Wilton Columbian Vise - 8in., Bench Mount
A vice so nice I bought it twice
I'd had small vices for years and that's fine for small work, but I'm finding that I'm doing more beam work now and I needed something with a wide mouth and a heavy grip. I bought one for my bench and it's been great ever since. Easy to apply just the right amount of pressure. The items within it never slip. Has the capacity to torque way down on items that will heat up so they don't expand and knock the item from the vice. I was so pleased with it that I bought a second of the same vice for the other end of my table so I can now work on 8 foot pieces of steel held at the same position and level.
April 24, 2013
I purchased 5 of these vises for our shop and am extremely pleased with them. They are heavy duty and a good value. The only thing that I saw bad was the square slide had very sharp corners. I simply filed the sharp edges to remedy the problem.
November 9, 2012
This vise is a very heavy duty piece. This purchase actually replaces the same model that we have had for years.
October 15, 2012
Unit was much heavier than I expected! My mechanics love it!
January 9, 2012
I've had this vise for about 8 months now and have been very pleased with it. Especially at those times when I'm really just using it as a second set of "hands".
One tip: be sure you have a stable surface to mount it to. The vise itself is quite heavy, and when you get to pushing/pulling on whatever is clamped in it, it can move the whole bench if it isnt secured to the wall/floor.
August 30, 2010
This vise does everything I need at work and is heavy enough to hold up to the heavy parts and pounding I need to perform on some of the parts.
June 4, 2010
good vise, good price
A good solid vise for the price. I've owned this unit for over a year and the 8 in is bigger than I have needed but it certainly doesn't hurt to have the capacity. I have used this for wood, metal and gunsmithing projects.
October 19, 2009
Heavy duty and solid
Excellent vise for my workbench. Very tough, heavy and industrial. No problems. Should last forever. Pleased with this item.
July 13, 2009
the bench vise i purchased was exactly what i had been looking for, it was medium duty and works smoothly. I would recomend it to anyone for a small shop.
August 16, 2008
Strong, quality vise for homeowners to use. Don't buy cheap, it will cost in the long run.
April 21, 2008