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I am looking at getting a bench vise to add to the plethora of garage tools and was wondering what kind, brand do others use, recommend for all the bike maintenance, like fork rebuilds, etc.?


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Nobody uses a bench vise in their garage for motorcycle maintenance, etc.?
 

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I have two. One is a Chinese PoS and the other is a Eron someone gave me. Both are 5"
This is one of those tools I'd spend a little more on to get a quality tool.
 

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Wilton makes an excellent vise. Most guys have probably had their vise so long they forgot who it's made by. Get at least a 6", if not an 8". Also do yourself a favor and buy a set of 'soft' jaw liners right off the bat. I like the magnetic ones with he hard rubber contact surfaces. Craftsman are still pretty good but, no longer made in the US. Be prepared to shell out a few dollars. GOOD vises are not cheap.
 

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Home Depot sells Yost and Lowes sells Irwin. Both are good vises for the money. Craigslist usually has deals on great old vises like wilton, columbian, ect.
 

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I have several vices on my benches. The best is a 6" Colombian. I suggest that you check Craigslist and go to flea markets. From what I have seen, most of the stuff out there in the big box stores is junk. Look for acme threads and a vice that's heavier than it looks.
 

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Sams and harbor freight.
If i was using it every day, I would have a high dollar one. I just dont see the need for a several hundred dollar vise. The sams one is mounted to my workbench and has a receiver block in it, the tractor supply one is sitting on the floor in my garage. I used to take it wheeling and c clamp it to my bumper.
 
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