Adaptor Tool Vise with 24 Piece Jaw Set


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The continuing demands of electrical system designers have imposed such rapid development in the field of interconnection technology that new and different hardware is emerging to meet those demands. Along with the introduction of these new, and often more complex connectors and accessories, the challenge for versatile and reliable production tooling becomes apparent. To this end, DMC has accepted the challenge by developing the assembly station vise which provides a reliable and repeatable holding method for countless combinations of connectors and accessories. The use of removable soft-grip jaw inserts allows the vise to easily accommodate all popular connector diameters.

This is a reliable method of retaining circular parts, which avoids damage to critical plating and retains the circular shape of delicate parts. 


The system consists of non-marring jaw inserts and a specially designed vise to hold them. They can be used to hold any circular part within the size range available, including connectors, backshell accessories and adaptor tools.

In a conventional vise, one jaw is stationary, while the other moves on the thread mechanism. The assembly station vise is different in that it employs an opposing thread design; that is, both jaws move in synchronization. This design has several advantages for connector assembly: 

FAST TIGHTENING: A part can be secured faster, which is a benefit to production procedures.

HIGH STRENGTH: A substantial increase in strength and thread life is achieved by the double-thread arrangement.

SELF-CENTERING: Because the jaws move towards each other, the work is always centered in the vise, and therefore, lateral stress and unnecessary movement of the work pieces are not introduced into the process.

ADJUSTABLE STOP: An added feature for convenience and efficiency of operation is the adjustable stop on the vise. This provides for extra gripping stability and a repeatable reference for production line applications.

JAW SETS (Complete Set Included):

A set of jaws is designed to accommodate diameters from .375″ to 3.00″ (3/8″ to 3″), within six different jaw sizes. This provides for flexibility of application; the same system can be used for most or all of the circular connectors and accessories in a cable assembly operation.

Jaws are available in two gripping widths: .400″ and 1.000″. The narrow jaws allow access to accessories which are smaller in diameter than adjacent components, whereas the wider jaws allow for a large grip area when higher torque values are required.

Jaws are made from high-friction material which will not damage connectors or accessories, yet will provide sufficient grip for most operations.

Prevents deformation of circular connectors and accessories by applying holding pressure evenly at four points on the circumference. That is, the jaws apply a force radially at four points equally spaced around the circumference such that the circular part readily accepts it without deformation.

If the force is applied on opposite sides (only two pressure points), the circular part will tend to collapse, and this will produce false torque readings because of increased friction between the components where the threads have been forced together.

A square drive on the thread handle allows the use of a torque device to minimize the possibility of overtightening. The position of the jaw inserts in the vise can be changed to hold the work in the most convenient location for assembly.

The jaw inserts come packaged in a convenient metal container which keeps them clean, orderly and readily available for use. Instructions are also provided for their proper use. There are twelve pairs of jaw inserts in the container which accommodate diameters from 3/8″ to 3″.

Jaw Size 1 for diameters .375 to .531 inches
Jaw Size 2 for diameters .531 to .812 inches
Jaw Size 3 for diameters .812 to 1.063 inches
Jaw Size 4 for diameters 1.063 to 1.375 inches
Jaw Size 5 for diameters 1.375 to 1.690 inches
Jaw Size 6 for diameters 1.690 to 2.030 inches
Related Items:

BT-VS-500 - Assembly Vise Only (Without Jaw Inserts)
BT-S-550 - 24-Piece Set of Jaw Inserts, for use with Vise BT-VS-500

Shipping Weight18.0 LBS
National Stocking Number5120014991467

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