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A fault, flaw, defect, or imperfection. Immoral conduct, practice, or habit.

In Civil Law, redhibitory vices are defects or flaws in the subject matter of a sale that entitle the buyer to return the item and recover the purchase price.A vice crime is any type of immoral and illegal activity, such as prostitution, the sale of Drugs and Narcotics, and gambling.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

VICE. A term used in the civil law and in Louisiana, by which is meant a defect in a thing; an imperfection. For example, epilepsy in a slave, roaring and crib-biting in a horse, are vices. Redhibitory vices are those for which the seller will be compelled to annul a sale, and take back the thing sold. Poth. Vente, 203; Civ. Code of Lo. art. 2498 to 2507; 1 Duv. n. 396.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Hilma Div also features modular vises that consist of self-contained fixed-jaw and sliding-jaw units that mount separately on modular fixtures.
In addition to vises, related work-holding tools - from cam-type grippers to pneumatic swing cylinder clamps - caught the attention of IMTS visitors who value basic work-holding reliability.
Kesel NC high-pressure hydraulic vises from JRM International Inc, Rockford, IL, will integrate into NC systems.
A pipe wrench will ruin a barrel nut even if it does tighten the nut, and a receiver clamped in a vise will likely bend, no matter how many rags you wrap around it.
I have had several main bench vises over the years but this current one is my all-time favorite.
Q This may seem like a silly problem, but for the third time I ruined a small part when I clamped it in my bench vise. I have a large vise which is just great for holding large parts, but even with protective inserts, I still have problems holding small parts.
According to Sun, the company's CNC machine vises are constructed of different materials and surface treatments.
It has three vertical and two horizontal "V" grooves (1/2" primary and 1/4" secondary) and fits all 5" Tormach vises.
Vises in this size range typically have fairly long handles which is a huge help.
The Ball Lock Mounting System style features an interlocking "jigsaw" pattern, which permits multiple vises to closely nest together, maximizing workpiece density on a fixture while simultaneously allowing changeover of entire vises in a minute.
* The XL vises have durable 80,000 PSI ductile iron bodies with precision machined steel components.