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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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garageguy989
Jul 21 , 2011
No more faith in Craftsman garbage what so ever!

Bought this vise to have a decent workbench vise for my garage.  I just built my new work bench in my garage and built a nice beefy corner with tripled up 2x4's for the post and support under the bench to mount the vise on.  I installed the vise on the workbench and was very excited to use it.  It looked really nice on the bench.  About 2 weeks after I installed it I used it for the FIRST time to work on getting a pin out of a brake caliper bracket with a slide hammer.  In the middle of working on the part the vise snapped off of its base and nearly smashed my foot.  The cast iron completely crumbled into about 5 pieces in the swivel base.  My dad has a Craftsman vise that is about 40 years old and you can beat on that thing all day long and then run it over with a bus and it will still work great day in and day out.  THIS VISE IS COMPLETE JUNK!  DO NOT BUY! I have lost all faith in Craftsman tools

 

ginyc

Yuba City, CA

Mar 30 , 2015
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Sturdy for day to day use

This bench vise is one of the best in price & quality among it's competitors, as always one of the quality tool from craftsman. Does the without any complain

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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aggiesailor

Chesapeake, VA

Mar 16 , 2015
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not as strong as previous

Bent handle on first use...unsat


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Mar 9 , 2015
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Solid medium duty bench vise

Great medium duty bench vise for my new workbench, A solid add to the larger vise I have. the perfect size for most users and solid craftsmanship.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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john76063

Mansfield, TX

Mar 6 , 2015
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4 inch craftsman vice

Good product ,smooth in and out ,no binding ,jaws are reversible, well made good price

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 13 , 2015
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GOOD VALUE

This vice is reasonably priced and excellent for a home shop . The vice is a good weight and suitable for some anvil work if so desired. I would recommend this vice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 26 , 2014
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Bench vise

Great medium sized vise for mounting on craftsmen work benches. Handles all the average jobs I do.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ridgerunner13

Mount Ida, AR

Dec 4 , 2014
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Good Vise

This is a DIY shop/home vise. It isn't as true as I would like but for holding things occasionally and when you can work with a lesser quality vise, this will do the job. It is only 30,000 lb. tensile strength and made in China.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BadtotheboneBob

Essexville, MI

Oct 27 , 2014
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Great vise!

Extremely well built and sturdy. Easily rotates and locks down.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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813joe33624

Tampa, FL

Oct 18 , 2014
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very heavy and useful

easy to use and can be used to hold anything

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Fourkc

Alamogordo, NM

Sep 4 , 2014
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Does what it should

Not sure what more to say than it does what it is supposed to do

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dgaema

Kent, WA

Aug 4 , 2014
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Great Vise

This vise serves our needs

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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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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