PanaVise PV Jr
I just received an accessory for my 300 series PanaVise. I have been using the standard 301 head which works fine. However, I noticed a smaller head designed to hold small parts like a jeweler would need. It is made of plastic but it looks strong enough for the duty I would be expecting it to endure. It's one of those good plastics.
So I ordered the new Model:203 PV Jr. head directly from the PanaVise website. I could not find it listed in my usual buying places. I also ordered the Model:204 rubber holding pads for the vise jaws. To top the order off I ordered the Model:239 Speed Control Handle too. The full Monty. The company is located in Reno, but it wasn't much of a gamble. <groan>
Almost no one shows detailed photos of something like a vise. Even the manufacturer skimps on the closeup details. Here is enough pictures for a real good look. Maybe a little overkill... Remember to click to zoom picture.
I think the model 203 PV Jr. head makes a nice addition to my ability to hold things. Perhaps not absolutely necessary as I have been working fine with the original 301 head. This one has a finer screw thread and takes LOTS of turns to open and close. That provides excellent control over how hard it clamps. I may use it more here with wax carving than the 301.