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Our jaws are made of a proprietary, high-performance, polyurethane composite.
They are designed and manufactured in the USA, with materials sourced from the USA whenever possible.
Yes. All jaws will roll if the part of the work piece being clamped does not extend far enough into the jaws. The clamping surface must be backed directly by the vise face.
No. These jaws should not be used near heat or flame. This will void the warranty as well as potentially warp the jaws or destroy them.
No! These are some of the toughest jaws made. While we do not recommend attempting to damage them intentionally, they have been tested successfully in our lab to withstand multiple hammer strikes
No. They are a proprietary polymer composite rated at shore hardness 60 +/-5, giving them a perfect balance of grip and toughness without the slick hard face of some nylon jaws that have an approximate shore hardness of 80.

Several reasons.

1) We use bigger, stronger, more expensive magnets for a more secure grip on the vice.

2) We use a more expensive, proprietary polymer composite that is grippier and a bit softer than most nylons. Additionally, our competitors often use recycled Nylon in their jaws. Although this might save some money, the quality of the material is questionable.

3) Our jaws are more heavily made and “beefier” than competing jaws of the same size.

4) They are made to exact standards here in the USA using superior American materials for superior performance.

No, they shouldn’t. Our proprietary polymer composite jaws are slightly softer than nylon jaws, and their porous surface gives a better hold without the slipperiness or possibility of scratches that you sometimes find with Nylon.
Yes. Unlike some competitors jaws, Frictionworks jaws are manufactured to exact standards in the USA

The long axis is 4″. The height of each face is 1-7/32″. Wall thickness is 11/32”.

These jaws are designed work with:

  • Cerakote?
    A. Yes
  • Aluminum?
    A. Yes
  • Chrome?
    A. Yes
  • Wood?
    A. Yes
  • Fishing rods?
    A. Yes
  • Golf Clubs?
    A. Yes
  • Gun parts
    A. Yes
  • Brass
    A. Yes
  • Fiberglass
    A. Yes
  • Hard Plastics
    A. Yes
No, it is not recommended. For electronics you need an even softer and more pliable jaw material or you risk damage to delicate parts.
Yes, BUT it is not recommended. Hard sharp surfaces like chromed or hardened steel threads can cut into the plastic jaw surface and damage it if the vice is clamped tightly. If you use the jaws on chrome or other hard metals, it is recommended you clamp only on smooth surfaces and avoid any sharp edges, otherwise you may do damage to the jaw’s work surface.

We will release extra durable, soft, and zero roll jaws in the future. If you have difficulty finding polymer based products, or a product that isn’t made in the USA, drop us a line at [email protected]. We want to know your thoughts, ideas, and needs.