To dream of a vise represents feelings of having to take care of something all the time. Long term management, feelings of “holding on”, or keeping something controlled for long periods of time. Effort needed or resources used to stabilize a problem. Keeping a problem still or held in place.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her father taking a vise off his head and putting on to her head. In waking life her father had suffered from epilepsy and upon waking from this dream she suffered her first seizure. The dream may have been intuitive about her realization that she was inheriting her father’s need to permanently manage epilepsy for life.