Work holding machinery helps in securing a work piece against the forces of machines. From simple clamps to complicated fixtures, Swastik Machine Tools is well equipped to provide all kinds of work holding machinery.
A chuck is a specialized type of clamp. It is used to hold an object with radial symmetry, especially a cylinder. In drills and mills it holds the rotating tool whereas in lathes it holds the rotating workpiece. On a lathe the chuck is mounted on the spindle which rotates within the headstock. For some purposes (such as drilling) an additional chuck may be mounted on the non-rotating tailstock.
Vices are used to clamp metal instead of wood. They are used to hold metal when filing or cutting. It is sometimes made of cast steel or malleable cast iron, but most are made of cast iron.