Crank Your Panavise in Turbo Mode

3D Printing & Imaging Technology
Crank Your Panavise in Turbo Mode

Panavise Jr. Speed Winder
We’ve previously covered a popular mod to the Panavise Jr., which makes it easier to quickly open and close the tool. Even the people at Panavise liked the idea so much that they started manufacturing it. Chris from The New Hobbyist has taken this mod to “a whole ‘nother” level with his 3D printed drill bit which allows him to use the speed of his drill to open an close the vise. Getting the design right on his so-called “Panavise Jr. Speed Winder” took six revisions, but his persistence paid off and now Chris is sharing his design with us slow-winding folks. Thank you, sir!

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12 thoughts on “Crank Your Panavise in Turbo Mode

  1. Elliott J. Olson says:

    So, how many of us actually have one of those 3D printers, or access to one?

    1. VRAndy says:


      If you don’t have one yourself (And they’re not as exotic as they once were) there are a number of services online where you upload a file and they send you the object.

      In any case, there are LOTS of tools I don’t have, I want to hear about what they’re good for now, so when I DO get one I’ll already know.

  2. Charles P says:

    Reminds me of a rechargeable drill capstan winder for a sailboat.

  3. Charles P says:

    Answering to Elliot,

    Try some PVC pipe a hacksaw to make the notch, a bolt though a PVC end cap with a nut on the exterior side, of the center drilled end cap with a bolt though it.

    Some PVC glue, and a bit of epoxy to hold the bolt you have a Panavise adapter, very cool printer though liked it.



  4. Anonymous says:

    This looks just exactly like an electricians power drill wire nut attachment, thats been around for about 15 years.

  5. M. Eric Carr says:

    Cue the liquid-nitrogen-fired version in 3…2…1…

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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