Clamps and vices are invaluable mechanical apparatuses that securely hold objects in place. A vice can be attached to a workbench and holds a workpiece in position by clamping it in-between its jaws with a high clamping force. Clamps, also known as cramps, are lighter in weight and designed to be portable. These are used to temporarily hold parts together when they are being joined. Clamps are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes to suit many different applications.