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  1. A quick google soon shows what the difference is between these two different types. Pin CHUCK --- https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=pin+chuck Pin VISE ---- https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=pin+vise
  2. I wonder just how many people on here know the difference between a Pin Vise and a Pin Chuck ? Any toolmaker will tell you what each is used for and you can find them both on eBay both sides of the pond. For those that are curious to find out what the difference is, then I shall inform you. A PIN VISE is only for holding something ( think the word Vise says it all ) for you to do whatever you need to do to it, like file, whack or bend it. A PIN CHUCK is what you should be using for any drilling operation that you require to do ( the word Chuck is a dead give away ). Either by hand, or by inserting the small drill Chuck into a bigger chuck, so you can use very small diameter drills that the bigger chuck will not hold. Now a Pin Vise of any brand is not recommended for drilling, as it's only made for holding something, the jaws are NOT truly concentric to the body and if you use it as a drill, you can and will break very small drills, because of the jaws not being concentric. Now a Pin Chuck does have jaws that are truly concentric to the body and it has been made especially for drilling with small drills. That is why a Pin Chuck has a small short handle to distinguish it from any old wobbly Pin Vise, it does not matter who's brand is on it either, if you contact anybody from any brand name manufacture, they will inform of these very same details. If you want very accurate holes with virtually no drill stem wobble, then buy Pin CHUCKS and if you really have to, add a longer handle so you can use it by your fingers a bit easier. You can make a handle very easily that will be just about dead nuts spot on for being truly concentric, add it to the Pin Chuck and then check for run-out on your lathe after you have fitted the longer handle. Or, buy Pin Vise's knowing you are buying second best for attempting to drill accurate holes. If you want to, check on eBay and just see what the difference is between the two different types.

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