H.D. Shop Mechanic's Vise

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

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Regular Price: $219.00

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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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  • Perfect Vice

    Herbert Castro, 11/5/2020 Very strong and sturdy vice. Perfect size for my garage. Just what I was looking for.
  • Great place to shop

    Steve , 3/10/2019 Love this vise all the options are well thought out. Great price love Garrett Wades great place for guy tools
  • Terrific vise - hight quality - good vale for the quality of this unit

    FusionPilot, 4/14/2018 This is a quality vise. First of all It was well packaged and arrived in perfect condition. That is so important these days. The action of the main threaded rod is very smooth. I added some grease to lubricate it further.

    The only "unknown" was the little chrome-plated pin included. I went to the on-line video to determine that it is used to loosen the bolts that allow turning of the mechanism to different angles. It stores nicely in a hole in the base.

    The turning mechanism is anchored on two sides by serrated "teeth", and will not be in danger of slippage during use.

    I researched vises and found a wide range of prices and quality. Reading the comments on other vises, it's clear this vise addresses most of the complaints others have had with competing units, even higher-priced ones. I look forward to a long service.
  • Mechanic's vice

    John Hearnsberger, 12/13/2017 more than expected
  • H.D. Shop Mechanic’s Vise

    Mark Riegsecker, 11/19/2016 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.
    Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner November 2016 Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner. Congratulations, Mark!!
  • Heavy duty mechanics vise

    Edd Barnes, 6/28/2016 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, 3/4/2016 Perfect for home shop. Very good quality.
  • A serious bench vise

    John T, 3/4/2016 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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