Grizzly vise quality

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Richard Dunlap posted 06-24-2012 10:35 PM 2912 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Richard Dunlap's profile

Richard Dunlap

65 posts in 2289 days

06-24-2012 10:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vise front vise bench vise

Does anyone have any experience with the Grizzly H7788 cabinet makers vise. I was wondering if it is any good. The price is sure right.

2 replies so far

View crank49's profile


3979 posts in 2395 days

#1 posted 06-25-2012 01:54 AM

First, let me say that I don’t have and have never used a Grizzly vise.

However, I think most of the vises out there are made in just a few places around the world and resold under various brand names.

I have used a couple of Front Vises of similar design to the one you reference that is sold by Grizzly.
The first one was a Groz small model. It was useless.
I exchanged it for a Groz large model. It was just as useless, but cost more.
The two main problems with this style of vise is: 1. it does not have a quick release feature. 2. it will rack and bind up unless the work is perfectly centered, or you hold your work with one hand while holding a spacer block with your second hand, while you turn the screw with your third hand. ;^)

I just don’t like front vises. The all steel and iron Quick Release Face Vise is a much better tool. I have two of them and they work great. They cost about $90 and up, but they are worth the extra cost.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

View waho6o9's profile


7125 posts in 2001 days

#2 posted 06-25-2012 04:20 AM

Judging by the reviews on Amazon, your money will be better spent elsewhere.

Good luck.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics