Anvils, Clamps and Vices

Find the right anvil, clamp or workbench vice for your next project with our extensive range

No workbench is complete without a set of clamps and a sturdy, high-quality vice. Whether you’re a DIY blacksmith or a woodworking pro, we’ve got the right bench vice or table vice to keep your materials secure. 

With over 60 years of experience, our team of hardware and DIY experts have been Adelaide’s favourite tool and hardware supplier since 1962. From clamps and vices to power tools, building supplies, plumbing, electrical appliances and more, we go the extra mile to deliver unbeatable service, handy advice and great prices across our entire range. 

Browse our selection of anvils, clamps and vices online and find the right fit for your workbench with Glynde Mitre 10. Shop online today!

FAQs about clamps and table vices

A bench vice is a clamped tool used to securely hold an object in place for sawing, drilling and other tasks.

Bench vices use clamps and screws to secure an object in place on the workbench. The clamps are tightened by turning the handle — this pulls the metal jaw pieces together until they grip onto the item, securing it in place.

Workbench vices require very little upkeep. As with any tool, it’s important to keep them clean and free of debris, as dust and dirt can clog parts over time. Bench vices should be inspected regularly for signs of wear and tear (such as rust or loose clamps) and any damaged components should be replaced immediately to prevent further damage. 

Be sure to lubricate the vice occasionally so that it slides smoothly along your workbench.

Anvils are essential tools for metalworking and blacksmithing, as they provide a stable surface for forming metal with hammers. They are usually made from cast or forged steel and have a flat base and horn-like projection used to shape materials. 

A typical anvil can be used in a variety of ways, including striking and bending metal objects, cutting materials and punching holes.

While most people think of anvils as being outdated, anvils are an essential tool used by blacksmiths to form metal shapes, as well as a range of other construction projects.

  • Riveting — Anvils are often used for riveting, setting rivets and forming clamps and vices to hold pieces in place while they are being worked on. 
  • Hammering — Anvils are used as a hard surface when hammering out dents from vehicles or other objects. 
  • Leatherworking — Anvils are commonly used in leatherworking, as they provide a firm flat surface for cutting and forming the material. The horn can be used to press leather into shape. 
  • Hammering — Anvils can be used for general-purpose work such as striking chisels and hammering nails.

Even experienced blacksmiths, tradies and construction workers need to follow proper safety precautions when using anvils, clamps and vices. Take a look at our safety tips for how to properly handle your new equipment. 

  • Always wear protective gloves when using clamps or vices. 
  • Make sure that the workpiece is clamped tightly and securely in the vice before beginning work on it. Workpieces that are improperly secured can become loose when working and cause injuries.
  • Ensure that any screws or bolts used to secure clamps or vices to a workbench are firmly tightened to prevent accidents or injuries from loose screws.
  • When using an anvil, make sure it is securely clamped in place or placed on a stable surface before beginning work.
  • Always use clamps and vices that are suitable for the workpiece and the size of the job. Check the size of your clamp or vice before working on your next project. 
  • When using a table vice, make sure it is firmly clamped in place before beginning work. 
  • Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using clamps and vices, as improper use can lead to injuries or damage to your tools. 
  • Store your tools in a dry, secure location away from children. 
  • Be sure to regularly inspect each tool for wear and tear and replace any damaged parts as soon as possible. 
  • Never leave clamps or vices unattended when in use and always unclamp them after each use.

For more information on how to use your new clamps, table vices, anvils or any other tools in your man cave, get in touch with our friendly team online or in-store today! 

From large DIY projects to weekend renovations and more, our range of clamps and bench vices has got you covered — Shop online today!