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Heavy-Duty Vice Military, Best Reliability in 2021

What is the best Heavy-Duty Vice for Military Conditions in 2021?

For any equipment to survive in the harsh and unforgiving military world it has got to be more than tough. Equipment has to be designed and built to withstand brutal conditions. No second chances here. Reliability is paramount. Versatility demanded.

Heavy-Duty Vice Reliability

Chosen equipment has got to come with a reputation that it will surpass expectations and deliver superb performance.

The Swinden heavy-duty vice comes with a history that dates back almost a hundred years when the patent for the Swinden heavy-duty vice was filed in the USA in 1928

Riding on a reputation of impeccable performance in World War Two the Swinden heavy-duty vice became the vice of choice for the majority of companies involved in the North Sea oil and gas industries.

To the present day, the Swinden heavy-duty vice is standard equipment on many of the military vehicles in Afghanistan,

That is why the Swinden Heavy Duty Vice is the preferred piece of equipment. Tough enough to excel in the harshest of environments.

It is a question of material that makes the Swinden Heavy-Duty Vice superior.

Apart from a hammer, the vice is probably at the receiving end of the harshest treatment in the engineering shop. Often strained way beyond realistic limits, vices are expected to perform without fault.

The material of choice for the common vice is a combination of cast iron and steel. Cast iron is used for the body of the vice while the handle and screw are of steel construction.

Cast iron, or grey cast iron, is a combination of iron, silicon, and carbon ( approximately ninety-five, three, and two per cent respectively.)

Cast iron performs well under compression and has great damping properties. This makes it an excellent material to handle vibrations. It has high wearing properties and can handle robust treatment.

It is the silicone that transforms the carbon into graphite flakes and gives the cast iron its distinctive colour and ability to withstand hard-wearing.

To achieve a superior performance the cast iron has to make way for Ductile Iron. The essential difference between the two is that Ductile Iron has carbon nodes as opposed to flakes.

These rounded nodes produce a more pliable material with greater resistance to cracking.

Ductile iron also has greater corrosion resistance because of the addition of noncorrosive metals such as copper.

It is the choice of Ductile iron that gives the Swinden heavy-duty vice the edge over conventional vices in terms of strength.

The closer tolerances achieved by the Swinden heavy-duty vice ensures that the operation of the vice is smooth and accurate.

It is a question of overcoming harsh environmental conditions.

Military equipment has to be able to perform in all types of conditions. From arctic cold to sweltering desert conditions. Rain, hail and snow, as well as sandstorms the Swinden heavy-duty vice has proved it can handle anything nature in a mean-spirited frame of mind, can deal up.

A lot has to do with the design of the vice. The encapsulated screw mechanism ensures that the working heart of the machine stays clean and free of obstructions. A far superior design to those vices that have exposed screw mechanisms that will choke with sand and other debris. 

The Swinden heavy-duty vice has the distinctive protection of a yellow and grey coating. It is not only attractive but also very practical in preventing corrosion. 

Are we talking Versatility?

Traditional vices are limited to a single operation. Material is placed in the vice, clamped and worked on. If the position of the piece needs to be altered the jaws have to be opened and the piece repositioned. Sometimes this is difficult. Always it is time-consuming.

The Swinden heavy-duty vice has no such limitations. The swivel base of the vice allows for a full three hundred and sixty-degree manoeuvrability in the horizontal plane.  This Is a fantastic feature that allows the workpiece to be turned around without any repositioning in the jaws of the vice.

Added to this feature the swivel jaws provide a whole new scope of versatility. The swivel jaws provide the ability to rotate the workpiece through three hundred and sixty degrees in the vertical plane. Together with the swivel base, this allows for the workpiece to be positioned accurately in any position.

This feature is a huge time saver in a variety of operations. In particular welding of difficult workpieces is easily accomplished without the necessity of repositioning the workpiece in the jaws of the vice.

The vice also features jaws to undertake piping work and the swivel mechanism allows for the speedy change for different materials. One of the most frequent comments regarding the Swinden heavy-duty vice is the time-saving facility of the swivel jaws.

More than just a Heavy-Duty Vice

A huge advantage of the Swinden heavy-duty vice design is the incorporation of a cast steel pedestal that acts as an anvil. With limited space and equipment often associated with military environments, this feature adds an additional essential function to the utility of the vice.

The heavy-duty jaws can apply a pressure of one thousand pounds per square inch while the more delicate jaws can safely secure chrome finishes without any damage. A great boost for hydraulic repairs.

A size of Heavy-Duty Vice to suit every operation.

The range of Swinden vices has the correct size of vice to suit most requirements. From the one hundred millimetres ( four-inch) twenty five kilogram entry level vice to the robust sixty-five-kilogram vice with a seven-inch pipe capacity. There is a size to suit every application.

Swinden heavy duty vices have been extensively used in military operations from Kosovo to Afghanistan. They performed without fault from the cold winter conditions in Kosovo to the hot and sandy conditions of the deserts in Afghanistan.

Swinden heavy duty vices are the vice of choice for situations that demand superior performance.

Cast iron performs well under compression and has great damping properties. This makes it an excellent material to handle vibrations. It has high wearing properties and can handle robust treatment.

It is the silicone that transforms the carbon into graphite flakes and gives the cast iron its distinctive colour and ability to withstand hard-wearing.

To achieve a superior performance the cast iron has to make way for Ductile Iron. The essential difference between the two is that Ductile Iron has carbon nodes as opposed to flakes.

These rounded nodes produce a more pliable material with greater resistance to cracking.

Ductile iron also has greater corrosion resistance because of the addition of non-corrosive metals such as copper.

It is the choice of Ductile iron that gives the Swinden heavy-duty vice the edge over conventional vices in terms of strength.

The closer tolerances achieved by the Swinden heavy-duty vice ensures that the operation of the vice is smooth and accurate.

Expect nothing but the best. For any equipment to survive in the harsh and unforgiving military world it has got to be more than tough. Equipment has to be designed and built to withstand brutal conditions. No second chances here. Reliability is paramount.

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