How To Make Metal Bench Vise || Homemade Bench vise || Make A vise Without Welding

 Suthar Sandeep  6833 View  January 29, 2020  Comments (14 )


Bench Vice used in Engineering Workshop: A Bench Vice is a holding tool which is used to hold the specimen or the workpiece in between the two jaws. Out of the two jaws, one jaw is fixed and the other is movable.

A vice has two parallel jaws which work together to firmly clamp an object and hold it in place. A threaded screw, which is connected to the jaws, runs through the body of the vice, and its movement is controlled by a handle, which is located on the outer end of a vice.

Metal Bench Vise is used to clamp metal instead of wood. It is used to hold metal when filing or cutting. It is sometimes made of cast steel or malleable cast iron, but most are made ofcast iron. However, most heavy duty vises are 55,000 psi cast steel or 65,000 psi ductile iron. Some vises have a cast iron body but a steel channel bar. Cast iron is popular because it is typically 30,000 psi grey iron which is rigid, strong and inexpensive. The jaws are often separate and replaceable, usually engraved with serrated or diamond teeth. Soft jaw covers made of aluminium, copper, wood (for woodworking) or plastic may be used to protect delicate work. The jaw opening of an engineer's vise is almost always the same size as the jaw width, if not bigger.

An metal bench vise is bolted onto the top surface of a workbench,with the face of the fixed jaws just forward of its front edge. The vise may include other features such as a small anvil on the back of its body. Most bench vises have a swivel base.

Parts of Bench Vice:

1. Jaws (fixed jaw and movable jaw)

2. Fixed body

3. Movable body

4. Handle

Material Used:-

2 nos. L Section channel 2” (10” (inch) length)

12mm thickness metal plate

10mm thickness metal plate

2 nos. hard metal pieces (1.5cm*2cm) 8cm length (for both jaws)

5/8 Threaded metal piece 30mm*30mm (20mm thickness) for main bolt

5/8 Main bolt (11” length)

Spring 17mm diameter (30mm length)

Washers and pin

8mm stud with 2 lock nuts (7” length) for handle

10 nos. 5mm countersunk allenky bolts

4 nos. 6mm countersunk allenky bolts

18 nos. ¼ countersunk allenky bolts

4 nos. 3/16 headed allenky bolts


How To Make:-

This metal bench vise is divided in to two parts. First is fixed part and second is movable part. First step is, make a base of the metal bench vise. I have used 12mm thickness metal plate to make a base of this bench vise.

Cut the 12mm metal plate in to the shape of image shown, using angle grinder. Dimension is 5.25”*7” (inch).

Next step is, attach the 5/8 threaded metal piece of 30mm*30mm (20mm thickness) on the base plate for 5/8 main bolt. I have used 2 nos. ¼ countersunk allenky bolts (25mm length) to attach this metal piece on the base plate.

Now, cut the 2 nos. 12mm metal plate in to the shape of the image shown. Dimension is 7cm*8.5cm. Attach both this metal plate on base plate by using of 6 nos. ¼ countersunk allenky bolts. This is the main body of the fixed part.

Cover the main body of the fixed part with 7.5cm*3cm metal piece and 4.5cm*4.7cm metal piece (12mm thickness) by using of 6 nos. 5mm countersunk allenky bolts.


Then after, I make a movable body of the bench vise. This is the movable part. I have used 2 nos. L Section channel (10” length). Overlap and attach both this L section channel by using of 4 nos. ¼ countersunk allenky bolts (25mm length) as shown in the image.


Cut the 2 nos. 10mm metal plate in to the shape of the image shown. Dimension is 5cm*8cm (10mm thickness). Attach this both plate with the movable body by using of 6 nos. ¼ countersunk allenky bolts, as shown in the image.

Cover this movable body part from 4.5cm*4.7cm (12mm thickness) metal plate by using of 4 nos. 5mm countersunk allenky bolts.

Next and last step is to make a handle of the bench vise. I have used 5/8 Main bolt (11” length) to move the movable part of this metal bench vise and 8mm stud with 2 lock nuts (7” length) for handle.

I attach spring 17mm diameter (30mm length), washers and pin to fix the main bolt with the moving part for better movement, as shown in the image.

Assemble fixed and movable part and the bench vise is ready to use.

For better understanding, watch the video given below.

Comments (14)

Morel clément ,   Pact

Très beau travail. Étant en confinement j'ai décidé de faire exactement le même et j'ai presque fini. Merci pour les étape et la vidéo.

RePly  March 28, 2020
Bekti,   Jakarta.

Please let me know, dimension peace by peace.

RePly  March 26, 2020
Khoudi,   Alger

Sincèrement j'étais émerveillé par cet article, bien fini on dirait qu'il a été usiné. Felicitatin

RePly  March 22, 2020
Ricardo Ruiz Guerrero,   Pasto Nariño Colombia

buen dias haga el favor necesito plantilla de mordaza muchas gracias

RePly  March 14, 2020
silvio,   Split

Fantastičan posao...bravo

RePly  March 6, 2020
ken,   Deliceto

Hello please let me know how much for Bench Vise please includig shippment for Italy

RePly  February 24, 2020

Want To Vise Buy Have Much price This Vise

RePly  February 23, 2020
Kushartono Adiwinoto,   Jakarta-Indonesia

Good job, bro..very good explaine..thx

RePly  February 18, 2020
Lucilene ,   São Benedito

Compradora meu esposo esse Torno

RePly  February 14, 2020
AbdulLatif ,   guwahati

so, nice.

RePly  February 2, 2020
Osman Mohammed suale,   Accra

Too nice and helpful

 February 6, 2020

O meu amigo parabens trabalhoperfeito eu também prefiro parafuso ao inves de solda abraço

RePly  January 31, 2020

RePly  January 31, 2020

It's an Excellent Idea and amazing Job. Put this product in open market with offordable price.

RePly  January 30, 2020
Carlos Amador almonte palacios,   Fresnillo., zacatecas, México

Felicidades, muy buen trabajo sin soldar, (ya q n s soldar) Saludos d antemano Fallo., zac., México

RePly  January 30, 2020

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