How Strong Are These Bench Vises? Tested and Reviewed

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Shared September 22, 2019

I wanted to compare these bench vises my way. I put these 12 vises through 3 different tests to identify their weak points. The first test is a maximum clamping force with just the handle. This is important because this is how well it will hold your work. The next test is a shock load test. You see all the weak points when you hit it with a big hammer. Then finally a maximum clamping force with a 4 foot cheater bar. The only way to find the weak spot is to break it. This was a really fun video to make. Thank you for watching and I can't wait to show you whats next.

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16" Vise Build:
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Here are the links to some of the vises we tested in this episode provided for your reference. We may receive compensation from Amazon if you purchase using these links. These links are not an endorsement of the products.

Yost Vises ADI-5, 5 Inch 130,000 PSI Austempered Ductile Iron Bench Vise with 360-Degree
Swivel Base
https://amzn.to/2Oefn8E

Yost Vises 750-DI 5" Heavy-Duty Multi-Jaw Rotating Combination Pipe and Bench Vise with
360-Degree Swivel Base and Head
https://amzn.to/31Jghhu

Wilton Tools 28810 845M Mechanics Pro Vise with 4-1/2" Jaw Width
https://amzn.to/31FaA43

JET 10025 ATV All-Terrain Vise, 5"
https://amzn.to/2QitzAg

Wilton 11127 675 5-1/2-Inch Jaw Width by 5-Inch Opening Utility Workshop Vise
https://amzn.to/2VcqHnl

Dewalt DXCMQRV5 Heavy-Duty Quick Release Bench Vise, 5”
https://amzn.to/2QkIzxs

Yost Vises 905-AS 5" Heavy Duty Steel Bench Vise
https://amzn.to/2LG8T0Y

Heuer Vise
https://amzn.to/31Rio2E

Harbor Freight Vise
https://amzn.to/2NqsNie