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CARVEsmart Agreement with Orange Vise Company

CARVEsmart, a division of Bellatex Industries and maker of a quick-change vise jaw system featuring dovetailed jaw technology, announced a special relationship with Orange Vise Company. This arrangement gives Orange Vise the exclusive opportunity to offer CARVEsmart patented features in the Orange Vise Integrated Jaw System (IJS).

CARVEsmart dovetail and clamp features are machined directly into the Orange IJS vise eliminating the need for master jaws. This saves 1.5" of opening. Conventional face mounted cap screwed jaws can also be used on the 6" IJS vise.

The 6" Orange IJS vise accepts all CARVEsmart dovetailed jaws. The fully machineable jaws result in a larger machineable workholding zone that permits holding larger parts deeper into the jaws of the vise for better performance.

"The patented CARVEsmart system is designed for production and toolroom applications replacing the often cumbersome, conventional method of attaching vise jaws to a vise. Dovetailed jaw changes are fast and easy with the 'from the top' clamping system," said a company spokesperson.

The clamp assembly pulls dovetailed jaws tightly into two axes while a SMARTstop pin locates the jaw accurately in the third axis providing +/-0.0003" relocation. The SMARTstop slot and pin is internal to the dovetail allowing vises to be mounted side-by-side.

Extruded, aluminum dovetailed jaw stock is available in five profiles in lengths up to 94". It can be cut to any length the user requires. Steel options are 60/62rc hardened tool steel, 48/50rc A2 machineable tool steel and 1018 steel. Specialty jaws are also available.

Both Cottage Grove, MN-based Bellatex and Union City, CA-based Orange Vise have recently made major investments in equipment as part of the venture. Both company's products are made in the USA.

"We are thrilled to be associated with such a fine maker of vises," said Doug Fontaine, National Sales Manager for CARVEsmart. Establishing this relationship is a major step forward for the product lines of both companies."

According to Eric Sun, Founder of Orange Vise, "When we began to explore this opportunity it became clear that our two companies share the same business philosophies. Users will be pleased with the simplified jaw changes and versatility CARVEsmart brings to the Orange IJS vise system."

For more information contact:

Doug Fontaine

National Sales Manager


Bellatex Industries LLC

5780 Starview Lane

Prior Lake, MN 55372

844-VISE-JAW (844-847-3529

Eric Sun

Orange Vise Company LLC

32920 Alvarado-Niles Road, Suite 250

Union City, CA 94587


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