Best Bench Vises: Improve Your Workshop’s Functionality
Improve your workflow with these top bench vises
This premium bench vise offers a wide jaw that can rotate a full 360 degrees for easier access on difficult projects. You’ll also appreciate the swivel base, which makes it easier to access tight spots on your project.
The sturdy construction and three-inch-wide anvil offer ample space for hammering. Best of all, the jaws are solidly made and securely hold whatever is placed inside of them without the risk of items slipping out or the teeth damaging the work surface.
In some cases, you may experience operational issues with the swivel base. There have been times when the swivel option only worked when the bench vise wasn’t securely clamped down to a surface.
If you’re an occasional bench vise user or are just limited by budget, this wallet-friendly yet powerful option is a must have. Yost’s home vise features a swivel base and a jaw width of 4-½ inches—ideal for pipes and tubes.
The Yost bench vise is ideal for light home-based projects. It features an anvil that is thick enough to stand up to consistent hammering yet won’t impede access to the bench vise’s jaws.
While the Yost bench vise is ideal for lightweight and small projects, it’s not rated for heavy-duty work. Even though it can be chalked up to user error, if you attempt to use this vise to hold heavier projects it can fall apart.
You’ll appreciate this modestly-priced, versatile bench vise. It has a sturdy construction, and you have the ability to choose between a range of jaw sizes from four, six, and eighth-inch widths. It’s also competitively priced.
You’ll appreciate the cast iron construction and swivel base, both designed for heavy-duty use. This bench is designed to be mounted and features three mounting holes for the task. Tekton’s model also comes standard with an anvil.
There may be issues with the vise’s casting and construction, causing it to be inconsistent between uses — snapping when used with plastic yet working fine with metal-based projects. Also, the bench vise may be shipped damaged or broken, making it inoperable.