VICE Hand Held Press

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Starting from $349.00
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  • Binding Powder Included

The VICE is a revolutionary handheld tablet press that’s unlike anything you have seen before. Beautifully engineered, portable, lightweight, astonishingly easy to use and a fraction of the price of larger, more cumbersome tablet pressing machines, the VICE makes it easy to produce pharmaceutical grade tablets in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

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The VICE is a revolutionary handheld tablet press that’s unlike anything you have seen before. Beautifully engineered, portable, lightweight, astonishingly easy to use and a fraction of the price of larger, more cumbersome tablet pressing machines, the VICE makes it easy to produce pharmaceutical grade tablets in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

For anyone who has longed to press their own pills at home, but was put off by the prices of commercial machines, the VICE pill press is a radical new concept that has just changed the rules.

In fact the VICE is a gamechanger for all sorts of applications. Whether you are a personal user who wants to formulate your own food supplements or herbal remedies, or a commercial organisation that needs to make small numbers of tablets for research and development, this innovative new tablet press has just made your life easier.

Main Benefits of the VICE Pill Press

  • Make your own tablets in under 2 minutes
  • Engineered from stainless steel and anodised aluminium for an exceptionally strong, lightweight body
  • Safe to use and fully compliant with GMP guidelines
  • Produces tablets or pellets from 2 – 22mm
  • Comes with 6, 8 and 10mm die sets
  • Uses same dies as TDP5 tablet press - so many more available, including wide range of shapes
  • Custom die sets easy to order
  • 20kn of pressure produces pharmaceutical grade tablets that won’t break or crumble
  • Striking design available in a range of vibrant colours
  • Full cleaning kit included
  • Coloured VICE Mixes available with all the binders you need for professional looking, top quality tablets
  • Lifetime warranty


This attractive new tablet press stands out thanks to its ease of use, low price, solid construction, light weight and sheer portability. Its sleek anodised body and futuristic lines are so good looking it could almost become a fashion accessory, but the VICE is a seriously effective piece of equipment that makes pressing tablets or pellets easier than ever before.

The VICE comes with all the equipment needed to make tablets, including three sets of dies to press tablets of 6, 8 and 10mm, a comprehensive cleaning kit to keep your VICE in peak condition, and easy to follow instructions explaining how it works. This pill press is versatile too. You can change the dies in a snip, giving you the option of making anything from tiny 2mm diameter pellets to large 22mm tablets. Nor does the VICE limit you to round tablets. You can get dies in almost any shape you choose.

The VICE’s design team knew that the key requirement by which any tablet press must be judged is the quality of the tablets it produces. This is where the VICE excels, thanks to its precision engineered threads that let you apply up to a hefty 20Kn of pressure with very little effort. No matter who you are or where you are, the VICE makes it simple to produce perfect tablets in moments.

The designers also made the VICE eminently portable, ensuring that the stainless steel and aluminium body of the tablet press is ultra strong yet light enough to carry around. And the VICE’s lifetime guarantee is a sure sign that it is built to last, assuring you of many years’ productive use way into the future.

Easy to maintain and clean, the VICE is a complete package that includes a dedicated cleaning kit containing brushes, lubricants and cleaning materials that make it easy to keep your press in perfect working order.

VICE Tablet Press in Use

One of the most striking things about the VICE is that it produces such outstanding tablets without using electricity to generate pressure. This tablet press really is exceptionally easy to use, with its high amounts of pressing power channelled effortlessly through die that are easy to change. It is extremely versatile, too. Not only is there a tremendous range of compatible dies already available, but you can use open source tooling to create unlimited options. Thanks to the groundbreaking new VICE tablet press, creating customised tablets for any purpose you choose has never been simpler.

When using the VICE you do not get fragile or crumbling tablets, just smooth, dense, perfectly formed tablets that look and last as though they have come straight from a pharmaceutical packing line. The ability to make tablets as large as 22mm across also means that you can press a lot material into each one, making this tablet press ideally suited to things like calcium supplements that need plenty of volume. You can also get mixes containing all the excipients and binding materials you need to produce almost any sort of tablet.

Our View

The VICE tablet press is a genuine breakthrough in low cost, convenient tablet pressing. For the first time, an ordinary consumer can make top quality tablets quickly and easily, without investing a fortune.

Versatile, simple to use and requiring just minimal maintenance to keep it clean, the VICE is an attractive package that represents the perfect solution for any application where cost effective, quick and easy tablet pressing is a must.

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Does this machine come with free training?

Yes, we offer free training at your local LFA office. For a list of our office addresses, see here. Training is normally completed in less than one day, but please get in touch for more information.

Where is this machine made and shipped from?

All of our machines are made by us, in Taiwan and are shipped to you from our nearest office.

We have offices in the UK, USA, Germany and Taiwan.

Because they are made by us we are able to control quality and give you the best support possible and because they are shipped from your local office it reduces wait times, avoids customs clearance and ensures you have support in your time zone in a language that is convenient to you.

Do all TDPs and VICE take the same tooling?

Yes, the VICE, TDP 0, TDP 1.5, TDP 5 and the TDP 6s from LFA all take what is known as Universal TDP Tooling.

It is important to know two things. Firstly, the TDP Universal Tooling came into effect in 2018 machines brought from LFA before this time may have slightly different sizes.

We always recommend checking the size of your tooling before placing your order. Secondly, a number of companies make unofficial TDP tablet presses.

They do not always conform to the same sizes, tolerance or quality of LFA TDP’s or tooling. If you got your press from someone else other than LFA we are not able to guarantee that our tooling will fit.

Can I get support from LFA if I face problems with making tablets?

Yes. Very easily.

We have free lifetime technical support for all machines sold by LFA.

Just contact us with your machine serial number and we would be happy to help you with any problems.

Can I order custom tooling?

Yes. You can order custom tooling here

What should we do if we don't want to use any excipients, especially binders?

Get a capsule filler.

You will not be able to make tablets.

Click here for more information

Do I need a license to own this machine?

That depends on the country you are located in.

In the EU and UK no. You do not need anything to buy the press.

In the USA we have to file a piece of paperwork with the federal government when we sell the press.

We, however, do all of this paperwork for you and do not need to do anything.

The only country that requires a licence as far as we know is Australia.

The document you need to fill out and file is called a B712 it can be found at: If you would like to speak with one of our team about this then please get in contact.

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