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Last Edited by cricket702 October 14, 2016 at 11:17 AM
Camelcamelcamel is reporting this as the lowest price on this for an entire year. I've had this in my cart for a very long time since people had good things to say about it last time.

$20.50

Yost LV-4 Home Vise, 4" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YS40....xbZ06VAPT

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This vise is really small, and has the pivot looseness. Almost useless, not even a good boat anchor. Not a good product, sorry.
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cheap and looking for a vice, but the reviews are a turn off
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I have this vise. It is small and very handy to have around the house for light to medium duty DIY stuff. If you are looking for a heavy duty vise, then keep looking.

Mine is tight and functions as expected. But if you have a sloppy pivot, then see the first review on Amazon about fixing it.
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This one is little cheaper. Which one is better?

https://www.amazon.com/Olympia-To...=Home+Vise
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This vise is really small, and has the pivot looseness. Almost useless, not even a good boat anchor. Not a good product, sorry.
IME small vises are good for light use, but are really annoying if you try to use them for heavy use. This doesn't mean small ones are bad products! Maybe less versatile, but not useless.

But if you need a bigger vise, it looks like many Yost vises are on sale.
(link to separate thread)
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You can find many quality, USA made bench vises on eBay for about $50 and up.
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Thank you
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Quote from Ferdinand_il_toro View Post :
You can find many quality, USA made bench vises on eBay for about $50 and up.
any specific ones or manufacturers you recommend? been looking for one, wasn't thrilled with the harbor freight option but it was cheap...
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any specific ones or manufacturers you recommend? been looking for one, wasn't thrilled with the harbor freight option but it was cheap...
Check this thread out. Lots of good info. Basically, if it's USA made it's going to be much better quality than a Chinese made vise. As long as it's. It damaged/repaired, doesn't have too much wobble and the teeth are good it should last a very long time. I got a Craftsman only because it was USA made and about $55 shipped.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62716
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Quote from Ferdinand_il_toro View Post :
Check this thread out. Lots of good info. Basically, if it's USA made it's going to be much better quality than a Chinese made vise. As long as it's. It damaged/repaired, doesn't have too much wobble and the teeth are good it should last a very long time. I got a Craftsman only because it was USA made and about $55 shipped.
I am quite skeptical that all Craftsman vises are USA made today. Even in the past, some were imports. But even if a vise is made here, that doesn't necessarily mean that it is any better than one produced elsewhere.
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I am quite skeptical that all Craftsman vises are USA made today. Even in the past, some were imports. But even if a vise is made here, that doesn't necessarily mean that it is any better than one produced elsewhere.
I didn't say all Craftsman vises are USA made. Most older/antique vises were USA made and will have it stamped right on the body. I'm not an expert in vises but I grew up using my father's and grandfather's antique vises. I've hammered, bent pipes, snapped rusty machinery loose and everything in between and none of them have any sort of wobble or play. I've seen 2 harbor freight vises practically explode when a friend was trying to get a stuck bolt loose and another instance when a friend was hammering something flat on the top of the vise.

I'll take a beat up antique USA made vise over a brand new Chinese vise any day.
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I'm not an expert in vises
Agreed.

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I'll take a beat up antique USA made vise over a brand new Chinese vise any day.
That's then "not an expert" talking. In other words, you will (potentially) take the low quality vise over the top quality vise. Perhaps you did not realize that some top brands are made in the far East and are far better quality than the lower tier brands made in the US.

Country of origin is not a reliable indicator of quality, one had to look at the quality of specific items to make a valid comparison. There are good reasons why certain items are only bought from far East companies - the US lacks the manufacturing capability to produce them to an even comparable quality level.
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Country of origin is not a reliable indicator of quality, one had to look at the quality of specific items to make a valid comparison. There are good reasons why certain items are only bought from far East companies - the US lacks the manufacturing capability to produce them to an even comparable quality level.
Because Corporate America sold us out for profit margin. 9 times out of 10, I'll take the Made in USA product over Far East if I'm buying quality.
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I'll take the Made in USA product over Far East if I'm buying quality.
OK, if you are looking for low quality, I agree.

Topic for another thread, but the real issue is that people don't understand basic economics, and the unions priced themselves out of the market. The auto industry in the 1980's is the poster child for worker greed and quality issues. It's not "corporate greed", it's really "worker greed".

Everyone wants to earn higher wages and pay less for the products they buy. That does not work economically. If a factory worker in the far East is living well on their $2/day, it's not possible to pay the US worker $15/day and make enough margin to stay in business. Companies are outsourcing because the consumer and worker leave them no choice.
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