Heavy-Duty Machinist Vise
Those who are serious about metal fabrication need more than just an ordinary bench vise or medium-duty vise. The machinists vice is aimed at professionals and diehard DIYers who frequently put their tools to the test. While they are smaller than a woodworking vise, they are much stronger for working with automotive parts. A machinist bench vise is typically made of iron or high-grade steel with a base that attaches to the top of the work surface. Standard features include hardened steel serrated clamping jaws, a slide bar and a rolled main screw thread for strength that’s easy to handle.
Machine Shop Vises for DIYers
Enjoy unmatched clamping power by getting a machinist’s vise from leading brands like Wilton and Yost Vises. They range in size from 3 to 6 inches with a tensile strength up to 65,000 pounds. The 4” machinist vise and 5” machinist vise are the most popular options because they are a great general-purpose clamp. A 3” or 6” vise is best for more specialized applications such as working on roll bars and body panels. Each of these vises has a swivel base so you can rotate the workpiece to the best position. The standard machinist vise has flat channel walls for versatility. There are also round channel vises, which work great as a machinist drill press vise for boring holes in piping.
Eastwood Quality & Service
The next time you need a heavy-duty vise, trust a DIY automotive leader for a lasting solution. We sell the same clamping apparatuses that the tech team uses for their personal projects. They’re made in the USA — and in the case of Yost machinist vises, they have a lifetime casting warranty. Eastwood also provides a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and 90-day returns. Call us at 1-800-343-9353 to place an order, learn more about a product or get expert advice.
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