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Rated by Thousands of engineers
Swindens Revolving Head Work Holders
The worlds first 360° rotating heavy duty vice used to solve complex engineering challenges.

Appraisal from Jaguar Land Rover

‘Actuator servicing made more efficient. We would normally reposition the heavy work piece 5 times. Simply by using The Swindens, the object remains in the jaws and is rotated to achieve perfect access. An 180 minute operation has been reduced by 30 minutes.’
Paul Smyth, Senior Maintenance Leader Jaguar Land Rover
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Rated by Thousands of engineers
Swindens Revolving Head Work Holders
The worlds first 360° rotating heavy duty vice used to solve complex engineering challenges.

Appraisal from Jaguar Land Rover

‘Actuator servicing made more efficient. We would normally reposition the heavy work piece 5 times. Simply by using The Swindens, the object remains in the jaws and is rotated to achieve perfect access. An 180 minute operation has been reduced by 30 minutes.’
Paul Smyth, Senior Maintenance Leader Jaguar Land Rover
A Swindens can be found in every workshop on HMS Queen Elizabeth & in the Royal Navy
Any member of NATO simply quotes the stock numbers below to purchase a Swindens.
The Swindens Product Range
NATO Stock Number 5120-99-910-6615

Swindens 4” 100mm Vice

  • Full 360° Rotation Vertically
  • Pipe jaw width 3” – 76mm
  • SG Iron and A2 steel manufacture
  • Cast steel pedestal acts as anvil
  • Weight 22kg
  • Hardened steel jaws
  • Left or right handed locking handle

Extras

  • Heavy Duty Swivel base, full 360° Rotation Horizontally
  • Ratchet handles optional.
  • Nylon soft jaws
NATO Stock Number 5120-99-910-6616

Swindens 6” 150mm Vice

  • Full 360° Rotation Vertically
  • Pipe jaw width 5” – 127mm
  • SG Iron and A2 steel manufacture
  • Cast steel pedestal acts as anvil
  • Weight 35kg
  • Hardened steel jaws
  • Left or right handed locking handle

Extras

  • Heavy Duty Swivel base, full 360° Rotation Horizontally
  • Ratchet handles optional.
  • Nylon soft jaws
vesatile bench vice
NATO Stock Number 5120-99-910-6617

Swindens 8” 200mm Vice

  • Full 360° Rotation Vertically
  • Pipe jaw width 7″ – 178mm
  • SG Iron and A2 steel manufacture
  • Cast steel pedestal acts as anvil
  • Weight 65kg
  • Hardened steel jaws
  • Left or right handed locking handle

Extras

  • Heavy Duty Swivel base, full 360° Rotation Horizontally
  • Ratchet handles optional.
  • Nylon soft jaws
See The Swindens Vice At Work
The Swindens vice has been integral to our engineering process. It’s robust, speeds up our workflow substantially and has never broken despite the heavy use it receives.
Richard, Klinger Group Austria
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“I’ve served for 23 years now and I’ve used the Swindens for those 23 years. I have found it to be flawless having used it all over the world. It’s never let me down in any kind of conditions.
Artificer Sergeant Major Appleton, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, British Army
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The handy pipe jaw allows me to work at lots of different angles without wasting time readjusting the vice. It’s a solid vice and is useful for all sorts of projects.
Engineer At Babcock International
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Why Use The Swindens Revolving Head Workholder

Full 360° Rotation Vertically & Horizontally

Accuracy and accessibility are guaranteed as the Swindens rotates 360 vertically and the swivel base 360 degrees horizontally, saving countless hours of readjustments.

Secure Jaws That Hold Any Equipment In Place

Pressure can be applied at 10,000 lbs per square inch. Our pipe jaws hold any piece of equipment safely and securely with no slipping like you may get from other vices.

Anvil Built To Withstand Heavy Use

The Swindens heavy duty vice is built to withstand all weather conditions and impact with the British Army fitting a Swindens to all Tanks and Recovery Vehicles
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Rated by Thousands of engineers
Rated by Thousands of engineers
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See What Our Customers Are Saying...

Saves So Much Time

It saves so much time and effort because of its unique design – its strength is far greater than other vices.
Connor Duckworth, Engineer
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High Level Of Quality

Demonstrates a consistent high level of quality – it simply isn’t sensible to buy tools which aren’t capable of tackling the jobs they need to do.
Vickers PLC​
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Bought 1, Now I Have 4

I bought one and now have four – there can be no greater recommendation for the Swindens Vice
Richard Stork, The Devises Gunsmith
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“Having purchased one we’re saving time and money. The Swindens makes our jobs faster, safer, holds more securely and we don’t damage the chrome on anyones jobs.”
John Harker, MD Harker Hydraulics
Over the past year I have been working with the Swindens Vice which has saved us roughly 10-15% production time, which has in turn increased our profits.

Bill Blacker, Master Barrel Maker Blacker & Son

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I used the Swindens in Kosovo. The Swindens has been invaluable with being able to rotate the head and manipulate the equipment, work it properly and very quickly as well.
Sergeant Keith Patrick, REME
Trusted and used by thousands of Engineers, Meccanics, Farmers, Ship Builders, Jewellers, Fish Farmers, Oil exploration, Plumbers, Gunsmiths and so many others

The Swindens Timeline

The Swindens Patent was filed in the UK and the USA is 1928 by Claude Swinden.
Swindens’ unique Revolving Head Technology becomes standard work-holding tool in the UK Armed Forces, British Rail, etc.
Swindens is integral to the WWII war effort in the manufacture and maintenance of Aircraft, Ships, Tanks and Vehicles.
Swindens becomes widely used within Industry, The Atomic Energy Commission, The Post Office in each mobile workshop, Automobile Association vehicles etc.
Swindens becomes standard equipment for North Sea Oil and Gas contractors such as Schulmberger, , Halliburton , Westinghouse etc.
Swindens are used in Shipbuilding Dockyards, Railway Maintenance, Farming, Jewellery making, Gunsmiths, and the in workshops at HM The Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
Swindens sees service in both Gulf Wars, where we were proud to be told that ‘The Swindens was the only vice not to jam in the sand!’. Swindens served in all Theatre’s of War including Afghanistan.

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