Bench vises are one of those common tools where people rave about the cheap Harbor Freight offering. So, seeing this Project Farm video, I was anxious to see how the Freight would fare.
Todd tested the following brands: Heuer, Ridgid, Yost, Wilton, Baileigh, Irwin, Forward, Central Forge, Olympia, Myoyay.
Vises were tested for clamp load, durability from impact, anvil durability, and clamp load failure point.
This is one of the few Project Farm videos that I’ve seen where Todd pushed the tool to complete failure.
Sure enough, the $69 Harbor Freight vise (Central Forge) performed amazingly well. Not so surprisingly, the $500 Heuer was the overall winner. But now that I see this testing, I am definitely going to grab a Harbor Freight vise. When we moved to California last year, I left my two vises on the east coast.
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