Pin Vise with double collet
For years I distained the use of a pin vise, mainly becuase I was stubborn and all caught up with our fancy diamond-dusted tools. But, so many of our customers kept asking for them that I finally broke down and bought one to experiment with. Guess what? I was wrong and you folks were right. I hate it when that happens... :-)
This is actually a very cool tool for precise detail work on portraits, reverse images and legends. So far, I've only used some of our diamond-dusted in it (P-80, FT 45 and 55 and the tiny ones in the 8-pack) and they all perform admirably at the given tasks. The ball-tip tools also work great on open fields; just remember to use them in small circles and you'll be okay.
The vise has two collets, as seen in the photo, that hold fast to wire/shank sizes from 0-3/32 inches.
So, if you just starting out on a tight budget or simply looking for a non-powered hand-held tool to hold your DD'd tools, this is the way to go.
Excellent tool - Diamond-dusted tools not included. ;-)