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Economy Quick Release Front Vise

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$78.99
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3.0

(11 reviews)

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Product Information:

Features a machined pivoting nut that engages or releases with a turn of the 1" diameter main screw. Contains 20mm diameter guide rods. Screw and body length 19", width 10-1/2". Handle and mounting screws not included. Hole for handle is approximately 1-5/64" if you are making a handle or purchase 17E52 premade handle.

  • Screw and body length 19", width 10-1/2".
  • Handle and mounting screws not included.
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     

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    2.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Secure (2)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (2)

    Best Uses

    • Contract jobs (3)
    • At home (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (4)

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    1.0

    You'll be sorry

    By  Zoltar

    from Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    The quick release mechanism is so poorly machined that the vise can only be opened and closed by an elaborate fiddling procedure. Each time I tighten it (moderately, avoiding wracking) I fear it will entirely fail. Saving money on cheap vises that compromise your workbench is a big mistake.

     
    1.0

    waste of money

    By  Marc

    from RI

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Comes Loose
    • Flimsy
    • Low quality

    Best Uses

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    Dont waste your money on this. The quick release is useless. The vise come loose easily. Poor quality steel on the threaded rod.

     
    4.0

    Good Value

    By  JR

    from Sedgwick, Maine

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    very easy to install and an excellent value as a front and tail vice for shop built workbenches.

     
    1.0

    Review Update

    By  Andy

    from Naples, Italy

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Minor Projects

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    This is an update from my January 2012 review. While doing some light testing after install, the cam snapped (just like an earlier review). I contacted Woodcraft, and since it was within the 90 guarnantee window, they sent me out a new cam the next day. Well, I took my bench apart to install the new cam and have been using the vise on and off for 5 months, being incredibly careful about clamping distribution and torque. Yesterday, the exact same piece snapped in the exact same spot. This is a major fault, and I would not buy this product until WoodRiver can re-design the cam mechanism. Woodcraft, however, has been very helpful through the whole process.

     
    4.0

    Good vive for the price

    By  The Box Man

    from San Angelo, TX

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Secure

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Contract Jobs

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    Added it to my new work bench. So far no problems. Grips well. I am still getting the hang of the quick release mechanism but then I am a slow learner. For those anoyed with the factory handle just go out and buy a 12" pipe nipple and two end caps. Works great @ half the price. Used the same handle in my Wood River end vice.

     
    5.0

    Wonderful, well worth the money.

    By  Dotsero Doc

    from Albuquerque,NM

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy to install

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    I used four pieces of 3/4" fir ply for the jaw face, drilled required holes in plywood using forstner bits for snug fit, installed vise to bench using 1/4" lag screws. Have been using my vise for a month now with no problems, and no racking. The vise is installed on a 5 1/2" bench top with 9 1/2" tall plywood jaw that is 15 1/2"" wide.

     
    3.0

    Good Vise... where are the instructions?

    By  Andy

    from Naples, Italy

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Secure

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    Vise is very sturdy and holds objects tightly, however, the vise does not come with mounting instructions, templates, or hardware. If I pay [$] for something, they should at least include the $.50 worth of mounting hardware and the fraction of a cent worth of mounting templates and instructions.

     
    1.0

    Made in China...broke on first real use.

    By  PumaDave

    from New York

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Cheap material
    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    Installed vise a year ago and used it intermittently since then. Just started to do some real work with it recently and on the first use, the quick-release cam mechanism snapped... iron collar just broke into two pieces. Pressure applied at the time was significant and balanced, but not more than one would expect to hold a piece of wood firmly. You get what you pay for... lesson learned.

     
    4.0

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    By  clutions

    from Edwardsville, IL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip
    • Simple to Install

    Cons

    • Not for the New-Bee

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere you need it
    • At Home
    • Contract Jobs

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    I've got two of them ... one as a side vice and one as an end vice. The instructions, although not written for 8th grade reading like Military Field Manuals, were just doable. The handle you guys sell is too small (like Dave O says, about 1.062"/27mm) I had some closet rod laying around and stuck it on the lathe and came up with 'The Right Stuff'. The hardware (i.e.:Screws) that are called for in the instructions aren't easily available but 1/4" lag bolts worked just fine ... I actually feel more comfortable with them. I did do some clean up on some of the rough casting, but when I was done I was convinced that it was as good as the $200+ ones they sell (It makes me feel better anyway!)

     
    4.0

    looks beefy; lacks directions

    By  Rob

    from Malibu CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Contract Jobs

    Comments about Economy Quick Release Front Vise :

    Have not used it yet but it appears to be well made and had good action

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