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Old 06-13-2022, 10:15 AM
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A Wilton vice is great if you can find one you can afford.

I have a 5" pivoting Yost vice, and while it is no Wilton - and Yost vises aren't even manufactured in the US anymore - I've been happy enough with it for the price. To me it's the "least inferior substitute" for a real Wilton.
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Old 06-13-2022, 10:22 AM
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After cracking two vises, I want with a Palmgren 5.5" 65,000 PSI ductile iron bench vise and had no more issues with breaking them. Yost is also another good brand beside Wilton, in any case be sure to look for the 65,000 psi strength rating for the iron. It will not be cheap.

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Old 06-13-2022, 03:55 PM
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A Wilton Machinist vise is a work of art.
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Old 06-13-2022, 04:08 PM
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Old 06-16-2022, 07:08 PM
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Wilton 6" is my choice. Yep alittle pricey, but I think worth it.

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The shop 6 inch, general purpose, or machinist. The latter is really pricey.
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Old 06-19-2022, 03:35 PM
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I ordered this one. I hope it's decent.
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Old 06-19-2022, 07:52 PM
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I got the 4" version. Made in China but it looks decent.
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Old 06-27-2022, 09:12 AM
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I have several Wilton machinist vises that have held up well over 20 years with no problems. They were pricey even back then. Unless it's something for one time use or something employees will lose I try to avoid HF. We went through 5-1" HF impacts. Same thing went wrong with all of them.
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Old 06-27-2022, 09:03 PM
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My vise is older than probably anyone still holding a medical. I'm sure it's been smacked around before I got it and I haven't managed to break it either.

Magnetic jaw pads are mandatory, not sure how I ever survived without them.
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Old 07-01-2022, 05:26 PM
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PSA There's a Wilton Bullet vise listed on Facebook Marketplace for free in Willowbrook, IL
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