Top 10 Best American Made Bench Vises
for May 2022

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Forward DT08125A 5-Inch Heavy Duty Bench Vise 360-Degree Swivel Base and Head with Anvil (5

Forward DT08125A 5-Inch Heavy Duty Bench Vise 360-Degree Swivel Base and Head with Anvil (5"

Ductile Iron)

by Forward
What We like

More Durable and Sturdy: Material updated, stationary body and floating body are all made from high strength ductile iron, PSI 60,000

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Product Features

  • Jaw width:125mm(5"), Opening: 125mm(5"), Throat Depth: 67mm(2.6"), Clamp force: at least 5500lbs
  • Great for clamping and fixing workpiece: Higher clamping force; Longer opening; Bigger anvil; Deeper throat depth; Wider jaw; Round workpiece clamping; Microgroove tooth space for better grip; 360 degree swivel base providing unlimited clamping space
  • Perfect Dual-Purpose Vises: This 5" vise is suitable for both industrial and DIY home use. The front jaw can be rotated by 360 degree, more convenient for clamping works
  • Multifunctional: Mounting vise on the workbench, then you could do the work of grinding, cutting, and etc. Tapping work can also be done on the anvil of bench vise

Multifunctional: mounting vise on the workbench, then you could do the work of grinding, cutting, and etc. tapping work can also be done on the anvil of bench vise Perfect dual-purpose vises: this 5" vise is suitable for both industrial and diy home use. the front jaw can be rotated by 360 degree, more convenient for clamping works Jaw width:125mm(5"), opening: 125mm(5"), throat depth: 67mm(2.6"), clamp force: at least 5500lbs Great for clamping and fixing workpiece: higher clamping force; longer opening; bigger anvil; deeper throat depth; wider jaw; round workpiece clamping; microgroove tooth space for better grip; 360 degree swivel base providing unlimited clamping space

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WORKPRO Bench Vise, 4-1/2

WORKPRO Bench Vise

4-1/2" Heavy-Duty Utility Combination Pipe Home Vise, Swivel Base Bench for Woodworking

by HANZGHOU GREATSTAR INDUSTRIAL CO.LTD
What We like

Swivel Feature - The jaws are a fantastic 240 degree swivel design. It also features a swivel base, and allows an ever greater degree of accuracy while you are working with a hand tool as there is no need to keep inserting and removing the piece you are working on.

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Product Features

  • Multi-Jaw Function - The Multi-Jaw can fit flat metarial and pipe or tube work you have. The jaws are anti-slipping, meaning no slipping, no scratching and no injuries from wayward tools.
  • Strong Iron Construction - The 4-1/2" vise bench has an industrial strength gray iron construction and is best suited to be used and to take one hell of a beating.
  • Large Anvil Area - The strong design comes in even handier when you take the anvil-back into consideration. Throat Depth: 2-11/32 inch(5.9cm), Jaw Opening: 4-1/4 inch(11.1cm), Jaw Width: 4.5 inch(11.4cm). Creates up to 2204 lbs. of clamping force
  • Very Stable Bench Vise - It is so easy to install on your bench, so simple in fact that any idiot could do it. It is strong and stable and perfect for home bench use or for small workshops. It is perfect for small projects and is highly adept at securing tools for sharpening and such.

Large anvil area - the strong design comes in even handier when you take the anvil-back into consideration. throat depth: 2-11/32 inch(5.9cm), jaw opening: 4-1/4 inch(11.1cm), jaw width: 4.5 inch(11.4cm). creates up to 2204 lbs. of clamping force Strong iron construction - the 4-1/2" vise bench has an industrial strength gray iron construction and is best suited to be used and to take one hell of a beating. Multi-jaw function - the multi-jaw can fit flat metarial and pipe or tube work you have. the jaws are anti-slipping, meaning no slipping, no scratching and no injuries from wayward tools. Very stable bench vise - it is so easy to install on your bench, so simple in fact that any idiot could do it. it is strong and stable and perfect for home bench use or for small workshops. it is perfect for small projects and is highly adept at securing tools for sharpening and such.

