How to Identify a Vise

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The following characteristics are known amongst major vise manufacturers and can be used to help identify an unknown vise:

Brand Base Style Base Mounting Tab Style Base Mounting Holes Anvil Style Handle Style Main Screw Style Pipe Jaw Style Jaw Face Style
Swivel, two handles Swivel, one handle Clamp Fixed Fixed, cornered Pointed tabs Round tabs Oval tabs Fixed, cornered None (Clamp-style) 2, over-edge 3, equal-spacing 3, offset 3, in 12/3/6 configuration None Flat With Horn Cylinder Ball (threaded on) Ball (single-piece) Exposed Shielded None Replaceable Fixed Replaceable, screws Replaceable, driven in/off Non-replaceable