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!
The main control arm was not straight,to make the vise level reqired bolting the vise at an angle.Lastly it was not made the the U.S.A. which was not indicated on the box it came in or on the product.
I'm starting a new wood shop for retirement.I have been looking for tools you no more bang for your buck type I have looked for a lot of items and always end back at Sears. there tools offer the bang every thing I buy is of the best quality for the money. I looked at many vices and this was it. It is a great vice high quality and workmanship. I truly like the way it works. As always shop at Sears for the best!
we had our last one for 25 years and so we went back to buy a newer one
This vise is a great deal for the price. I ordered online and was surprised with how large the vise was for the price. Definitely big enough for the average homeowner. I would highly recommend his to others.
If you pay regular price on this vise, you are pretty dense. However, if you wait for a sale and then use some available points, you can get this for well under $40. I think its right about a $40 or $50 vise - made in China, should be adequate for a serious DIYer.
this is an awesome vise to have mounted on a bench.superior craftsman quality like always.also does great holding pipe secure and had reversible jaws
This is a really excellent product. It is sturdy and well made with high quality materials. My husband absolutely loves it and uses it all the time.
Excellent 6" vise! Perfect size for automotive repair! Strong jaws! Large capacity!
I was impressed with the sturdiness and heft that the vise had when I received it... was expecting something a little less quality, so I was pleasantly surprised. It seems quite strong and decent quality. I like the adjustments and how they work. Also has a spot for pounding things - always a helpful thing to have.