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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 | Seller: Sears.com
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$109.99
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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 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.

23 found this review helpful
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jianetti

I'm Glad I skipped over the Reviews.

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I read the reviews on Sears.com. Normally, I would have skipped over this vise based upon the posts of others. But it was such a good deal! Pleasant surprise, this is an excellent vise and a wonderful bargain. There are similar vises being offered online for a whole lot more. Anyway, this one is sturdy, well designed, and everything fits and works as it is supposed to fit and work. I'd highly recommend this one to a friend. Read what is posted and make your decision, but I say don't pass up this wonderful deal.

One minor complaint: No manual. It would have been nice to have some guidance toward mounting this thing, possibly a template. Still a great deal.

23 days ago via sears.com
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RWS1959

Spare parts

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I didn't consider that my purchase was going to be spare parts from someone else. The bolt that binds the threaded rod on the vice to the clamping parts had been taken and a worn, slightly stripped out one tossed into the box in its place. It seems to be ok, but then it wasn't ok for someone else. I just don't want to have to unbolt it from the bench and mail it back.

April 20th via sears.com
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Jim_Dallas

Jaw broke during the first use - Not heavy duty

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Used the vise to press the new rubber boot on my Honda Civic's control arm, and the jaw broke and dropped on the floor. This is not a heavy duty vise. Inside the jaw is hollow and cheap cast iron.

April 20th via sears.com
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Michael Klusacek
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April 12th
Alexle

Good Value for the Money

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I needed a bench vise for those projects that just come up every once in a while. For the price of a 4-inch, this 6-inch vise provides stable gripping power. Nothing fancy, but gets the job done.

March 31st via sears.com
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Wade_W

Nice Vice!

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Very solid vice that should handle anything that I can throw at it (literally)

March 29th via mobile
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VinnyI

Solid Investment

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Got a great deal, and this is one solid vise.

March 23rd via sears.com
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1Jinxyalls

Bench vise

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Not all that happy with it. Jaws do not come with the v-grooves as shown online. Also only one lockdown bolt to secure the vise swivel so it does not lock it down a securely as a vise with one on each side.

March 23rd via mobile
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Clarence McIntire
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Great price, Great quality and perfect for everyday projects.

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Great price! This is a great vise for the do it yourselfer. Big enough for everyday projects. Works perfect and I am completely satisfied with this purchase!

March 10th
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FritzFratz52

This is one heavy duty vice!

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March 4th via sears.com
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acschx

A solid vise

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I ended up getting this vise because it was on a great sale. It seems sturdy enough and works smoothly. As always I wish that Craftsman still stood for made in America but that's not the way Sears has gone since the Kmart buyout. At any rate a decent vise for the price especially on sale.

February 28th via mobile
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PFelice

Craftsman 6 in. Bench Vise

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Curt was extremely please with this product.

February 28th via sears.com
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whitt1950

vises and impact screwdriver

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the vice is a piece of junk and screwdriver is misleading don't buy

February 24th via sears.com
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ll1970

Craftsman product???????? (Really)

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You get what you pay for. This is a cheap import that has unbelievable loose tolerances that are so bad the guidebar rocks sideways while it is being closed. I opened the box and sat it on the work bench and operated the screw to open and close the vise to see how it operated. There are cheap products and then there is junk. I put it back in the box and returned it to Sears. If Sears would have had a copy of the vise on a table like they do their other items such as drills and saws, I would not have purchased the vise. It should NOT have the Craftsman name on it. I left my 30 year old 6 in. Craftsman vise on the work bench as it is as smooth as the day I bought it . Unfortunately it does not have a swivel base which I thought would be nice to have in a new vise. Craftsman quality has gone down with imported tools.

February 15th via sears.com
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Kenneth Nash
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February 2nd
Roy_W

not bad

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Bought on sale, reasonably happy. Little loose around the swivel base, otherwise fairly happy with it.

January 19th via craftsman.com
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CBunce

Excellent and strong

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STOUT!

January 5th via sears.com
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Bzin

Craftsman vice

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Great deal and product. Bought for present for husband he loves it. Better value then a
other comparable vices. Great price. Got for Black Friday and redeemed point.

January 3rd via mobile
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billhdse

great vice

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this is a great vice for the money.

December 15th, 2015 via sears.com
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RLFue

WARNING

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The jaw faces on vices are breakable but Sears doesn't sell replacements. If/when they break, the vise is nothing more than an expensive paperweight.

December 9th, 2015 via sears.com
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