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Craftsman  5 in. Bench Vise

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Overall Dimensions: 7.5 in. H
Product Overview:
Item Weight (lbs.): 29
Product Type: Bench Vise
Color:
Color/Finish: Gray
Clamp Vise:
Clamp or Vise Maximum Capacity: 5.75
Jaw Width (in.): 5.5 in.
Vise Base Swivel: 180 deg.
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 1 year

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Get a Precision Grip with the Versatile 5-In. Bench Vise

The trustworthy Craftsman 5-in. bench vise has the timesaving features you want. Its reversible plates change out quickly and easily so you can secure a wide variety of materials without wasting time. It has a precision machined anvil top that can take a pounding. When you need to work on rounded shapes, a grippy throat firmly secures pipes and cylinders from 1/8 to 2-1/2 inches. For difficult detail work, an easily adjusted 180-degree swivel lets you work at the best angle for every task.

This solid 5-in. bench vise gives you maximum leverage with a smooth chromed handle. From every angle, the vise gives you a tight grip and a stable reliable hold, and the Instant-Action screw clamps down fast to hold irregular materials right where you want them. This sturdy vise holds on tight, with a grip strong enough to help you get the toughest jobs done.

  • Versatile Craftsman 5-in. bench vise has a solid grip
  • Timesaving reversible plates that are quick and easy to switch out
  • 180-degree swivel sets up fast, holds tight
  • Hardy machined anvil top can take the blows
  • Grippy throat secures rounded shapes up to 2 1/2" diameter
  • Bolts down for a stable reliable hold
  • Instant-Action screw for quick hold
  • Substantial 5 ¾ in. capacity
  • V-groove for added gripping power
  • Height: 7.5 in.
  • Jaw width: 5.5 in.
  • Weight: 29 lbs.
  • One-year general warranty

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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28 Reviews Write a review
12 Reviewers (43.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Finnbear
Jun 24 , 2011
Craftsman 5 inch Bench Vise
I bought this vise while it was on sale, plus another 10% off for online purchase. This is my second Craftsman vice. My first one, a 4 inch model about 16 years old, has performed fine and is still in use in my basement. The new one is for my garage. I knew it was made in China but, the jaws are parallel and even. Overall fit and finish of this vice is fine. It's much better and priced less than the vices available from the big box stores. It's a good quality homeowner vise that will function as intended. It comes complete with a exploded parts drawing with replacement part numbers. If it performs as well as my 4 inch vice has over the years I will have no complaints. At this point I have no regrets.
Criticism14 found this helpful
JeeperSteve
Feb 9 , 2012
Was happy til it broke and I realized it only had a 1yr warranty

I actually wouldn't be that unhappy with this vise except for the fact that it bore the Craftsman Name on it. It used to be that if it said Craftsman on it and it wasn't a power tool or something that would wear out from normal use(IE drill bits, saw blades, etc) it had a lifetime warranty. For me that lifetime warranty was what always kept me comming back and why I was willing to pay a little more.  Now you have to really do your homework to see which tools actually still carry that lifetime warranty.  The quality of this tool was on par with something you would expect out of a cheaper brand name like Evolve or Champion. NOT Craftsman.

 

GERMSKI

Muskegon, MI

Dec 12 , 2014
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Overall
Bench Vise 5 inch

I have used one of these for over 10 years. I purchased this one for my son-in-law as a X-Mas present. This vise should provide many years of service for the do-it-yourself home owner.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 23 , 2014
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Short time user, but good results

Have only had this for a month or so, but so far so good. I hope I dont break the jaws though becuase like others have said they are as much as the vice itself.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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iduser

Redmond, WA

Jun 13 , 2014
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Great vise for the money

I've been searching for a vise for some time now. Most of the really good brands are really expensive. Most of the inexpensive vises are really poor quality, as the ratings say. I was a little hesitant to order this one because it is made in China and is reasonably priced. I expected it to be of poor finish and not operate well. I was wrong. For the money, this is one good product. I haven't done a lot of heavy duty work with this vise, so I cannot say how it would hold up in that environment, but for light to medium duty it works well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CBANNY

Griswold, IA

Feb 13 , 2014
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NICE

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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emk738

New Stanton, PA

Nov 13 , 2013
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Bench Vise

Perfect size vise for almost any small garage!! Durable and very strong, can handle both small and bigger projects with ease and very easy to set-up.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Hammerhead49316

Goodyear, AZ

Jun 19 , 2013
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Replaceable jaws are made of powder metal and break

Disappointed in sears making a vice with jaws that are brittle and break. Also went to buy the replaceable jaws and was told they were not available until one of their workers battled with the computer to find the jaws. The only problem is they would be made of the same materials and cost me $43.00. Heck the vice was on sale that day for $67. Decided I would look elsewhere for another vice or try to find other Jaws. Who knows how long those cheap powder metal jaws would last. Note here as we'll as on the 4"vice there has been a problem with jaw. Should have read the reviews before my purchase. Miss the old Sears.


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Tjac

Montgomery, AL

Oct 22 , 2012
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Very good vise

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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robmar

Danville, CA

Aug 16 , 2012
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Not the quality that I expected from a Craftsman product

I have a 4inch craftsman vise for over 20 years with no problem. This is the second 5 inch Craftsman vise in two years.. I had to return the first one within a year because it started to wobble at the swivel joint. The replacement 5 inch craftsman, also made in China is doing the same thing.. I believe there is a large nut on the pivot bolt that loosens up. I would like an exploded view of the assembly from Craftsman, to see if I could repair it. The second vise is also about one year old..It is a good price for poor quality.


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JeeperSteve

Brookhaven, PA

Feb 9 , 2012
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Was happy til it broke and I realized it only had a 1yr warranty

I actually wouldn't be that unhappy with this vise except for the fact that it bore the Craftsman Name on it. It used to be that if it said Craftsman on it and it wasn't a power tool or something that would wear out from normal use(IE drill bits, saw blades, etc) it had a lifetime warranty. For me that lifetime warranty was what always kept me comming back and why I was willing to pay a little more.  Now you have to really do your homework to see which tools actually still carry that lifetime warranty.  The quality of this tool was on par with something you would expect out of a cheaper brand name like Evolve or Champion. NOT Craftsman.


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Finnbear

Naples, FL

Jun 24 , 2011
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Craftsman 5 inch Bench Vise

I bought this vise while it was on sale, plus another 10% off for online purchase. This is my second Craftsman vice. My first one, a 4 inch model about 16 years old, has performed fine and is still in use in my basement. The new one is for my garage. I knew it was made in China but, the jaws are parallel and even. Overall fit and finish of this vice is fine. It's much better and priced less than the vices available from the big box stores. It's a good quality homeowner vise that will function as intended. It comes complete with a exploded parts drawing with replacement part numbers. If it performs as well as my 4 inch vice has over the years I will have no complaints. At this point I have no regrets.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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