1st Machine Tool Accessories Ltd

Machine Tool
Workholding Specialists

16th August 2016

An Evolution in Workholding Technology

One-Lok CNC Vise

The One-Lok CNC Vise is an evolution in workholding. The design of every other vise on the market today is based on 1950s knee mill technology, but as every machinist knows CNC milling is a completely different work environment. The One-Lok was created from the ground up for use in CNC milling. Its unique design makes it possible to capture dramatic improvements in speed, precision and versility.

 Chick OneLok CNC Vise

  • No more knuckle scraping! With Chick’s BoltFast jaw system, soft and hard jaws can be changed with a single turn of the locking screw.
  • The One-Lok is engineered to apply “squeeze clamping” which allows up to 10,000lbs of holding force.
  • Unique in the industry, the One-Lok‘s hardened, precision-ground, cast iron base is a solid working surface. No open ways means you’ll never have to fish out small workpieces or clean chip build-up from inside the CNC Vise.
  • The moveable jaw may be unlocked to slide forward or back for rapid set-up. No speed handles needed!


The Chick One-Lok helped raise productivity at Loughborough-based Dorman Engineering. Owner Roland Dorman said:

“The Chick One-Loks from 1st MTA are ideal accessories for a machining centre. They provide peace of mind that the workpiece is secure, whilst increasing the accuracy and repeatability of machined parts as well as boosting productivity.”

The One-Lok’s rugged construction, which enables more than 4.5 tonnes of gripping force to be generated, helped Ipswich-based Kocurek Excavators adopt more aggressive machining strategies. Machine shop supervisor Ben Woollard said:

“Since using One-Lok, we’ve never had a component work loose. This has given us the confidence to push up cutting speeds and feeds on several jobs, and trim cycle times as a result.”


You can book a FREE onsite demonstration from one of our technical representatives by contacting us on 01725 512517 or enquiries@1mta.com. We look forward to hearing from you!