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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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Decent Vise, but wait for the sales


My vise arrived today and it looks to be of decent quality and is very heavy. The jaws match up well when tightened. However, there is a lot of play in the mechanism. This vise is a very good value when Sears offers them at the 60% sale price, but it is probably not worth the $100+ regular price, so wait for the sales.

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Awesome Vise


Does whats its supposed to do. Hold Stuff!!!

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Nice heavy Vise


I was surprised when I opened the box at how nice the vise was, can't beat it for the price.

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Great Buy!


This is a great 6in vice that can take a beating. We use this for our service technicians and they work well for all of our applications. "Why not 5 stars", you ask? Simple if notice the main shaft is not a solid but a 3 sided hollow bar with a screw drive. Which is more of a personal preference.

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this is junk had it like 2 day and bent the handle and even almost snapped it

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Not your Daddy's Craftsman


Very heavy vise with good torque. Used to seat pivot bearings on mountain bike. Jaws were thicker than pictured. Casting was a lot rougher than pictured. Does not have reversible jaw faces since screw holes are recessed on only one side. Not precision tooled, there is a lot of side to side play in the vise, and the jaw moves around like the screw is bent. Not worth the $109 price got mine on a 60% off sale, so I'll keep it.

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This thing is literally a beast.


Well, maybe not literally. Very strong though. I'm not sure if it is one you can beat on for decades and pass on to your grandkids, but it sure seems it will get the job done for me for a long time.

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