Orange Vise Company Gains Exclusive Use of CARVEsmart Jaw System

CARVEsmart™, a division of Bellatex Industries and maker of the original quick-change vise jaw system featuring dovetailed jaw technology, announces 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_webCARVEsmart 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 6ʺ IJS vise.

The 6ʺ 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 tool-room 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.

The clamp assembly pulls dovetailed jaws tightly into two axes while a SMARTstop™ pin locates the jaw accurately in the third axis promising +/-0.0003ʺ 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, Minnosota based Bellatex and Union City, California based Orange Vise, have recently made major investments in equipment as part of the venture. Both company’s products are 100 percent 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. The best news is that sharing our technologies gives users a pathway to integrate the highest quality, fastest vise jaw system made throughout their shop.”

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 – superior products made from the best materials. Users will be thrilled with the simplified jaw changes and versatility CARVEsmart brings to the Orange IJS vise system.”

About CARVEsmart:

The patented CARVEsmart quick change vise jaw system was invented by machine shop owner Bill Ehnstrom to save time and reduce costs in his own operation. Ehnstrom partnered with veteran machine tool industry expert Doug Fontaine to form Bellatex Industries and commercialize CARVEsmart. CARVEsmart is sold through a nationwide network of distributors. For more information, visit

About Orange Vise Company

Orange Vise Company set up shop in Orange County, California in 2012. From the beginning, the company made a commitment to continually creating innovative products and proving that American ingenuity could not only compete, but raise the bar of performance, quality, and value in the modern global marketplace for industrial tooling. Every product Orange Vise makes and sells meets exceedingly high standards of quality, performance, and value, and is 100 percent MADE IN THE USA. For more information, email