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JET 28826 C1 Wilton Combo Pipe & Bench Vise 4.5, Depth:5/8 in. Height:1-1/4 in. Width:4-1/2

JET 28826 C1 Wilton Combo Pipe & Bench Vise 4.5

Depth:5/8 in. Height:1-1/4 in. Width:4-1/2", Grey

by Wilton
What We like

Hardened steel replaceable jaw inserts are machine serrated for a safe and secure grip under maximum torque, The Wilton Combination Pipe and Bench 4-1/2" Jaw Round Channel Vise with Swivel Base in Workholding, Vises - 28826, Manual

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Product Features

  • Sealed construction keeps lubrication in and contaminants out for a lifetime of smooth operation
  • Precision slide bar eliminates movement in the front jaw regardless of opened distance
  • Massive cast iron vise body is virtually indestructible, weighing up to 30% more than competing models
  • Steel
  • Longer spindle nut ensures smooth movement and a stronger straight-line pull

Sealed construction keeps lubrication in and contaminants out for a lifetime of smooth operation Longer spindle nut ensures smooth movement and a stronger straight-line pull Steel Precision slide bar eliminates movement in the front jaw regardless of opened distance Massive cast iron vise body is virtually indestructible, weighing up to 30% more than competing models

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Grizzly Industrial G7057 - Bench Vise w/Anvil - 3

Grizzly Industrial G7057

Bench Vise w/Anvil, 3"

by Grizzly Industrial
What We like

Made in China

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Product Features

  • Purveyor of fine woodworking and metalworking machinery since 1983

Purveyor of fine woodworking and metalworking machinery since 1983

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Wilton 11106 Wilton Bench Vise, Jaw Width 6-Inch, Jaw Opening 6-Inch

Wilton Tools Wilton 11106 Wilton Bench Vise

Jaw Width 6-Inch, Jaw Opening 6-Inch

by WMH Tool Group
What We like

IDEAL FOR: General purpose, home shop, weekend projects, and light duty use

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Product Features

  • DURABILITY: Have castings with a 30,000 PSI gray cast iron body built for rugged use and extended life.
  • 120 DEGREE SWIVEL: Has a double lock down swivel base
  • PERFORMANCE: Has grooved steel jaw inserts and large anvil work surface

120 degree swivel: has a double lock down swivel base Durability: have castings with a 30,000 psi gray cast iron body built for rugged use and extended life. Performance: has grooved steel jaw inserts and large anvil work surface

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Yost Vises ADI-4, 4 Inch 130,000 PSI Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) Bench Vise with 360-Degree Swivel Base superseding Yost FSV-4

Yost Tools Yost Vises ADI-4

4 Inch 130, 000 PSI Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) Bench Vise with 360-Degree Swivel Base superseding Yost FSV-4

by Yost Vises
What We like

Forged steel body has a powder-coated finish that provides weather resistance and a flat portion that acts as an anvil and additional work space

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Product Features

  • 360-degree swivel base adjusts the direction of the jaws for proper placement and locks in place
  • Top jaws and pipe jaws are made of hardened steel, are grooved for enhanced grip, and can be replaced when worn
  • Bench vise with swivel base has a 4" jaw width and 0.5"- to 2"-diameter pipe capacity to provide clamping action for heavy-duty applications
  • Guide rails adjust to counteract wear and restore precision

360-degree swivel base adjusts the direction of the jaws for proper placement and locks in place Bench vise with swivel base has a 4" jaw width and 0.5"- to 2"-diameter pipe capacity to provide clamping action for heavy-duty applications Top jaws and pipe jaws are made of hardened steel, are grooved for enhanced grip, and can be replaced when worn Guide rails adjust to counteract wear and restore precision

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Wilton 880M Mechanics Pro Vise, 8” Jaw Width, 8-1/2

Wilton Tools Wilton 880M Mechanics Pro Vise

8” Jaw Width, 8-1/2" Jaw Opening (28813)

by Wilton
What We like

PRECISION-MACHINED SLIDE BAR: Eliminates movement in the front jaw, regardless of opened distance.

