Made in USA, machined from solid steel bar stock, NOT cast iron. Has built-in friction drag, infinitely and quickly adjustable from zero to full-lock. Black oxided jaws and satin-nickeled crown and base for reduced eye strain.
Precision fit, no loose or sloppy fitting parts. Weighing 19 pounds, 100% made in the USA. The jaws open a full 3 inches on the over 5 diameter base. Sits on a rubber ring with nylon inserts for easy adjustment.
The crown turns smoothly on the ball bearing shaft. My engraving ambitions just never panned out beyond engraving on a couple of sample metal plates. This vice has seen very very little use -- perhaps for about one hour. It rolls smoothly with no rough or sticky spots. I just never had the time to pursue this interest.As you can see in the pictures, I have glued on some abrasive pads around the top black jaws to make it easier for me to rotate the ball when engraving. These can easily be removed to restore original state. The Magna-Graver runs off (your) flexible shaft tool. The AirGraver requires a small air compressor or CO2 tank which are not included.
Please contact me if you have any questions. The item "GRS Engraver's Block Ball Vice with Accessories & 30-piece Attachment Set" is in sale since Thursday, April 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Jewelry Design & Repair\Jewelry Tools\Engraving Tools". The seller is "pauleridu" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY.