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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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Craftsman 6 in. Bench Vise


Purchase the vise for 1/2 the originally price and the amount of SYW points. The purpose of the purchase was just to add the vise to my craftsman collection of tools. It is a very good vise and I am very happy with the purchase.

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Nice vice


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does not work properly


to open or to close vice you have to push it to close or you have to pull to get it open. I'm at the point that it may be returned very shortly if I can't figure it out. Nothing came in the box and only after receiving it did I come to find out it was made in China not the USA. The soul reason I purchased the Craftsman product was that it was American made and carried a lifetime warranty. This vice carries a one year warranty and not made here. Not happy.

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Table vice


I purchased this as a gift for my husband. It was aggressively sale priced and just what I was looking for. The reason for the purchase was the vice he had broke. I like craftsman and the warranty of the products. I purposely went to Sears for a replacement.

January 6th via mobile
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Very Sturdy


This vice is very well built and very sturdy. I'm very happy with how it hold items I'm working on in the garage. Also has a great flat surface for flattening out metal. Overall great vice.

January 6th via
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Get a grip


I bought this vice a gift for my son. It was such a great product I was hoping he would decide that he didn't want it. That way I would get to keep it for myself. Fact is I'm sure that I'll be going out to pick up another for myself.

January 5th via mobile
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solid value in 6in. vise


This is a solid, fairly heavy duty general purpose vise,fit and finish and jaw alignment are excellent. I got this one on sale and used bonus points so it was a very good value, definitely higher end of the imported variety. You can't have too many vises.

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I love this vise. It helps me get thinks done. If I have a bolt stuck in a socket you know what I do? I stick that son of a gun in the vise and give her a good ole smackaroo with my trusty hammer. No more bolt stuck in socket.

January 3rd via mobile
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