One piece of equipment we all need in the lab for our electronics project is a set of good vises. I am using quite happily several PanaVise models 201 and 301 for years now. But for my vacation project, I’ve decided to try out the Hakko’s Omnivise PCB holders. I bought two of them because of the size of the PCB I need to hold. For a smaller project, one may suffice. These vises are vertical in the sense that they hold the PCBs horizontally (see pictures) and can do it 360 degrees around. The height is adjustable in five positions and the build quality is remarkable. With a weight of three pounds, it feels very stable. The cherry on the cake, these vises are ESD safe – if you need it. I will spend some time using them during the next days. I will update this post with some real user feedback once I finished my project. Stay tuned!
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How did you find the vices? I am using the PanaVise and PCB Grip from Kickstarter to stop chips and BGA Chips from shooting across the room. I did have a Scotle for larger PCB’s, but these look great and much more compact
Ryan Pallett apologies for missing somehow your question and comment. I like them, but they are not well suited for all jobs. In particular, when you have to swap your boards – the bigger, the more annoying. So, for these swappy jobs, I would not récolent them. Besides, they are great and take no place. As usual with this brand, they are well made (heavy, which is good), and if you need it ESD-safe. Again, I apologies for my delayed answer. Have a great WE.
Jamel Tayeb No problem with the delay, I appreciate your advice 👍. Have a great Easter – if you celebrate it of course.