Open-Side Pipe Vise

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The Forum Open-Side Pipe Vise is a rugged screw-type vise that will hold tubing, drillpipe, manifold fittings, valves - in fact, everything whether in the field, shop, or warehouse.

Size Range

No. 8: 2-3/8 in. to 8-5/8 in. Product Family No. H54020
No. 15: 2-3/8 in. to 15 in. Product Family No. H54023

Benefits/Features

The Forum Open-Side Pipe Vise is easy to use. Equipment may be placed in it from any of three sides. The fourth side acts as a steadying and positioning guide. The counterbalanced handle can be rotated into position and quickly extended for extra leverage - and it is mounted efficiently at arm height, eliminating the fumbling commonly associated with the necessarily inaccessible handle of a chain vise.

The Forum Open-Side Pipe Vise is efficient because it covers a wide range of tubing, drillpipe, and casing sizes, plus those hard-to-hold items such as manifold fittings, valves, etc. One vise takes the place of the usual combination of vises generally required to cover a comparable range. It saves time and eliminates wasteful steps by concentrating operations at a single location. It saves space because it does the multiple jobs of many vises. It’s ideal for tough oilfield and shop service.

The Forum Open-Side Pipe Vise is safe because its positive grip eliminates the usually hazardous task of balancing equipment - and there’s no chance of a sudden, unexpected release due to an improperly placed or a broken link, because the sturdy screw holds the equipment in place.

Construction

The Forum Open-Side Pipe Vise is strong and rugged. Years of heavy usage in our shops and service points have proven its durability. The heavy, cast-steel body is virtually indestructible. The screw is made from one of the toughest steels available. If given ordinary care the Forum Open-Side Pipe Vise will last for years.

Mountings

Although a mounting for the Forum Open-Side Pipe Vise is easy to build and can readily be constructed in most shops, the Vise can be purchased with a tray and a swivel-type mounting in either of two designs:

  1. Open-Side Pipe Vise Mounted on Swivel Base
    This unit contains a Vise, Tray, and Swivel Mounting Post to be cemented in place.
    No. 8: Product Family No. H54021
    No. 15: Product Family No. H54024
  2. Open-Side Pipe Vise Mounted on Bolt-Down-Type Swivel Base
    This unit contains a Vise, Tray, and Swivel Mounting Post with welded base plate for securing to floor, etc., with bolts.
    No. 8: Product Family No. H54022
    No. 15: Product Family No. H54025