Pattern maker’s vice
Since I’ve had it, it has transformed the way that I work. The jaws rotate independently so that you can grip an object, that doesn’t have parallel edges, firmly- so when you look through this blog, you’ll see instruments being gripped by their necks.
This is also helped by the fact the jaws are higher than the bench's work surface. The whole vice can also be rotated through 360. I wouldn’t be without it!