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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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Description Specifications
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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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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phillythebeaut

Had to make a small adjustment.

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This is a sturdy vice. The only issue I found was that the pipe clamp needed filed down because there was some residual iron left from the factory. But, it was an easy fix.

December 1st, 2015 via sears.com
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D_e_n

Garbage

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I bought this many years ago. The jaw faces are nothing but junk. I bought steel replacement jaws from sears parts for $60 or $70 and the bolt holes do not line up. The steel jaw faces are too hardened to drill through. A machine shop said they would have to be softened first but that would cost more. Do not buy this vise!

November 28th, 2015 via sears.com
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Earl Hall
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October 4th, 2015
DIYuser

Newly acquired boat anchor

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I've only used this a handful of times. Being a bench vise, this should have a lifetime warranty. Of course mine busted after the warranty. The swivel base on mine split in half while tightening it down on a drive-shaft yoke. It's nothing more than an overpriced boat anchor now. Deserves zero stars.

September 9th, 2015 via craftsman.com
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Stingingfork

Great for the Price!

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I got this vise on sale and so far it's performed exactly as it should. I like the way the vise rotates to stay out of the way when it's not in use. Appears to be well made and it comes with a one year warranty against defects. I couldn't ask for more.

September 2nd, 2015 via sears.com
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SnowBlowerDude

POS Vise. DO NOT BUY!!! Chinese Garbage

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Bought this vise almost 3 years ago. I was bending a piece of aluminum in it today and one of the "ears" of the vise snapped off. It's nothing but cast **** steel. Save your money spend some extra and stay away from this craftsman product.

August 10th, 2015 via sears.com
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pbearly

6" craftsman bench vise

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heavy duty and larger than I expected

July 23rd, 2015 via sears.com
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Tantrum74

bench vise

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was a Christmas present for my sweetie. it's now mounted to the work bench, and gets used every chance we get. good construction!

July 17th, 2015 via sears.com
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jdmminot

Great vise for good price..

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The jaws on this vice are huge and should be big enough to accommodate anything you could throw at it around the house. They are replaceable as well, should they ever break. Great vise for the money, I just wish it didn't come out of the box with a gold 'made in China' sticker on it. C'mon Craftsman!

June 22nd, 2015 via sears.com
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DIYerGuy

Great heavy vise - good deal when on sale

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this is more heavy duty than I was expecting. It has done great even when clamping tractor parts and banging away on them! Be sure to anchor it good to your work bench.

March 12th, 2015 via sears.com
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dm008

Jaw face plate issue

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Bought this 6" Craftsman vise on Jan 31, 2014 and received the vise in good shape on Feb 5, 2014. Love the size and features.

Didn't try to reverse the jaw face plates until Jan 30, 2015, and found that two of the face plate hex screws were impossible to remove, even with a good quality hex key. Also, the other two screws were very hard to remove, and had some type of sticky goo in the threads that made removal difficult. Because the vise was still under warranty, I took it back to the local Sears store, and they couldn't remove the screws either. Kindly, they replaced the whole vise with a new one. But, before leaving the store, I tried removing the face plate screws on the new vise, and only one of four could be removed by me or by the store personnel.

Took the new vise home anyway, and finally found a way to remove the screws by hammering an impact tool T-20 Torx bit into the hex hole in the screw head, such that the star points of the Torx bit matched the points of the hexagonal hole in the screw, and only then could I generate enough force to remove the screws by using a wrench to twist the Torx bit. I cleaned the screw threads and used penetrating oil to dissolve the remaining goo, and now the screws can be inserted and removed easily using a hex key.

I'm guessing the manufacturer never got the memo about "reversible" and "replaceable" jaw face plates.

February 4th, 2015 via sears.com
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Dlizard

Great Vise

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After reading other reviews seeing the bad and the good from this I went ahead and bought it anyways. I use it a couple times a week and so far it has been great and has held up to all the stress I have put it through. I mainly do woodworking and random home improvement projects where I am not putting the vise under lots of pressure and hitting on anything I have locked down. If you were to use it as I do you would not regret buying this vise.

January 20th, 2015 via sears.com
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smilingmoose

Gave as a gift

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Our son loves this. He said it is strong.

January 12th, 2015 via sears.com
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mv1

bright!

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Very bright! Great versatility with the magnet and the hook!

January 11th, 2015 via mobile
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jeddy776

crash1234

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very nice

January 6th, 2015 via sears.com
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