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Instructables user Croy9000 writes:

I love my PanaVise Jr. But about half the time I go to use it I find its just not wide enough to hold what I’m working on. At only a 3″ opening, it only holds the smaller of my projects.
After disassembling the vise to see how I might be able to extend the opening, I discovered it was very doable. This Instructable documents how I was able to extend it to a 7¼” opening for only $7 in parts! The end result is a product that looks as good and works better than the original.

Nice “big mouth” panavise mod!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • http://twitter.com/Panavise PanaVise

    Nice mod Becky!
    Does it create any weight balancing issues? If so, we have weighted bases and clamp bases that might help out.

    Tom Simpkins
    PanaVise

  • http://twitter.com/Panavise PanaVise

    Nice mod Becky!
    Does it create any weight balancing issues? If so, we have weighted bases and clamp bases that might help out.

    Tom Simpkins
    PanaVise

  • http://twitter.com/Panavise PanaVise

    Nice mod Becky!
    Does it create any weight balancing issues? If so, we have weighted bases and clamp bases that might help out.

    Tom Simpkins
    PanaVise