I've only had this vise for a couple of weeks and used it only once. But it performed like a champ. The versatility of it is just simply amazing. Definitely worth every penny I spent on it. Make sure you secure it with HALF INCH BOLTS.
I mounted this to my bench the other night, and have only used it a couple of times for minor work. However, my largest concern is that the two rotation hand nuts, which allow the whole vise to swivel, attach to a cast steel strap underneath, which has very little clearance to the bench. This means that when I try to rotate on the base, this strap catches and "locks it up". I'm likely going to have to unbolt it from my bench, and put in some sort of spacer- if I care to swivel it that much.
Otherwise, I'd have to use a router to mill out a bunch of my workbench surface, which I'm not really wanting to do. As for all other controls, they're great. The jaw rotates really well, allowing the lower pipe holder to be up top. Also, the lower jaws have a V cut into the top, allowing a vertically oriented short post to be held if desired. This is a good vise.Also it seems hard to find them in stock; few retailers carry larger vises. Irwin has this one available at lease at Lowes.
In terms of the design, there are other vises that rotate the jaws 350 degrees and comments that I have seen on those is that they must have the jaws tight to also lock the rotation. This vise has a locking nut that works perfectly. Paint and finish are clean and tight. Local pickups NOT available at this time.
We try our very best to make sure every customer is completely satisfied. If there's a problem, message us! We're happy to help. The item "IRWIN 5-in Heavy Duty Steel Vise Clamps Bar Bench Grip Rotating Pipe Jaws Steel" is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Tools & Workshop Equipment\Hand Tools\Clamps & Vises".
The seller is "ezliving759" and is located in Multiple Locations. This item can be shipped to United States.