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Forum topic by JohnChung posted 08-25-2014 09:21 AM 1334 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2014 09:21 AM

hi guys,

Which bench vise would you get. Just the basic mechanic bench vise or the bench vise which can rotate for pipes


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#1 posted 08-25-2014 09:34 AM

If you are willing to spend a little more than i a cheap chinese one these forged ones are top notch:
Will take a beating and probably last longer than you. Rotating bottom plates are an accessory.

Hope this was usefull?

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 12:26 PM

I’ve owned this one for maybe 5 years. No complaints, it’s been a real workhorse and taken a beating. I ordered off of Amazon, and the first one I got had one of the base mounts cracked off. I also saw the UPS guy drop it in my driveway. So I had a new one in 2-3 days from Amazon, and sent the old one back.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 05:22 PM A vise made by Columbian or Wilton is a good vise.

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 10:46 PM

I just spent about :05 on craigslist and saw some real monsters for 100-200

Vintage American made stuff that will get your job done.

I’m in chicago, YMMV

I’d go that route before I bought new.

-- Dave, Oak Park, IL

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#5 posted 08-26-2014 12:45 AM

I’ve used a Wilton for over 40 yrs.
Little more spendy, but IMO worth it.

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