Not sure if anyone else has tried this, but it seems to work well for me. I use a bench vise to put pins back into some of my figures. After they have been painted, I'm always weary of taking a hammer back to them to put pins back in, so I stared putting the figures in my vise to "push" the pins back in. I usually protect the painted side with a paper towel or something and then slowly tighten the vise to push the pin back into the figure. You may have to do a little tapping at the end to countersink the pin, but its usually minimal. Its jus a machine press, on a much smaller scale. It won't work for all pins, sometimes they are in places that don't allow you to fit it inside the vice.