mounted on a Split-Ball Joint: 90° Tilt, 360° Turn, and 360° Rotation
  • Nominal Dimensions of Jaws: 2.5" (63.5 mm) Wide x 0.5" (12.7 mm) Tall with 2.25" (57.2 mm) Jaw Capacity
  • Height: 6.25" (158.8 mm)
  • Weight (Mass): 2.7 lbs (1.22 kg)

The PV1 Pana Vise can be secured to a working surface in three places using the Ø1/4" (6.35 mm) countersunk mounting holes, which are located on a bolt circle that is 4.31" (109.5 mm) in diameter. The Pana Vise's nylon jaws help to reduce unintended marring, and are mounted on a post that slides into a split-ball joint. This arrangement enables the vise jaws to turn 360° on the post as well as rotate 360° and tilt 90° using the ball, allowing for a multitude of arrangements. All three degrees of freedom are locked down using a single locking knob, which makes the Pana Vise easy to orient so that the part being held can be worked on at the optimal angle.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
PV1 Support Documentation
PV1Large Pana Vise, 2.25" (57.2 mm) Full Opening

Toolmakers Vise

  • Machined from Cast and Ground Tool Steel
  • V-Groove Machined into Jaws for Holding Round Stock
  • Nominal Dimensions of Jaws: 2.5" (63.5 mm) Wide x 1.5" (38.1 mm) Deep with 2.5" (63.5 mm) Jaw Capacity
  • Flat Base and Sides
  • Minimum Length Including Vise Screw: 7.44" (189 mm)
  • Weight (Mass): 6.1 lbs (2.77 kg)

The TMV2 Toolmakers Vise is ideal for use in a machine shop. This ground tool steel vise has a flat bottom and sides that allow it to lay flat on all three surfaces. This vise is an excellent choice for holding small parts that are being drilled and tapped for mounting holes.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
TMV2 Support Documentation
TMV2Large Toolmakers Vise, 2.5" (63.5 mm) Full Opening
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