- Attaches securely to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface
- Features an easy-to-use single knob which, controls head movement through 3-planes: 210 Degree Tilt, 360 Turn and 360 Rotation
- Fine/coarse adjusting knob controls jaw pressure for delicate work
- Grooved jaws are excellent for holding small objects and are made of reinforced thermal composite plastic continuous heat tolerance to 350 F (177 C), intermittent heat up to 450 F (204 C)
- Limited Lifetime Warranty!
PanaVise 209 Vacuum Base Pv Jr.
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The PanaVise 209 vacuum base Pv Jr. is a portable work-holding tool attaches to smooth, flat, non-porous surfaces, and adjusts to a wide range of positions. The PanaVise 209 vacuum base PV Jr. is designed for light-duty uses such as field repairs, electronics, and hobbies. It has a rubber base and lever combination at its surface contact, and features tilt adjustment up to 210-degrees, along with 360-degree turns and rotations, fine and coarse clamping abilities, grooved jaws for easy holding power, and heat-tolerant jaws.
Light Duty, Vacuum Powered Portability
The PanaVise 209 vacuum base PV Jr. is a one-piece work-holding tool with specialized elements at its base and head. The rubber base is 3-3/8" (86.4 mm) wide, with an integrated lever along its upper edge. A downward flip of the lever lifts the inner center of the base up when against a nonporous surface, creating a vacuum action powerful enough to secure the holding tool and the item secured within its jaws. The unit can be used on horizontal or vertical planes, and a dual adjustment mechanism on the vise head allows for both coarse and fine adjustments. The holding power of the jaws can be softened with an optional padded accessory for holding extremely delicate items (sold separately). The head element of the PanaVise 209 vacuum base PV Jr. has jaws composed of reinforced thermal composite plastic that are 2" (50.8 mm) tall x 1" (25.4 mm) wide, and open to 2-7/8" (73 mm). The grooves along the jaws' inner edges are designed for dependable holding power of all kinds of items. Because vise applications such as circuit board wiring and jewelry making- involve soldering, the vise head assembly of the PanaVise 209 vacuum base PV Jr. is highly heat resistant, with continuous heat tolerance to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and intermittent heat tolerance to 450 degrees F (204 degrees C).
Tilt, Turn and Rotate Functionality
The PanaVise 209 Vacuum Base PV Jr. utilizes PanaVise single-knob "split-ball" functionality at the point of contact between its base and vise head. Once an item is secured within the head, the split-ball system allows for maneuvering separate planes (tilt, turn and rotate). The complete range of mobility possible with the 209 Vacuum Base PV Jr.'s split-ball system is a 210-degree tilt to the side, along with either an angled rotation, or level turn range of 360 degrees. The PanaVise 209 vacuum base PV Jr. also allows for an added 140 degrees of movement via an adjustment knob at its base. This adjustment utilizes positive indents to prevent "flopping," and locks the arm firmly into place while working on items. The combined range of mobility allows a user to rearrange a work item into virtually any position, and eliminates the need to adjust the overall position of the work station.
- A portable vise suited to small-sized projects such as arts and crafts, model making, electronics, jewelry making and so on
- Lever locks vacuum pad into place on any smooth, flat, non-porous surface
- The easy-to-use "split-ball" adjustment element utilizes single-knob controls for head movement through three separate planes
- Fine/coarse adjusting knob controls jaw pressure for delicate work
- Grooved jaws securely hold small objects and are made of reinforced thermal composite plastic
- Durable, heat-tolerant vise head assembly construction
- Height: 7-1/2" (173 mm)
- Weight: 0.8 lbs. (0.4 kg)
- Split-ball adjustability
- Rotation: 360 degrees
- Turn: 360 degrees
- Tilt: 210 degrees
- Independent arm adjustability: 140 degrees
- Continuous heat tolerance: Up to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C)
- Intermittent heat tolerance: Up to 450 degrees F (204 degrees C)
- Vise opening: up to 2-7/8" (73 mm)
- Jaw width: 1" (25.4 mm)
- Jaw height: 2" (50.8 mm)
- Base diameter: 3-3/8" (86.4 mm)
What's in the Box?
- PanaVise 209 vacuum base PV Jr.
- User's manual and warranty information
Limited Lifetime Warranty
All PanaVise products are warranted against defective materials and/or workmanship to all original consumer owners from the date of original consumer purchase for the lifetime of ownership by the original consumer owner. In the event of defective materials and/or workmanship, PanaVise Products, Inc. will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, the defective product within 60-days from the receipt of the defective product. The Warranty does not apply to damage not resulting from defective materials and/or workmanship while in the possession of the original consumer or to unreasonable use by the original consumer, which includes but is not limited to improper installation, or failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance.
Founded in 1957 by tool and die maker Otto Colbert and currently headquartered in Reno, Nevada, PanaVise is a leader in work-holding products. Over the years, a natural outgrowth of this expertise has been continued development of other items which hold things securely and offer a wide range of motion. Important areas in which this has been applied include, Electronics, CCTV Camera Mounts, and Audio/Video Mounts, earning PanaVise the nickname the "the hold it anywhere you want it company."
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but despite how well it can stick to surfaces, its still only for smaller to medium sized projects because the whole arm wiggles a bit no matter how tight u make it. i had gotten this so i could do some filing work on some knives, but the wiggling would be a pain and would eventually screw me up. but it still works very nicely on my electronic projects so it wasn't a complete loss :)
I like the vacuum base. It works very well on my wooden bench. Very easy to get it attached, and a simple locking mechanism.
The articulating arm has a good range, and the tightening mechanism works well. It gripped my iPhone4 nicely and was very solid.
The screw used for moving the clamping arms is a little smaller than I'd have preferred, which is making me wonder if it will hold up to a heavier load. The clamping arms are also plastic, which showed when I was tightening the vise to hold the phone. It worked, but at one point I began to wonder if they should have been made of metal.
Sorry for the basic review, but I wanted to get it out there that my experience with this vise is a good one.
Couple of things to be aware of:
As the name implies, it can hold only relatively small printed circuits.
Since it uses a vacuum base you will need to attach it to a smooth surface. I attached it to a 20cm X 20cm (about 8" X 8") acrylic tile and it works very well.
The only thing I wish it had is a faster way to move the jaws since it can take a little while to move from the fully open position to a fairly closed position.
--Heat-resistant vise grips with nice grooves that hold on to a PCB
--Articulation works well and feels sturdy
--Jaw threading is stiff and difficult to operate
--Jaw handle is small and uncomfortable to turn more than fine adjustments
--The suction cup base does not stay down, even on a very even non-porous surface
I could forgive the suction cup, since I could do something like glue it down, but the vice jaws are too difficult to open and shut due to the combination of the stiff threads and crappy adjustment handle.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excatly what I needed. Works better than I thought and stronger than I tought. Great suction cup.Published 1 month ago by S. King
Great, love the suction cup, it really holds well. taking measurements while holding the circuit you always feel you are short of hands. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Giuseppe
The parts of this vice are very well made and feel strong (despite being all plastic), and when it's suctioned down, it feels remarkably sturdy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Icey
Not quite what I expected and I am having difficulty with the suction cup base. I cannot get it to stick for any length of time on a flat smooth surface. Read morePublished 9 months ago by WesZ