This vise lets you use a single set-up for drilling pen blanks, not only for multiples of the same kit but for squares, rounds and kits of different sizes. The secret is in the synchronized jaw movement; whether you are opening or closing the vise, the jaws move the same distance from center in either action.
Once centered on the drill press, all sizes of squares and rounds will be centered for drilling. V-shaped channels hold both round and square blanks securely. The location of the guide rods lets you remove material sideways, rather than vertically, overcoming a common problem with other designs.
Made from anodized aluminum and steel, the spindle has brass bushings for smooth operation. Opens to 2 5/8", making it useful for projects larger than pens.