H.D. Shop Mechanic’s Vise

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a beautifully made, affordable professional tool
Weighs a hefty 39 lbs
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18B02.01 H.D. Shop Mechanic’s Vise

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Regular Price: $178.90

Special Price $159.50

This writer is a life-long woodworker with lots of experience with woodworking vises. But he has always dreamed of a large mechanic’s vise – because they are exceptionally useful, but sadly a high quality affordable one has been elusive. Not any more. Here it is.

The body is overall 18" long, sits 9" high and rotates 360˚ on its swivel base. Jaw width is 5" and maximum clamping capacity is 7-1/4". Weight 39 lbs. The jaws have 2 grooves for holding thin round stock and large under-slung pipe jaws for large round stock. Turning the small lower handle 90˚ unlocks the jaws and gives you an instant quick release feature, making the vise easy to work rapidly. We think it’s as nice a mechanic’s vise we have seen in many years and it’s exceptionally affordable. Highly recommended.

Because of very heavy weight, a ground shipping surcharge of $15 applies. Air shipping is not available.
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  • H.D. Shop Mechanic’s Vise

    Mark Riegsecker, 11/18/2016 I have been purchasing products from Garrett Wade almost from the beginning-1975. Their product descriptions have always been accurate and this vise is no exception. I was shopping for a vise and saw prices ranging from $40 to $2000. I don't know what a $2000 vise feels like but it can't be that much better than this vise. IMHO. This is a very nice vise, well worth the money. It does everything shown in the video with ease. It slides smoothly in and out as well as rotates easily. I added a set of Olympia Magnetic Vise Jaw pads #38-695. for soft materials and that's all the options this vise will need. I expect it to last for decades.

    Mark
  • Heavy duty mechanics vise

    Edd Barnes, 6/27/2016 Actually, I bought it for a neighbor in NY and my wife and I will not see it until mid July when we arrive. The neighbor is ravingly happy with it and he is not likely to overate any tool or shop piece. The service provided by your electronic and telephone operators is outstanding.


    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for stopping by to comment on the Shop Mechanic's Vise. We hope you will be as satisfied with it as your neighbor is! Your positive comments about our customer service representatives are much appreciated. Please feel free to post another review once you receive the vise.



  • Perfect for Home Shop.

    T Andrew, 3/3/2016 Perfect for home shop. Very good quality.
  • A serious bench vise

    John T, 3/3/2016 I have been looking for a better bench vise for years. This is it! The vise exceeded my expectations and is a great addition to my shop.
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