Fireball Hardtail Vise Deposit for Pre-Order

Designed In Spokane, Washington. Made in: Taiwan
Sale price$168.00 NZD


This is a Deposit Only. Balance of payment will be required before shipping once your item is ready.

  • US Made Total Cost: $3,800 shipping included to contiguous US
  • Taiwan Made Total Cost: $1,800 shipping included to contiguous US

We set out to create the best heavy duty vise on the market and along the way we had a couple decisions to make on where and how to manufacture this vise.

This vise has two versions, a US and a Taiwan made version. Why are there two versions and what are the differences?

  • The two vises are identical in design except for some “USA” lettering on the side of the US vise. This is the only design change.
  • The main difference you will see is cost. Our US vises are cast and machined in the US which requires a substantial investment in tooling, fixtures, and processes. We are proud to offer this option, but the learning curve has been more difficult and lengthy than expected.

Update: We expected to launch both versions at the same time, but now the US version will be delayed. If you select this option your vise will likely not be ready until Q1 of 2023.

  • Our Taiwan made vise is made by a factory which is already experienced and tooled up in making this type of product, and even they admit it’s so large that their own production capacity is limited.

Update: While we have shipped out a handful of first production items, pre-orders for this item are not ready to ship in masse.

The Fireball Hardtail Vise features the strongest clamping force and largest opening of any production vise in the world. It has been designed with usability, style, strength, and longevity in mind to outlast its owners.

  • 33” from nose to tail
  • 13-3/4” height from base to top of jaw
  • 12” x 8” mounting pattern in the base with 3/4” bolt holes. Base should be mounted with 12” side parallel to jaws.
  • 1-3/16 diameter lead screw
  • 16k+ lbs clamping force by hand. (We've seen many hit 25k+)
  • 15k lbs is beyond the mechanical limit of most vises
    (See Video Here)
  • 14” opening with slide fully engaged within body of vise.
  • 6” wide jaw


Nose To Tail Front of Base to Tail Height Base Width Jaw

33 Inches

23 Inches

13-3/4 Inches

11.25" x 14"

6 Inches

Way grooves underneath the front jaw slide keep vise steady and stable even when fully extended.

Vintage meatball style handle on nose of the vise

Swivel base locks down with two wedge nuts captured in a cast iron raceway

Base and body cast from high tensile strength ductile iron

The vise spindle and nut are in a straight pull configuration where the nut is able to distribute the compressive load in all directions through the hardtail.

This is in contrast to most wedge nut designs where load is transferred as a shear force to a single point in the vise through a spindle nut that is wedged into the body.

Thrust bearings for smooth power transmission using large diameter lead screw.

Included Jaws

Optional jaws

Video Q & A

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