Vendor News Roundup-March 2012

by Andy on March 2, 2012

Check out below as we continue to keep up with some of our vendors who have up and coming news to announce!

PanaVise Logo

Panavise hosts a monthly contest on their Facebook page asking fans to post a photo of a creative project using a Panavise product for a chance to win a free prize. The December winner submitted his entry using his Panavise Model 315 and also posted a video to his blog.

K-Sun Logo

K-Sun is nominated for an award for their Green Machine in the New Equipment Digest’s King Award Competition. They are featured in the Packaging Equipment & Supplies category and online voting ends March 7.

Klein Logo

Klein Tools is conducting a Facebook Fan of the month contest each month dedicated to their loyal followers with the winner receiving a Klein Tools prize package.

Flir Logo Extech Logo

Flir / Extech have both also been nominated for the New Equipment Digest King Awards! FLIR is up for an award for their E60 Wi-Fi Infrared Camera while Extech is being recognized for the HDV640W Video Borescope/Inspection Camera with both being featured in the Controls & Instruments category.

Great job from All-Spec!


Panavise Speed Control Handle Update!

by Andy on December 28, 2011

NEW from Panavise: The 239 Speed Control Handle for the PV Jr vise heads is now available!

PanaVise Speed Control Handle Additional details/features include:

  • Slides onto the PV Jr adjustment knob
  • Durable plastic material
  • Quick assembly
  • Allows for quick opening and closing of the vise jaws

Compatible with:

In case you missed it, this upgrade was actually inspired by a user who then caught the attention of PanaVise President, Gary Richter.


Makeys Logo In case you missed it, PanaVise was recently named “Most Repair Friendly” at the 2011 “Makey Awards”.The Makey’s (MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards), took place this year during the world’s largest DIY event, the Maker Faire in New York.

The most unique aspect of their victory was that their nomination was a result of communication between company and user.

Their new model, 239:PV Jr. Speed Control Handle, was inspired by a user that crafted his own wooden crank to increase the opening speed of the PanaVise Jr.

PanaVise Speed Crank

The President of PanaVise, Gary Richter, then contacted the user and used his input to create this new, innovative model which occurred just months later.





Sounds like PanaVise has their eyes and ears wide open to the feedback of their customers! Great job!

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PanaVise Work HolderApplicable for both hobbyists and professionals, PanaVise work holders are economical and functional. All-Spec Industries’ three most popular work holders are models 350, 301 and 381. All of these work holders offer a split-ball design which allows the head to easily be turned, rotated and tilted through three planes with only one knob.

The PanaVise 350 has jaws that expand to 9” and a convenient parts tray located in the base. Both the PanaVise 301 and PanaVise 381 have nylon jaws that expand to 2-1/4” but the 381 includes a vacuum base which adds portability.

The YouTube video below gives an overview of these three PanaVise work holders.