Stevens Engineering
Soft-BrickTM Selection


  • All Soft Bricks are designed to mount to Stevens Engineering Subplates and Tombstones with Stevens 5" or 2.5" Grid Pattern. Shown below is the top view of Softbricks mounted on a Stevens subplate and represents the different Spacinges / part densities that can be achieved by each style. Instructions are provided below for machining part cavity into softbricks.
  • A totally new concept in workholding, the Stevens Soft-BrickTM Vise eliminates the need for changing jaws on soft jaw vises. The vise needs no soft jaws because the vise itself is a soft jaw. Made from 6061 aluminum, the low-cost vise can be machined by users with cavities to fit specific workpieces.
  • The patented design incorporates a jaw-lock pin to clamp the empty vise while machining the cavity. Then, the jaw~lock pin is removed and the workpiece can be clamped with up to 5000 Ibs of clamping pressure. Hardened steel male and female threads and thrust bearing provide durability.
Soft Brick Index :
20222 1-Station 10" x 5" Spacing
  • The compact design weighs 9 Ibs and may be used for small workpieces or ganged together for larger workpieces.
  • A universal mounting pattern will fit onto the Stevens subplate grid pattern, any T-slotted machine table, or onto the faces of tombstones.
  • 10" x 5" vise spacing possible with Stevens Subplate or Tombstone.
  • Built in retaining screw to aid in holding the jaw open.
  • Shown with Part No. 20225 (Subplate Mounting Kit purchase separately)
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20223 2-Station 10" x 5" Spacing
  • This is the 2-station version of the 20222 (shown above)
  • It has all the same features with a tighter part density.
  • Shown with Part No. 20225 (Subplate Mounting Kit purchase separately)
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20251 2-Station 5" x 5" Spacing
  • Designed to Fit Stevens 2.5" Grid Pattern
  • This shorter version can be mounted on a 5" x 5" vise spacing and will fit onto the Stevens subplate grid pattern, any T-slotted machine table, or onto the faces of tombstones.
  • Shown with Part No. 20225 (Subplate Mounting Kit purchase separately)
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20283 2-Station 5" x 2.5" Spacing
  • Designed to Fit Stevens 2.5" Grid Pattern
  • Like the 20251, there is 5" front to back spacing. Plus 2.5" Side to Side spacing.
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20287 1-Station 10" x 2.5" Spacing
  • Designed to Fit Stevens 5" or 2.5" Grid Pattern
  • For larger workpieces that will work on a 2.5" Side to Side spacing.
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20288 Fixed Jaw used with above 20287
  • Designed to Fit Stevens 5" or 2.5" Grid Pattern
  • The movable jaw and fixed jaw mount separately so the actual part size is un-limited.
  • The fixed jaw can be mounted in increments of 2.500" with respect to the movable jaw even on a 5" Stevens Grid Pattern
  • Side to Side spacing is 2.500"
  • For use with larger workpieces where several vises are ganged together.
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20289 1-Station 5" x 2.5" Spacing
  • Designed to Fit Stevens 2.5" Grid Pattern
  • There is 5" front to back spacing. Plus 2.5" Side to Side spacing.
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20290 Fixed Jaw used with above 20289
  • Designed to Fit Stevens 2.5" Grid Pattern
  • The movable jaw and fixed jaw mount separately so the actual part size is un-limited.
  • For use with larger workpieces where several vises are ganged together.
  • View Details.
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20291 1-Station 5" x 5" Spacing
  • Designed to Fit Stevens 2.5" Grid Pattern
  • There is 5" front to back spacing and 5" Side to Side spacing.
  • View Details.
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20292 Fixed Jaw used with above 20291
  • Designed to Fit Stevens 2.5" Grid Pattern
  • The movable jaw and fixed jaw mount separately so the actual part size is un-limited.
  • For use with larger workpieces where several vises are ganged together.
  • View Details.
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Special Application?
Have an application where one of our standard designs won't quit fit? Please call to discuss.
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Softbrick Mounting
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Part Cavity Machining Instructions
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