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43 Reviewers (72.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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stau78
May 3 , 2011
the 4" bench vise is perfect for all of my needs

THis bench vise is perfect for home use. Its small enough for small garage work, but yet heavy-duty enough to take whatever beating you can give it.

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Epidemic
Jun 12 , 2012
What a waste...
I purchased this vise to mount on the workbench in my garage for working on road and mountain bicycles... After about a year of moderate use, on bicycle parts only, one of the reversible plates broke and now SEARS is telling me replacement jaw liners are unavailable! Seems short sighted and environmentally unfriendly to require a customer to trash a vise in perfect condition and buy a new one because they didn't think ahead to make replacement liners which bolt in! Bye, bye Craftsman, Snap-On gets my dineros from now on!
 

rgilo7

Sharon, PA

Jul 31 , 2014
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4" bench vice

Good vice for the money,except not made in America.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 28 , 2014
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Not bad for the price

I had to slightly shim one side of a jaw to make them match perfectly, but for the light use I'm using it for it's perfect.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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gulfrsm

Houston, TX

Apr 23 , 2014
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Craftsman quality

This vise lives up to the Craftsman quality name. It opens wide and swivels smoothly for easy use. My dad only purchased Craftsman tools and so I do I, they never let you down.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Searslk1

Upper Sandusky, OH

Apr 18 , 2014
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Nice Vise

This Craftsman 4 in. Bench Vise is a great size for me as I do need it sometimes but not on a weekly basis. It seems good quality and is a good price.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Apr 16 , 2014
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Good for the Price

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MrSnipes0958

Nettleton, MS

Apr 15 , 2014
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Good for the price

Great vise. Many years of great service from Craftsman, I purchased cushioned pads to go with mine for more expensive materials and it works wonderfully. Great tool and service that I have grown to expect from Craftsman.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ManoloMom

Montevallo, AL

Apr 15 , 2014
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Great little vise!

Perfect for addition to garage for small/firearm repair.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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signalH62

Signal Hill, CA

Mar 8 , 2014
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Good vise

Excellent for small to medium jobs only. Not for a heavier load. I'm very happy with it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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agent86

Chula Vista, CA

Jan 29 , 2014
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I'm happy with it!

medium duty vise.... looks great on my Craftsman workbench.... very happy with it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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olgagisel

El Paso, TX

Jan 24 , 2014
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Tool

It was the perfect gift for my husband, he loved it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 16 , 2014
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Bench vise

The Craftsman 4 inch bench vise was of high quality and it was heavy duty enough for the work that i need to do around my house. It was very easy to install to my work bench. I would certainly recommend it to my friends.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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FreddieR

Mineral Bluff, GA

Dec 29 , 2013
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NiceVise

Good choice in a 4" vise; jaws align nicely and has the ability to hold a round object below the jaws (not all vice in this price have this). Anvil is adequate and the vice should provide decades of service as long as you use it as a 4" vice is intended. Perfect for my needs.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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docholme

Plainsboro, NJ

Nov 19 , 2013
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4" vise

It is sturdy built and worked as just what it is desgined for.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mma02725

Somerset, MA

Nov 9 , 2013
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works ok

it is not the best vise but not the worst either I have owned mine for 5 years now the anvil is a joke and the base plate needs more thought if you want to hold anything vertical in the jaws it needs to be right on the edge of the bench it ripped of the first bench since the plywood and 2x4 couldn't hold it with not much meat really to hold it down I had to make a base plate to mount it off from the bench since the jaws have cut outs in the for holing tubing you would think the distance from the base to the back jaw wouldn't be almost flush with the base bad design if I would say I use wilton vises at work and have never had that problem with them but I didn't need a wilton vise for home use but would like to think that I would be able to be able to use the vise vertically and not have to had made an adaptor plate


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volvop1800

San Francisco, CA

Nov 8 , 2013
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Works great

the vice holds the item in place and the mechanism works well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rybry09

San Antonio, TX

Oct 29 , 2013
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Great vice!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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olorin912

West Wardsboro, VT

Oct 11 , 2013
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SNAP! broke in half

Base of vise cracked in half (at the base) while trying to press a bearing out. I really thought owning a craftsman bench vise would be forever. It was nice for light duty items like holding mower blades, and pipes while soldering, etc... However, I give it a one star because in the end, a vice that breaks in half is worthless.


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BillJackson

Troy, NY

Aug 15 , 2013
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Craftsman 4 inch bench vice

Good price and a good product for the money. It is a medium duty vice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Brandodn

Tucker, GA

Aug 13 , 2013
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Great vise

Pretty heavy and does what I need it to do.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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zeplynne

West Chester, PA

Jul 28 , 2013
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Great vise

Great vise for the work bench. Sturdy and strong. The only bummer is that it is made in China.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sal175

Pewaukee, WI

Jul 6 , 2013
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Good quality

Bought this for my husband. Good solid vice. He is happy with it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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easyjob

Gaithersburg, MD

Jun 23 , 2013
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I think very good for the price

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Syffuncfr

Somerville, MA

May 9 , 2013
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Great product. Solid.

No complaints. Solid product and does its job.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cowan14

Chippewa Falls, WI

Apr 18 , 2013
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Awesome

Bought this for my workbench/gun cleaning bench!! Craftsman Rocks!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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paparocks

Gloucester, VA

Apr 5 , 2013
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I severely abused mine for over 20 years before it burst

I relied on vise my Father gave me one Christmas way above and beyond what would be considered fair and reaonsble use. My mini sledge, pry bars are only some of the cruelty I performed on it working on angle iron, tailpipes, extracting bearing races, Ujoint caps, Bending rod up to 3/4 of an inch thick., steel plates etc. My son broke it once only for me to discover all the abuse loosened the inner bolt from all the vibration from beating on it. I put it back together and we started all over again. Finally one day the case cracked trying to use it as a hydraulic press to remove u joints. The iron case literally cracked in half on both sides. My ONLY complaint was that my local sears did not have another in stock the day it died. No more loyal strong and dependable tool every existed. The replacement was of another brand which was so noticable weaker that its flexing cracked the paint off it the very first use. I want my Craftsmen vise back :-C


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