Soft polyurethane jaw covers designed to avoid marring the surface of softer metals and to protect jaw face * Designed to fit any 3 to 6-inch vise jaws, including all Wilton and Columbia vises * Magnetic back mounts securely to jaw * Great for holding wood, metal and tubing * One size fits all; weighs 5.6 ounces shipped
Soft jaws are a must have for me, they make a vise many times more useful. Less so if the jaws keep slipping on odd shaped objects.These jaws have several preformed grooves for holding round stock. Square and rectangular objects also stay well. But other shapes tend to make the jaws buckle or slip.High power Neodymium magnets are easy to get and not very expensive, so it's a pity they didn't provide them. I replaced the originals with very powerful N42 magnets, improving their performance considerably.
I agree with the other reviewer,(12/9/05) these don't have a strong magnetic hold but this is not a huge problem. They do a fine job preventing marring of any delicate items needing to be secured. Get them at Lowes for around $8.
Bought this a while back and have been a little disappointed. The first problem was that taking it out of the package turned my hands yellow. Had to clean the jaws about four times (with a scrub brush and dishwashing liquid) before the yellow stopped showing up in the rinse water. Fortunately, it hasn't presented a problem since -- no bleed into items being clamped. The other problem is that the magnets used are woefully underpowered. The attraction between the material used for the jaws is actually st..