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38 Reviewers (69.0%) 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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prophead
Jan 11 , 2009
Not bad till I needed vise jaws
Bought this vise because it was of good quality. One of the reasons I bought it was I could get replacement jaws. Now a few years later they are not available. Makes this once very good vice worthless.
 

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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Sleepersteve

Palm Springs, CA

Mar 9 , 2013
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Sleepersteve

I needed a vice to mount onto my new workbench, so I picked this 4" one it is really well made and I needed to cut some nuts for some bolts I needed to mount my wheels onto my workbench so i used the craftsman 4" vice to clamp my nuts so I could cut my nuts in half to be thinner so the swival wheels would not hit them and the vise really held my nuts nice and tight so I could cut them in half. this is a very well built vice and I really like the nice size of it to. one tough built vice

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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vhochard

Romney, WV

Jan 10 , 2013
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4 in bench vise

My husband loves that it swivels

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mike6453

Kingston, TN

Dec 24 , 2012
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Sale and discounts make it a good deal

For the size and quality I thought it was too expensive. With sale price and club savings plus ************* this is a good value. I miss the familiar craftsman red color. The axis rotation makes it slightly awkward on a corner installation.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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crusader86

Rio Rancho, NM

Dec 1 , 2012
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Heavy and durable

This is a very heavy vice, which seems to hold up well. A solid, secure mount to a bench helps out in placement of it. I am not crazy about the made in china bit, but it seems to close evenly, and works as expected.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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keenemarin

Madison, WI

Nov 7 , 2012
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Good, strong vise

It broke the bench I put it on. Its pretty heavy duty (for my use at least). Works well. I am trying to find a better surface to mount it on right now..

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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