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Craftsman  6 in. Bench Vise

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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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  • Available for Gift Wrap
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Added on May 13, 2010

 

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102 Reviews Write a review
64 Reviewers (63.0%) 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.
 

perquiaga

Libby, MT

Nov 28 , 2014
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Great for the Price!!!

I Only Buy Craftsman! No other tool has the quality and warranty!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nulte02

Bellefonte, PA

Nov 17 , 2014
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Great product

This is a great value for the money. While it may not hold up in a professional welding shop, it should last a long time in a home shop. I highly recommend.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JTH3

Plano, TX

Oct 22 , 2014
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Heavy Duty

Hard core crushing power!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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boling86

Aurora, CO

Oct 15 , 2014
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great vise

have used many times already it is very handy does great job

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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toytownpower

Winchendon, MA

Oct 11 , 2014
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not good I would give it 0 stars if I could

teeth (jaws) broke very easily and replacement jaws are $79


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rtobias63

Warrenton, VA

Oct 1 , 2014
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6" Bench Vise

What a deal! Cost me less than $5.00!! Had a Gift Card that I got Last Christmas... Had enough left on it to almost pay for the item. Bought the larger Vise, because the Craftsman Tool Club Sale Price, was LOWER than the price for the smaller units. Again, -WHAT A DEAL!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TroyE

Fort Leavenworth, KS

Sep 18 , 2014
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Good Bench Vice

This is a very large and heavy duty bench vice. Its very sturdy and should last a lifetime. I probably could have used a smaller 4" or 5" vice but in the end I'm glad I chose this one. It should be able to handle anything I need and I doubt I can break it. I recommend this vice if you're looking for a large, durable vice that will last a long time.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TimTO

Thousand Oaks, CA

Sep 2 , 2014
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Quite a solid vice

This is my first purchase of a vice for my own personal use in my garage. I debated going between the 4, 5, and 6" versions and settled on a larger one to start out. It is built very solid (painted cast iron?) and cranks in and out as easy as I would expect it to. I did need to add some grease to get it operating a bit more smoothly. It looks great and functions well, no issues.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MABEL1950

Walkertown, NC

Aug 14 , 2014
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DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS IS

WAS LOOKING FOR A GOOD VISE AND SAW THIS ONE ON SALE I LOVE THE CRAFTMAN PRODUCT

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 7 , 2014
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Vise

I have always wanted and needed a vise. This one holds stuff in place and does not loosen while you're using it. A great product for yourself or as a gift.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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