Bench Vise

Bench Vise


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  • Home Work Shop Vise
  • Swivel base allows rotating the vise 240-Degree for versatility
  • Holds 0.6" D to 1.85" D pipes and tubes
  • Jaw width 4-1/2"
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How to Install a Bench Vise

In this video I'll show you how to properly install a bench vise. The vise I'm installing is an Irwin vise I purchased at Lowes. Here's the link

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  1. This is a great vise for your garage or basement work bench. It is heavy duty enough to confidently handle moderate jobs and some nice features to make it versatile. The 360 swivel is great, and as other reviewers have stated, these now ship with tie downs on both sides. This allows you to swivel and lock into place without and give. The notches under the jaws also securely hold pipes for cutting. When mounting you will need to be right on the end of the table in order for the fixed jaw to be past your table edge to allow clamped items to go to the floor.To confirm for other viewers, the vise is sold by a Michigan company but manufactured and shipped from China. However, the materials are all very sturdy and it does not feel cheap or flimsy. I secured to the bench with 3/8″ bolts, using a washer, locking washer and lock nut under the bench. The holes will snugly fit a 1/2″ bolt. The directions provide some recommended under mount support.

  2. Let me begin by saying that I think Yost makes a fine line of vises. Please read my review of the superb Yost RIA-4 bench vise – undoubtedly the Cadillac of small bench vises. Which makes Yost’s apparent indifference to the well-documented complaints of slop in the LV-4 swivel pivot so hard to understand.My brand-new Model LV-4 arrived his afternoon, and the slop in the swivel pivot was obvious. As many reviewers have noted, this looseness makes it almost impossible to secure the vise against movement, and also puts unnecessary strain on the single pivot clamp, which users tend to tighten with max force in an effort to hold the vise still. A clear lose-lose that is so simple to fix!I discussed this problem with Yost customer service, and the person I spoke with was quite pleasant and friendly but dismissed the matter as possible tooling wear. Which is nonsense.Fortunately, I had a simple fix. Simple, that is, if you happen to have a scrap piece of thinwall copper or aluminum tubing. Which, by the way, is the deeply satisfying answer to your Significant Other asking you why you keep all that junk, to which you usually answer “Because I might need it some day.”Well, that Some Day arrived this afternoon! Please see the two attached photos.I cut a short piece from a length of thinwall aluminum tubing that I knew, Just Knew, I would need someday. The tubing wasn’t exactly the right diameter, so I split it lengthwise and slipped it over the pivot bolt that secures the body of the vise to the base. Voila!! no more slop!Now, much as I admire the Yost product line, I cannot justify, in my mind, their refusal to fix this dead-simple problem. I do resent having to fix a brand-new vise to correct an obvious manufacturer’s oversight. A simple bushing in copper, brass, or aluminum, would cost Yost a couple of pennies, at most. But they evidently have chosen to ignore the many complaints by loyal users, and instead allow the vise to shift position unexpectedly, possibly compromising the work piece. Even offering it for a dollar as an after-market item would be nice…..Anyway, all’s well that ends well….etc. I hope that this review is helpful. It should be possible to find a bushing of the correct diameter (length might be a problem). But I worked with what I had on hand.

  3. Solid, well made and smooth operation. My only criticism is even though it does have 4″ jaws the unit as a whole is much smaller than I expected. This would possibly be an issue when beating on it hard. Having had vices around all my life working it hard is not that unusual. Perfect for most jobs but if I were buying again I would go for a heavier model. A good vice could last forever and be passed down for generations. Buy the best you can afford. This is a nice smaller vice

