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Craftsman 6 in. Bench Vise
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Craftsman 6 in. Bench Vise

Item# 00951856000P | Model# 51856 | Added on May 13, 2010
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Get a Great Grip with 6-Inch Bench Vise
Craftsman 6-inch bench vise is constructed with heavy duty precision-machined anvil to deliver incredible strength for gripping all kinds of objects. Whether you are working with wood or metal, the Instant Acton vise screw opens and closely quickly, and the bench vise base swivels 180 degrees to give you the best work angle. The bench vise has V-grooves for extra firm gripping. The maximum opening is 6-3/4 inches and can hold large pipes or up to three 2x4s.
The 6-inch bench vise grip has reversible jaw faces that are serrated on one side, smooth on the other for no-mar gripping. The bench vise features angular lock nuts and a long lock nut handle for easy use. This incredibly strong bench vise will be an essential piece of shop equipment that you'll use all the time to get the job done.

  • Craftsman 6-inch bench vise features heavy duty machine precision construction for incredible strength while gripping
  • Bench vise is suitable for working with wood and metal objects
  • The Instant Action vise screw lets you open and close the vise quickly
  • The vise base swivels 180 degrees to get a good angle in tight spaces
  • V-grooves provide extra gripping strength
  • Maximum opening is 6-3/4 inches
  • Reversible jaw faces are serrated on one side, smooth on the other
  • Angular lock nuts and long lock nut handle
  • Craftsman quality workmanship and materials
  • One-year guarantee
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7 found this review helpful
by Theo98
October 25th, 2010
Craftsman 6" Bench Vise-Workhorse!

I've used and abused my Craftsman 6" HD Vise for the past 10 years and it has never failed me. Initially I found too much play in the opening\closing cam action, but quickly remedied that by tightening the main swivel bolt that was 2 threads loose. Since then, this vise has helped me hand threaded 2" pipe, has supported multiple large woodworking projects for construction and assembly fabrication, drill large 1\2" plate steel and hammer into submission rebar and angled steel with my shop 5# double head sledge.

I find the 6" vise has a large opening capacity, holds objects tightly and releases with ease. It isn't designed for industrial use, but then it only comes in at 10-20% of the commercial vise $$$ market! Yep, it's easily handles all of my DIY projects and has been an Outstanding supportive unit for my homeowner construction-fabrication-maintenance needs! 

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by jpritts00
February 11th, 2009
Piece of junk

Got this vise for Christmas, used it twice. I put a heavy duty bolt with lock nut on it in the vise and tightened it down. First the jaw snapped in half so I moved the bolt to the other half for a good grip, this time it held until I started to pull on the breaker bar. After a couple of tugs on the breaker bar, the vise actually broke in half! I guess I am closer to superman than I thought. I would never recommend this product to any of my friends and will be looking for a better quality product.

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TimTO

Quite a solid vice

This is my first purchase of a vice for my own personal use in my garage. I debated going between the 4, 5, and 6" versions and settled on a larger one to start out. It is built very solid (painted cast iron?) and cranks in and out as easy as I would expect it to. I did need to add some grease to get it operating a bit more smoothly. It looks great and functions well, no issues.

14 days ago via sears.com
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Nelson I
August 14th
MABEL1950

DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS IS

WAS LOOKING FOR A GOOD VISE AND SAW THIS ONE ON SALE I LOVE THE CRAFTMAN PRODUCT

August 14th via sears.com
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lazytgb

Vise

I have always wanted and needed a vise. This one holds stuff in place and does not loosen while you're using it. A great product for yourself or as a gift.

August 7th via sears.com
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cowboymn

It's a vise

It is what I expect from a vise. Nothing great. It does the jobs I need it for.

July 14th via sears.com
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ajamesp51

Big Beefy Vice

I have owned budget bench vices in the past, and I can tell you this one will outlast them all. Simple things like rubber grommets on the turning handle keeps the vice from beating on it self. The jaw face is reversible and replaceable. Not only can you clamp round stock below the jaws, but the jaws them selves have two small cutouts to accommodate round stock. Please note that there is no hardware included to bolt the vice down.

July 9th via sears.com
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KM52

As advertised

Good, heavy duty vice that mounted easily to my bench.

May 28th via sears.com
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PamErickson

MAX VALUE

I FIND THIS VISE A GREAT ADDITION TO MY NEW GARAGE/ SHOP. IT IS A GREAT VALUE AND WAS ON MY LIST WHEN I WENT TO SEARS. BETTER YET WHEN I GOT IN STORE IT WAS ON SALE!!!

May 16th via sears.com
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babycritter

broke

it broke first time I used it

May 5th via sears.com
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DeuceMI

Craftsman 6in Bench Vice

I was very impressed with the quality of this bench vice. Very Heavy duty! A nice flat Anvil area and extra wide 6" jaws make this a very nice vice.

April 11th via sears.com
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DIYathome

This is the vise that pushes all other vises out of your garage!

I found myself using an old vise I bought back when I was in high school more and more as my projects became more complex over the years. At the time, I bought a cheap vise from wherever I could cause my outlook was price>quality. Needless to say, I wasted a lot of money on junk tools back then, not realizing that I could spend a little more and get a craftsman tool that would last a lifetime. As often as I can afford, I'm replacing all my tools with craftsman tools and now my projects come out a lot better now that I have the right tools. Don't waste your time or money fiddling with junk tools from ******* or **************, spend just a little more and have a tool built to last a lifetime of use.

April 8th via sears.com
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miketg

Great vise!

This vise works very well. It has the pole clamp so you can locked down poles. Also, I like that you can flip the jaws of the vise to either have a smooth or rough texture.

March 19th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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capzoom

vise

bought for my son I own one years of use

March 14th via craftsman.com
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Hexanite

The Beast

I finally got this vice mounted to my bench. It is an absolute beast. I did some light testing on it, but then I used it to crush some pipe (work related test) and it handled it with ease. I am so happy that I decided to go for the 6-inch version. It moves so smoothly. The "anvil" portion is rock solid. I am confident that this vice will last ages. I really like this vice.

March 7th via sears.com
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citabriair

Inadequate support for Bench vice Assy

Bench vice is as advertised....., but the first time I used it the rear jaw cracked with an apparent heat treating fault.

Sears/Craftsman aver they have NO parts or replacement jaw sets, individually or jaw sets, and it appears they have no intent to help me find a set. $79.00 down the drain!

This is a newly purchased item, still on line PN 51856, Vice 6-12

March 3rd via craftsman.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
5 of 5 found this review helpful.
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emgee00

Great Vise for the money!

February 13th via sears.com
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cgehlbak

Bench Vise

Fit and function seem good for price.

February 3rd via sears.com
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Grease_Monkey

Good Vise for the Price

For the price compared to ***** and ************** this vise is very good.

January 25th via sears.com
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06Speed6

A must have

Any respectable workshop should have a vice that is capable of handling any job, this is that vice. Very heavy metal construction, this vice should last for years.

January 23rd via sears.com
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ToolDog99

Very nice vise

Great vise for the money, much better than the vises for the same price at that other discount tool dealer. Metal quality is very good and polished pieces fit well, mounts to table easily.

November 22nd, 2013 via sears.com
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