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Work Holding Devices in Fitting -Engineering Workshop

Work Holding Devices in Fitting -Engineering Workshop: The holding devices are used to hold the workpiece or specimen to make various operations on it. Around 5 work holding devices are presented in this article in a detailed manner. The various work holding devices are

  1. Workbench
  2. Bench Vice
  3. Pipe Vice
  4. Hand Vice
  5. Toolmakers vice

The detailed explanation was shown below.

5 types of work holding devices
5 types of work holding devices

Work Holding Devices in Fitting:

1.Work Bench:

  • It is used to hold various components on its surface.
  • It also gives support to human while performing various operations.
Work bench-Work Holding device

2.Bench Vice:

  • Bench Vice is a holding tool which is used to hold the specimen or the workpiece between the two jaws.
bENCH VICE used in Engineering workshop
Bench Vice
  • The Parts of Bench Vice are

a. Jaws

      – Fixed Jaw

      – Movable Jaw



Parts of Bench Vice-Explanation:


The Jaws are used to hold the workpiece by rotating the handle. In that, one jaw is fixed and the other is movable.


All the parts like a handle, jaws etc.are connected to the body of bench vice.


  If the handle is rotated in CW direction, then the workpiece is fixed between two jaws.

  If the handle is rotated in CCW direction, then the workpiece is loosened from the jaws.

3.Pipe Vice:

  • It is similar to Bench Vice but here the Circular/Cylindrical components are to be placed in between the upper and lower jaws due to the curvature of existing jaws.
pipe vice-work holding device
Pipe vice
  • The Parts of pipe vice are handle, screw spindle, movable and fixed jaws etc.

4.Hand vice:

  • A hand vice is a tool which is designed to hold the workpieces in between the jaws.
hand vice-work holding device
Hand vice
  • The wingnut is tightened in CW direction to hold the w/p and loosened in CCW direction.

5.Tool maker’s vice:

  • Screw-driven movable jaw for applying clamping force. 

tool makers vice-work holding devices

  • Made from hardened alloy steel.
  • Single piece construction with V-grooved Jaws.
  • All surface including Jaws and Base are precision ground square and

This is the complete explanation about Work Holding Devices in Fitting  in Engineering Workshop in a detailed manner.If you have any doubts,you can contact us from the comments section.


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