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Craftsman 6 in. Bench Vise

Item# 00951856000P | Model# 51856 | Added on May 13, 2010 | Seller:
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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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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 Semper_Fi
July 18th, 2013
Bad vise

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.

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great product,price&service


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!

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we had our last one for 25 years and so we went back to buy a newer one

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Great deal


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.

October 7th via mobile
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Solid vise - if bought on sale


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.

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awesome vise


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

August 5th via
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Excellent vise


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.

July 29th via
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6" Craftsman vise


Excellent 6" vise! Perfect size for automotive repair! Strong jaws! Large capacity!

July 29th via mobile
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Impressed with the sturdiness


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.

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