Holding tools used in fitting shop comprises of basically vices and clamps. The clamps are
C or G clamp, plane slot, goose neck, double end finger, u-clamp, parallel jaw, and clamping
block. The various types of vices used in fitting shop are given as under:
The vices are hand vice, bench vice, machine vices, carpenter vice, shaper vice, leg vice,
pipe vice, and pin vice.
188.8.131.52.1 Bench vice
Fig 19.32 shows a bench vice commonly used in fitting shop for holding a variety of jobs.
184.108.40.206.2 Machine vice
Fig 19.33 and Fig. 19.34 shows machine vice with swivel base and parallel jaw machine
vice. These types of vices are commonly used in fitting shop for holding a variety of jobs. They
are used for precision work on the machine table like shaping, milling, drilling and grinding.
They are generally made of grey cast iron.