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Craftsman 5" Bench Vise

Item# 00951855000P | Model# 51855 | Added on July 26, 2010 |
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Craftsman 5" Bench Vise
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Get a Precise Grip The sturdy Craftsman 5" bench vise holds on tight with a grip strong enough to help you get the toughest jobs done. This handy tool's reversible plates change out quickly and easily, so you can secure a wide variety of materials without wasting time. A precision-machined anvil top can take a pounding. When you need to work on rounded shapes, a grip throat firmly secures pipes and cylinders from 1/8- 2-1/2". For difficult detail work, an easily adjusted 180° swivel lets you work at the best angle for every task.

  • Reversible plates are quick and easy to switch out
  • 180° swivel sets up fast and holds tight
  • Hardy machined anvil top can withstand constant pounding
  • Grippy throat secures rounded shapes up to 2.5" in diameter
  • Bolts down for a stable reliable hold
  • Instant-Action screw for quick hold
  • V-groove for added gripping power
  • Smooth, chromed handle for maximum leverage
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By iduser
June 13th, 2014
Great vise for the money

I've been searching for a vise for some time now. Most of the really good brands are really expensive. Most of the inexpensive vises are really poor quality, as the ratings say. I was a little hesitant to order this one because it is made in China and is reasonably priced. I expected it to be of poor finish and not operate well. I was wrong. For the money, this is one good product. I haven't done a lot of heavy duty work with this vise, so I cannot say how it would hold up in that environment, but for light to medium duty it works well.

6 found this review helpful
By RLFue
December 9th, 2015

Vise jaw faces are made to be replaceable. However, Sears doesn't sell replacements. When or if yours break, and they often do, the vise is trash without new ones.

26 found this review helpful
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Unable to tighten Jaws!


The jaws on the vise were loose and when attempting to tighten them the screw stripped before the jaw was tight.

March 25th
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Deal and a half


Been looking for a vice for years, this is a great deal!!!

March 5th
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5" Vise


It is what I was looking for, great price, and made well.

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Good solid workbench vise.


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Looks great to me!


It is a very strong vice, very well designed and built. I noticed that some reviews talk about the jaws breaking and being hard to replace, but they seem strong for me, so I so far love this vise.

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