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Product Features

  • 60,000 PSI DUCTILE IRON: Greater durability with lighter weight material.
  • LARGE ANVIL WORK SURFACE: Accommodates a wide range of striking needs.
  • ENCLOSED SPINDLE: Keeps lubricants in and contaminants out for smooth operation.
  • NEEDLE ROLLER THRUST BEARING: Easier to apply and release greater clamping force.

Needle roller thrust bearing: easier to apply and release greater clamping force. 60,000 psi ductile iron: greater durability with lighter weight material. Enclosed spindle: keeps lubricants in and contaminants out for smooth operation. Large anvil work surface: accommodates a wide range of striking needs.

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Wilton 11104 4” Jaw Bench Vise with Swivel Base

Wilton Tools Wilton 11104 4” Jaw Bench Vise with Swivel Base

by WMH Tool Group
What We like

MAX. OPENING CAPACITY: 3"

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Product Features

  • STABILITY: Swivel base rotates 360 and has double lockdowns.
  • BUILT FOR RUGGED USE: Crafted from 30,000 PSI ductile iron.
  • LARGE ANVIL: Accommodates a wide range of striking needs.

Large anvil: accommodates a wide range of striking needs. Built for rugged use: crafted from 30,000 psi ductile iron. Stability: swivel base rotates 360 and has double lockdowns.

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Wilton 63302 6-Inch Shop Vise

Wilton Tools Wilton 63302 6-Inch Shop Vise

by JPW Industries Inc.
What We like

360 DEGREE SWIVEL: Base can swivel 360 degrees with double lockdown for quick and easy positioning

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Product Features

  • PERFORMANCE: Has built-in pipe jaws handle various pipe sizes and rubber pinch safety guards
  • DURABILITY: Have castings with a 30,000 PSI gray cast iron body built for rugged use and extended life.
  • SECURE HOLD: Capable of mounting to the bench with 4 mounting posts providing more stability and secure hold

Durability: have castings with a 30,000 psi gray cast iron body built for rugged use and extended life. Performance: has built-in pipe jaws handle various pipe sizes and rubber pinch safety guards Secure hold: capable of mounting to the bench with 4 mounting posts providing more stability and secure hold

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Yost 5

Yost Tools Yost 5" Heavy-Duty Bench Vise

Double Swivel Rotating Vise: Head Rotates 360° Vertically, Body Rotates 360° Horizontally In The Interlocking Geared Swivel Base, (Model 750-E; 1-Pack)

by Yost Tools
What We like

Durable Rotating head constructed in 60,000 PSI ductile iron, stationary body cast in 30,000 PSI cast (grey) iron

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Product Features

  • Base mounting tabs: (4) x 0.5"D, mounting hardware not included.
  • Large 3.2" x 2.5 (8.1CM x 6.3CM) anvil work surface for flat shaping
  • Machined Q235 steel main screw 0. 74"D with rolled single acme threads at 4 threads per inch
  • 360-degree interlocking (geared) swivel base with (2) lock downs adjusts the direction of the jaws for proper placement
  • Jaw Width: 5" (12.7CM) x Jaw Opening: 4-7/8" (12.4CM) x Throat Depth: 3" (7.6CM) x Pipe Capacity: 0.5"D x 2.5"D (1.3 x 6.4CM)

Casting clamp force: 7,000 lbs. and torque rating: 165 ft-lb Base mounting tabs: (4) x 0.5"d, mounting hardware not included. 360-degree interlocking (geared) swivel base with (2) lock downs adjusts the direction of the jaws for proper placement Large 3.2" x 2.5 (8.1cm x 6.3cm) anvil work surface for flat shaping 0.5"d x 7. 48" long handle Three (3) different sets of jaws for gripping parts: machinist jaws, pipe jaws and v-jaws. Machined q235 steel main screw 0. 74"d with rolled single acme threads at 4 threads per inch Jaw width: 5" (12.7cm) x jaw opening: 4-7/8" (12.4cm) x throat depth: 3" (7.6cm) x pipe capacity: 0.5"d x 2.5"d (1.3 x 6.4cm) 360 degrees rotating head for clamping material at any angle

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