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Craftsman  6 in. Bench Vise

  Item#  00951856000 | Model#  51856
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Reg Price: $79.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Overall Dimensions: 9.125 in. H
Product Overview:
Item Weight (lbs.): 41
Product Type: Bench Vise
Color:
Color/Finish: Gray
Clamp Vise:
Clamp or Vise Maximum Capacity: 6.5
Jaw Width (in.): 6.5 in.
Vise Base Swivel: 180 deg.
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 1 year

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Get a Great Grip with 6-Inch Bench Vise

Craftsman 6-inch bench vise is constructed with heavy duty precision-machined anvil to deliver incredible strength for gripping all kinds of objects. Whether you are working with wood or metal, the Instant Acton vise screw opens and closely quickly, and the bench vise base swivels 180 degrees to give you the best work angle. The bench vise has V-grooves for extra firm gripping. The maximum opening is 6-3/4 inches and can hold large pipes or up to three 2x4s.

The 6-inch bench vise grip has reversible jaw faces that are serrated on one side, smooth on the other for no-mar gripping. The bench vise features angular lock nuts and a long lock nut handle for easy use. This incredibly strong bench vise will be an essential piece of shop equipment that you'll use all the time to get the job done.

  • Craftsman 6-inch bench vise features heavy duty machine precision construction for incredible strength while gripping
  • Bench vise is suitable for working with wood and metal objects
  • The Instant Action vise screw lets you open and close the vise quickly
  • The vise base swivels 180 degrees to get a good angle in tight spaces
  • V-grooves provide extra gripping strength
  • Maximum opening is 6-3/4 inches
  • Reversible jaw faces are serrated on one side, smooth on the other
  • Angular lock nuts and long lock nut handle
  • Craftsman quality workmanship and materials
  • One-year guarantee

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Added on May 13, 2010

 

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87 Reviews Write a review
51 Reviewers (59.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Theo98
Oct 25 , 2010
Craftsman 6" Bench Vise-Workhorse!

I've used and abused my Craftsman 6" HD Vise for the past 10 years and it has never failed me. Initially I found too much play in the opening\closing cam action, but quickly remedied that by tightening the main swivel bolt that was 2 threads loose. Since then, this vise has helped me hand threaded 2" pipe, has supported multiple large woodworking projects for construction and assembly fabrication, drill large 1\2" plate steel and hammer into submission rebar and angled steel with my shop 5# double head sledge.

I find the 6" vise has a large opening capacity, holds objects tightly and releases with ease. It isn't designed for industrial use, but then it only comes in at 10-20% of the commercial vise $$$ market! Yep, it's easily handles all of my DIY projects and has been an Outstanding supportive unit for my homeowner construction-fabrication-maintenance needs! 

Criticism23 found this helpful
jpritts00
Feb 11 , 2009
Piece of junk
Got this vise for Christmas, used it twice. I put a heavy duty bolt with lock nut on it in the vise and tightened it down. First the jaw snapped in half so I moved the bolt to the other half for a good grip, this time it held until I started to pull on the breaker bar. After a couple of tugs on the breaker bar, the vise actually broke in half! I guess I am closer to superman than I thought. I would never recommend this product to any of my friends and will be looking for a better quality product.
 

DIYathome

Buckeye, AZ

Apr 8 , 2014
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This is the vise that pushes all other vises out of your garage!

I found myself using an old vise I bought back when I was in high school more and more as my projects became more complex over the years. At the time, I bought a cheap vise from wherever I could cause my outlook was price>quality. Needless to say, I wasted a lot of money on junk tools back then, not realizing that I could spend a little more and get a craftsman tool that would last a lifetime. As often as I can afford, I'm replacing all my tools with craftsman tools and now my projects come out a lot better now that I have the right tools. Don't waste your time or money fiddling with junk tools from ******* or **************, spend just a little more and have a tool built to last a lifetime of use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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miketg

Pearl, MS

Mar 19 , 2014
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Great vise!

This vise works very well. It has the pole clamp so you can locked down poles. Also, I like that you can flip the jaws of the vise to either have a smooth or rough texture.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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capzoom

Auburn, NY

Mar 14 , 2014
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vise

bought for my son I own one years of use


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Hexanite

Raleigh, NC

Mar 7 , 2014
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The Beast

I finally got this vice mounted to my bench. It is an absolute beast. I did some light testing on it, but then I used it to crush some pipe (work related test) and it handled it with ease. I am so happy that I decided to go for the 6-inch version. It moves so smoothly. The "anvil" portion is rock solid. I am confident that this vice will last ages. I really like this vice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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citabriair

Saint George, UT

Mar 3 , 2014
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Inadequate support for Bench vice Assy

Bench vice is as advertised....., but the first time I used it the rear jaw cracked with an apparent heat treating fault. Sears/Craftsman aver they have NO parts or replacement jaw sets, individually or jaw sets, and it appears they have no intent to help me find a set. $79.00 down the drain! This is a newly purchased item, still on line PN 51856, Vice 6-12


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emgee00

Simi Valley, CA

Feb 13 , 2014
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Great Vise for the money!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cgehlbak

Redding, CA

Feb 3 , 2014
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Bench Vise

Fit and function seem good for price.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 25 , 2014
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Good Vise for the Price

For the price compared to ***** and ************** this vise is very good.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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06Speed6

Corpus Christi, TX

Jan 23 , 2014
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A must have

Any respectable workshop should have a vice that is capable of handling any job, this is that vice. Very heavy metal construction, this vice should last for years.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ToolDog99

Pueblo, CO

Nov 22 , 2013
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Very nice vise

Great vise for the money, much better than the vises for the same price at that other discount tool dealer. Metal quality is very good and polished pieces fit well, mounts to table easily.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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