  4. After almost 40 years of use out of my Japan-made Craftsman 391-5180 3.5″ bench vise, I finally pushed it too far and stretched the screw and broke the track tracks that the nut slides in. After a bit of research, I decided the Yost 445 4.5″ bench vise would be a close replacement.+ The Yost’s base spins 360º and has two locking screws – one on each side. The base has detents which help keep it from turning without having to crank down on the locking screws. The Craftsman adjusted less than 180º and had one locking screw with no detents on the base, so you had to make sure the locking screw was VERY tight to prevent the vise from turning.+ The Yost’s lead screw has a fairly stiff preload spring. I had to grease both sides of the washer between the handle and the jaw to make it easier to turn. The Craftsman did not have a preload spring – the handle had more play, but there was less friction.- The Yost’s screw appears to be cast instead of machined like the Craftsman. (Think Chinese vs. Japanese quality.)- The screw was coated only with light oil. I gave it a good coating of thick grease, which made it easier still to turn.- There’s more lateral movement in the Yost’s moveable jaw than I expected – about as much as the Craftman had after almost 40 years of use.- The description states, “Rubber washers prevent the handle from unwanted sliding”. However, the washers are too loose to stay in place to keep the handle from sliding under its own weight.I’m sure it’ll do what I need it to do, but something tells me it won’t last as long or withstand the abuse that the Craftsman put up with over the decades!Why did I not buy another Craftsman – specifically the 51854 – since I have more bad than good to say about the Yost? I don’t know. Sears seems to be going downhill fast and I’m not sure they’ll be around to honor the warranty if I needed it. Both vises are very similar with the exception that the Yost has a better swivel. The capability, size, weight, price, and warranty are virtually the same.

  5. It’s small, but it’s perfect for what I need it for….small jobs! I have some small items I need to drill holes in and needed a vise to hold them and didn’t want to spend a fortune so I went with this vise. It feels nice and heavy for such a small vise and the striking surface on the rear is actually pretty big! There is an adjustment lever on either side of the vise at the base and a standard lever at the end. There are also 4 bolt holes to mount it to a bench. All-in-all it’s a decent vise for light duty use. However, I wouldn’t recommend it for heavy duty fabrication. Something like that, you are going to want to spend a bit more money and get something really, really good!

  6. Great vice until you try to use it like one!!! Donely thing you can expect from advice is to tighten down and things you wanted to hold well I don’t consider myself to be overly strong but just with my hands cranking down on this device I snapped the jar right off of it I am completely shocked I thought this was going to be a good little vice

  7. I’ve been looking for a half-decent bench vise for some time. There has always been one of those moments when you say to yourself “man, I wish I had a bench vise to hold onto this piece of wood…… piping…. you get the picture.I’ve researched various bench vise and wanted something that was both, practical and not too expensive. I dragged my wife out to Home Depot, Lowes, and Harbor Freight to look at options. What is boils down to is this: just how big of a bench vise do you really need and how much money are you willing to spend?I will be the first to profess, I am NOT a mechanic or an expert handyman but rather, just a homeowner who likes to work on things here at the house when I know that I can take on a honey-do task and use this bench vise as a third-hand or arm where necessary. Overall, it’s perfect for my needs for light-duty work. It also has an anvil on it so that you can pound away at something so long as it’s resting on the anvil.Installation was not too difficult. I tried to match up the holes to a template I downloaded online but found that they did not match. I ended up setting the bench vise where I wanted it to be permanently located and marked the holes in pencil. I then used a 9/16th drill bit and drilled the holes. Afterwards, I then cut two pieces, each about 6″ out of a scrap 2X4 to use for a bracket underneath the bench. I drilled the holes accordingly. I then placed the bench vise on top, slid four 1/2” bolts through the base and under the bench, I lined up the two brackets I made into the holes and now, I have a decent set up. I’m very pleased with this bench vise.PROS: Solid, ease of use, rubber washer on each end of the handle, anvilCONS: None noted.

  8. I purchased this vice for my son. Worked great till it broke one day after my Amazon return window closed, 31 days. Live and learn

  9. I just got this for my husband . He needed a vise for working on our firearms , and changing hangun sights along with working / building and cleaning Ar-15 ‘s. He said it is the perfect size , and the quality of the build and material of the vise is unreal ! The powder coating is perfect no flaws anywhere. For a vise under $40 u can’t ask for better . Mounted easy with the use of 3″ inch legnth and 5/16 diameter bolts along with washers and lock washers . Holds solidly onto his work bench . It is not a big vise in size , if you need big heavy duty vise , your best getting the next few sizes up he said . But for our needs , our firearms , and most home projects , it’s all u need . Don’t hesitate, pull the trigger on this vise it’s worth it ….. ” get your clamp on ” ……….

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