This post about the Dewalt bench vise is sponsored by The Home Depot. Ever clamped a piece to your workbench only for the clamp to loosen midway through? Have you ever needed a helper to hold something tight while you drill or cut or attach? Ever wish you had a super strong third hand to assist in the workshop? If you answered yes to any of these questions then please keep reading about this 5″ heavy duty bench vise that lives on my workbench.
A tool review of the Dewalt 5″ heavy duty bench vise with swivel base. The benefits of having a third hand made of cast iron are priceless.
I guarantee there will come a time when you could use a third hand. This Dewalt bench vise is the ‘old reliable tool’ you’ll find yourself coming back to time and again without truly appreciating the value. It’s the perfect addition for any garage workshop, home basement workspace or contractor use in a professional shop.
Just look at those micro-grooves on the steel jaws! You definitely don’t want to pinch your finger in there. The steel jaws have a super strong grip which prevents objects from moving around once you clamp them in place. Also the jaws are replaceable should they wear down over time from continued use. The grooves assist in the enhanced grip to allow for clamping pipes and other rounded materials.
- made from steel and cast iron
- micro-grooved, replaceable steel jaws
- large anvil work surface
- 210 degree swivel base
- 4,000 pound clamping force
To mount the bench vise to your workbench simply predrill three holes. Then place the bench vise in position and secure with bolts.
I was removing the paint from a painted hinge and wanted to get the paint off the screw heads as well. Do you know how annoying it is to try and pinch a screw between your fingers while using steel wool with the other to remove the old paint? I simply squeezed those screws in between the steel jaws and was able to really go after the paint now that I had my third hand holding the pieces. This bench vise is made from 30,000 psi cast iron. I’m no engineer but I’m pretty sure that makes a hefty, solid, durable and dependable bench vise.
- easily rotate the bench vise using attached levers
- interior steel main screw with rolled threads is wear resistant and operates super smoothly
- works for wood or metal
- maximum clamping and holding power
And I hugely appreciate the anvil area. I used to just hammer away on my work surface which is terrible for both the piece you are hammering and the surface. Having this cast iron anvil gives me a solid, secure and firm area to hammer away!
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