The PanaVise 396 wide-opening work-holding tool is a general work-holding tool bundle designed for holding larger, heavier objects. The 396 features a head that opens up to 6", and features removable neoprene jaw pads, and the PanaVise 300 standard base. The PanaVise 300 standard baseis compatible with additional tool and vise head options, and features PanaVise "split-ball" functionality which utilizes single-knob controls for head movement through three separate planes (tilt, turn and rotate).
General work-holding secure power for larger, heavier objects. View larger.
The General Work-holding Tool for Larger Objects
The PanaVise 396 wide opening head work-holding tool is made up of two PanaVise components: the 366 wide opening vise head and the 300 standard base. The 366 vise head is 11" (279.4 mm) in length and opens up to 6" (152.4 mm) with neoprene pads attached (6-1/4" (158.8 mm) with pads off). The body of the head above the stem has a black oxide coating to reduce glare from overhead work lights. The included 1-7/8" neoprene jaw pads are reversible and removable. One side of the pads contains multiple grooves designed for flat surfaces, while the other has a wide 'V' groove to hold round objects. The PanaVise 300 standard base includes a 3-3/4" (95.2 mm) tall stand with a 4-5/16" (109.5 mm) footprint, and weighs 1.4 lb. (0.6 kg). To secure the entire unit to a work bench or an optional base mount, the 396 features a bolt circle at the bottom edge of the base, which is countersunk for three 1/4" flathead screws.
A 6" jaw opening and 3-plane adjustability
(bench clamp mount not included). View larger.
Reversible neoprene jaw pads for securely holding a range of items. View larger.
Tilt, Turn and Rotate Functionality
The PanaVise PanaVise 396 wide opening head work-holding tool utilizes PanaVise single-knob "split-ball" functionality at the point of contact between its base and vise head attachment. Once an item is secured within the head, the split-ball system allows maneuvering along three separate planes. The mobility range of the model 396's split-ball system is a 90-degree tilt to the side, along with either an angled rotation, or a level turn range of 360 degrees. This mobility range allows a user to rearrange a work item into any position, eliminating the need to adjust the overall position of the work station.
Additional Head Options
Although the PanaVise 396 work-holding tool is primarily intended for use with the included 366 wide opening vise head attachment, it is also compatible with a range of other vise head accessories. Its base works with all PanaVise 300 series vise heads, as well as the PV Jr. model 203 head, or any other tool with a 5/8" diameter shaft.
- Components designed for holding larger, heavier objects
- Wide jaws open up to 6"
- Reversible neoprene jaw pads are ribbed on one side and have a wide 'V' notch on the other side
- Load control knob allows adjustment in all three axes (90-degree tilt, 360-degree rotation and 360-degree angled turn)
- Base accepts all 300 series vise heads or any 5/8" diameter shaft
|Overall ||366 Wide Opening Vise Head ||300 Standard Base |
- Height: 7-5/16" (185.7 mm)
- Weight: 3 lbs. (1.4 kg)
- 3-plane adjustability
- Rotation: 360 degrees
- Turn: 360 degrees
- Tilt: 90 degrees
- Height: 5-1/8" (130.2 mm)
- Weight: 1.6 lb. (0.7 kg)
- Head length: 11" (279.4 mm)
- Post/Stem diameter: 5/8" (15.9 mm)
- Jaw range:
- 0" to 6" (152.4 mm) - pads on
- 0" to 6-1/4" (158.8 mm) - pads off
- Jaw pads: Neoprene; removable; 1-7/8" (47.6 mm) high x 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) wide
- Height: 3-3/4" (95.2 mm)
- Weight: 1.4 lb. (0.6 kg)
- Diameter: 4-5/16" (109.5 mm)
- Shaft diameter accepted: 5/8" (15.9 mm)
- Bolt circle countersunk for three 1/4" flathead screws
What's in the Box?
- PanaVise 366 wide opening vise head
- PanaVise 300 standard base
- Two 346 deluxe neoprene jaw pads
- 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."