|Review by Mike Lingenfelter||posted 02-12-2008 05:19 AM||7154 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I have bought several products from Lee Valley/Veritras, and I have been very happy with them. So, I expected a lot from them, when I bought this vise. For what I paid for this bench vise, I’m not that impressed. I took the picture for this review showing how the handles can get out of alignment. The problem is that the set-screws that lock the large screw and handle together are undersized. The use of set-screws I feel is the real flaw. The friction from a couple set-screws isn’t going to give you that much clamping pressure. The set-screws are always slipping. You then have to remove the front cover to adjust the handles and tighten the set-screw down again. I wanted a vise I can really clamp down on. If I put too much pressure on this vise I can easily twist the handles out of alignment.