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ElectOtronics is selling the old standard Panavise #301 for only $31.79. I used to be skeptical about the utility of the Panavise, but now I use it for all sorts of delicate jobs that require the multi-axis positioning and gentle grip — filing small parts, tapping, etc. AVToybox lists it for an even lower price, but their cart system seems broken, which is annoying.

I like to attach one of these to the side of my rolling tool cart — it’s great for car work or doubling as a soldering iron holder. Though this may not be a recommended use, it does work well.

Panavise #301 Vise [ElectOtronics]
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4 Responses to Dealmonger: Panavise 301 Standard Vise $31.79

  1. ShopMonger says:

    Holding small parts with ease is always a plus, I have a similiar one for my roll around cart. These are great.

  2. David H says:

    Well, yes. But they charge more than $15 shipping. One of Amazon’s dealers has it for 29.99 + $9.90 shipping.


  3. Eric says:

    We use Panavise when making cables.

    PS: If you’re doing bulk cable assembly, simply clamp the opposite gender connector of what you’ll be working on into the vice and you can quickly swap out connectors as you tin all their pins in a batch.

  4. ChrisW says:

    I use the wide opening (6 inch) vise daily for soldering and light metalwork. The reversible rubber pads don’t scratch and hold small items firmly without crushing them. Eric is right. The best holder for a connector is its mate. I have a board loaded with chassis mount versions of the most common connectors we use. No vise involved. No vice either.

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