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Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.
Upper Sandusky, OH
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.
Signal Hill, CA
Chula Vista, CA
El Paso, TX
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.
Mineral Bluff, GA
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.
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
San Francisco, CA
San Antonio, TX
West Wardsboro, VT
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.
West Chester, PA
Chippewa Falls, WI
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