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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.
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
Yuba City, CA
Mount Ida, AR
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.
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