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7" Groz Front Vise Hardware

Item #148446
$69.99
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1.5

(5 reviews)

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Product Information:

Easily add a front vise to an existing workbench, or use this hardware to complement a new workbench of your own design. The 7" Groz front vise hardware is manufactured from close-grained cast iron for long trouble-free service. A 3/4" diameter steel main screw with buttress threads and fitted solid steel guide rods, mate with the main casting to reduce wear and tear, giving the vise hardware a smooth and true parallel action. Main casting and 7" wide face casting are pre-drilled to add jaws and mount the vise hardware to your workbench. Jaw opens to 8-3/4" without added components. Includes finished wooden handle. Mounting hardware not included.


  • 3/4" diameter steel main screw
  • Opens to 8-3/4
  • 7" wide face
  • Mounting hardware not included
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    1.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

    20%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)
    • Difficult to use (2)

    Best Uses

    • Paper weight (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (4)

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    4.0

    Decent Basic Vise

    By  Nomadic Woodworker

    from Fort Collins

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Inexpensive
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Racking
    • Some Flimsy Parts

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about 7" Groz Front Vise Hardware :

    I bought this vise several years ago for my portable woodworking bench. While I agree with some of the sentiments of the other reviewers, I think it has performed well for the price I paid for it. I use an adjustable wedge on the opposite side of my work piece to counteract racking. I didn't expect a vise at this price to not rack, but am looking forward to an upgrade. When using a wedge though, the vise has plenty of clamping power. Like another reviewer mentioned, the pin broke pretty quickly that holds the "T" connecting the wood handle to the threaded rod. I replaced this with a small stainless bolt and have had no problems with anything else in the past 5 years. If you have the money, consider a higher end vise but if not, I think this vise can serve as a good introductory vise. I will be replacing it with a twin screw design for my front vise, but will likely keep this to add a small tail vise to my bench.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Sould have read the reviews before hand

    By  Gray

    from Sevierville, TN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Handle Ends Fall Off
    • No Instructions Provided
    • No Template To Make Jaws
    • Racks Horribly

    Best Uses

    • Paper weight

    Comments about 7" Groz Front Vise Hardware :

    This is a very poor product. No instructions, no template to use for building the jaws. The ends of the wooden handle are attached with 1/2 inch brass plated screws that don't stay on. It racks like no vise I have ever used.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    #%$@!!!

    By  Aticus Flinch

    from Enid, OK

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Paper weight

    Comments about 7" Groz Front Vise Hardware :

    Bought vise shortly before I moved. About 1 year later I got around to finishing my work bench. I would have followed the instructions if they would have been included. After installing the spacer and the housing, I inserted the screw with the guide rods and gave it a test turn - the head snapped off the shaft. I would like to think it was my awesome strength, but alas it was just a poorly made vise. On the up side, in my .3 seconds of use - I had no problems with racking.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    How fast can it sink?

    By  Thomas Woodworker

    from Greenville, Sc

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Flimsy
    • Poor Grip

    Best Uses

    • In The Yard

    Comments about 7" Groz Front Vise Hardware :

    Difficult to install, a hollow flimsy handle, and the racking, My God the racking.....

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    1.0

    Buyer Beware

    By  Ehrich Weiss

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Door stop

    Comments about 7" Groz Front Vise Hardware :

    I will preface this review buy saying this is the first front vise I have bought, and perhaps mine was defective....however, having said that....after many hours of preparing nice, solid hardware jaw inserts and meticulous installation, I have found that the vise racks so much as to be almost useless. Perhaps overkill, but I am now considering the veritas twin screw.....you get what you pay for usually!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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