The RotoVise

The RotoVise adds an incredible production boost to 4th axis machining. It is a simple and affordable way to get 12x production gains over traditional vise workholding. It bolts to common rotary tables and the compact design does NOT require a cumbersome tailstock due to parts held close to the face of the rotary unit. Programming is a breeze using a common origin at the center of rotation and patterning of toolpaths.


  1. Thru-hardened ductile cast iron body for rigidity and wear resistance
  2. Nickel plated in critical areas for maximum corrosion resistance
  3. Sealed lead screws eliminate chip jamming
  4. Hardened steel jaws feature serrated, step and flat sides
  5. Adapter plate bolts to 4 or 6 slot patterns
  6. Includes a Vise Handle and Guide Pin
    Weight – 45.4 lbs (20.6 Kg)

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Swappable guide pin fits bores of all rotary platters
Compact design
RotoVise Jaws
RotoVise Pallet
RotoVise Dimensions


Jaw Options

  • Soft Jaws and pallets are made from 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Steel Jaws are 1018
  • Serrated Jaws are 4140 and hardened to ~48C Rockwell
  • RotoVise Pro launched January 2020 adds pallet capabilities. Pallets are 7075-T6 Aluminum.

Get the most versatility from the RotoVise with our jaws and pallets.

Guide Pins

Every RotoVise comes with your choice of guide pin, but swapping pins allows you to bolt the RotoVise to differently sized rotary tables in your company. These pins have diameters that are .003″ smaller than most common bores for necessary clearance to make up for rotary bores that are out of round, worn or have common runout tolerances.

We stock guide pins for rotary bore sizes from 1.5″ to 2.5″ and 50mm to 65mm. Visit our store to find all available sizes. Custom pins and non-stock sizes are available and require a 3-5 day lead time.

RotoVise Pin


Printables: RotoVise Flyer (PDF) |
RotoVise Quickstart Guide

Models: RotoVise Pro in STEP format



NYC CNC: RotoVise Oversize Aggressive Machining Full Length


1. Do I need a tailstock?

Simply put, a tailstock is NOT needed. Because of the compact length, rigid materials and parts held closely to the rotary table face, tailstocks have no effect on performance. We've rigorously tested the RotoVise for over two years and have cut aluminum, steel, stainless, cast iron and hardened alloys with excellent results and surface finishes at aggressive feed rates (250-600 ipm depending on material) without the need for a tailstock.

2. What materials can I machine?

As previously mentioned, we've machined aluminum, steel, stainless, cast iron and hardened steels during the two year development of the RotoVise. In fact, most components of the RotoVise are made on the RotoVise! For comparison, we machine the ductile cast iron sliding jaw carriers at 300 ipm, .750" doc and .050" woc with a 4 flute 1/2 inch diameter carbide endmill with amazing results.

3. What types of rotary tables can it adapt to?

The RotoVise is designed to bolt to all brands of rotary tables that use 4 or 6 t-slots platters. For best results, only use rotary tables that have integrated pneumatic brakes that provide a minimum of 100 ft-lbs (136 Nm) of brake torque. Manual rotary tables also work well as long as they have a manual brake.

4. What is the clamping force of the RotoVise?

Each jaw station grips with up to 5,000 lbs of clamping force. Let's think about this... a good conventional 6 inch vise clamps with about 8,000 lbs. With only 3 inch wide jaws, the RotoVise has an equivalent clamping force of over 10,000 lbs compared to 6 inch vises.

5. How tight should I clamp?

45 foot lbs maximum. The RotoVise uses a finer pitch lead screw (16 tpi) than traditional vises (10 tpi). For this reason the same amount of handle torque applies 60% more clamping force than a standard vise. For this reason, only the 3-arm handle supplied with the RotoVise should be used because the shorter handles limit the amount of torque applied to the brake and gears of the rotary unit.

6. Where can I purchase a RotoVise?

All of our products can be purchased directly through us. This allows us to establish a close relationship with our customers and provide the best applicaton advice possible. Click here to order online or give us a call to place an order at (800) 352-2894. We accept all major credit cards and company checks.