A bench vise has many uses and is a must have in any garage or workshop. Wilton makes some good vises and we recently came across the 745 5″ vise. It has a 5″ Jaw Width, 5-1/4″ Jaw Opening and a 3-3/4″ Throat Depth. The swivel base moves freely and quickly locks via double lock downs. Both the steel top and pipe jaws are easily replaceable with a Phillips screwdriver.
This vise was built to last and has a quality powder coat finish. There is no need to grease this vise, it uses a permanently sealed system. Basically the grease stays in the shaft where it belongs. The 53lb vise can be secured to a bench using the 4 mounting ponts at the base of the unit. It has a large anvil work surface that is perfect for straightening metal.
The vise is very smooth to adjust and stays tight on your work. When we cut some pipe with a reciprocating saw, the pipe remained solid with no vibration. Wilton has a lifetime warranty on this vise so it will be the last vise you ever buy. Check out Wilton.