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Forged Bench Vise

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  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
  • Forged Bench Vise
$180.00
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Description

Fireball Tool Bench Vise

What's special about this bench vise:

This vise has a specially designed 4 point swivel base designed to match up with holes on most common welding tables. Whether you have a table with 5/8" or 16 mm holes, if the spacing is on 2" centers this vise will fit. You can quickly bolt and unbolt the vise anywhere on the table as needed. When mounted in the correct orientation, the back jaw will hang over the edge of the table, allowing you to clamp tall objects in the vise.

You can use your own bolts to mount this vise to a work table or other workbench, or you can also purchase with our 5/8" diameter shoulder bolts for bolting to welding tables. Purchase the shorter bolts for 1/4" thick tables, or longer bolts for tables between 1/2" - 3/4".

Other Great Features:

This vise is made from forged steel rather than cast iron, which has a higher yield strength for a comparable size. The 90,000 PSI tensile strength of these forgings allow the vise to be lightweight but with a comparable strength to vises with twice the weight. Since it's welded together, if you ever take things a little too far with a cheater bar you can repair it relatively easily.

Details:

  • 90,000 PSI tensile strength forged steel
  • Black Oxide finish on the jaws and other hardware
  • Replaceable flat jaws and pipe jaws
  • Adjustable, machined guide rail ensures smooth action
  • 360 Degree Swiveling Base
  • 4 Mounting Holes with 4" x 6" center for mounting on welding tables.  Holes are 0.650 inches in diameter.
  • Large machined anvil surface on the rear.
  • Hammer tone blue powder coat
  • Made in Taiwan

Vise Specifications

4" Vise 5" Vise
Jaw Width
4"
5"
Jaw Opening
5"
6"
Pipe Capacity
.5"-2"
.5-3"
Throat Depth
2.9"
3.25"
Weight
22
27
Clamping Force
5,000 lbs.
6,300 lb
Handle Diameter
.435"
.475
Handle Length
7.125"
8"
Max Torque
118 ft/lbs
149 ft/lbs

  Shoulder Bolts (Set of 4)

SKU T (in) Overall Length Compatible With
T831606
5/8
1-3/4"
1/4" Tables 
T831608
7/8
 2"
1/2" Tables
T831610
1
2-1/8" 
 5/8"-3/4" Tables

Copper Jaws for Fireball Vise

These are sold as a pair, 4" and 5" models available, use them for holding delicate parts. As far as we know, we are the only company which sells both a vise and machined copper jaws made for those vises. Please note, these jaws are made from solid copper bar stock, which means they are extremely soft and will tarnish. We think they're a great addition to the vise, but it's a part which is meant to take wear.

These copper jaws are machined in the USA.

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31 Reviews

  • 5
    Very solid vise, first welded one I have ever had.

    Posted by Johnny Foy III on May 28th 2021

    I gifted this fine product to my son, he loves it.

  • 5
    Awesome vise!

    Posted by RonS on May 18th 2021

    When I received this vise it exceeded my expectations. Build quality is fantastic for this price. The action is very smooth, and the power is enormous. The jaws are square and parallel, with excellent holding power.

    The vise shipped to Atlanta in only 3 days. It came bagged and double-boxed; the inner box had a good bit of damage, but the outer box was perfect upon arrival. The vise arrived already lubricated, and thankfully wasn’t covered in an annoying coating (e.g. cosmoline).

    I had 4” cast iron vise that I was using as a press with a breaker bar to install connecting rod bolts. It was very difficult, and I snapped the main screw after only 4 rods. I ordered this vise as a replacement. The butter-smooth action made things easy - I almost didn’t have to use the breaker bar, but I did, and this vise didn’t even flinch. Applying 80 ft-lbs to the handle, I was also able to go back and reapply pressure to the completed rods to make sure I was fully seated. I was then able to loosen the jaws by hand!

    There is a 4” and 6” version of this vise out there with a “Capri” branding. Fireball lists the 4” for a better price. The 6” is a compelling option as it has an 8” opening capacity, but it’s $100 more than this Fireball 5” version. I think the Fireball is in the “sweet spot” for price vs performance. I am very satisfied!!

  • 4
    Fantastic Vise, listing is a little misleading

    Posted by Jeff LaBar on May 17th 2021

    First, the vise is amazing. Ive been using a beatup, cheap vise for years, and the Fireball vise is a huge upgrade. Very happy with the purchase, pause one minor issue. When I purchased the vise in May 2021, the listing had copper jaws in the listing with no option to purchase the copper jaws separately, so it appeared to me that they would be included. That is not the case. The copper jaws have been discontinued and they were not part of the purchase. As of May 17, 2021, the listing still has the copper jaws in the images for the listing. The vise is still a great value for the cost without the copper jaws, but I was dissapointed that I have to figure something out now for when I dont want to damage a work piece.
    Overall, happy customer.

  • 5
    5 inch Forged Bench Vise

    Posted by Robert Mitchell on May 13th 2021

    Am really pleased with this vice! It sure is purdy and works great. The quality of the vise is outstanding. Bought it to use on my Arcflat weld table. It bolts right up as advertised. Wish I had purchased the shoulder bolts to go with it - was hesitant because the table is 3/8 inch thick and saw no bolts listed for a table of this thickness. need to call Fireball and see if they have something that will work.

  • 5
    Forged steel bench vise

    Posted by Tony Reidy on May 7th 2021

    Great vise!

  • 4
    5 inch fireball vise

    Posted by Chris on May 3rd 2021

    Seems to be good quality. It would be convenient to move around on the table so that you can position it in atypical places. I wish a 6 inches and 8 inches model were offered. Smaller than I would prefer.

  • 5
    Great Tool

    Posted by Michael ONeill on Apr 29th 2021

    This is the best vice you can buy out there pound for pound and dollar for dollar. I love mine and it has held up great over the past year or so I have owned it.

    Restoring an old school vice is always your best bet with these things, but this vice is your second best option if you just want to buy a solution new and ready to go out of the box.

  • 5
    bench vise

    Posted by John on Feb 23rd 2021

    Looks great and ready for work.

  • 5
    4 inches Forged Bench Vise

    Posted by Tom Bagnetto on Feb 23rd 2021

    I have to say that Im impressed. Almost no side to side movement of the jaw when open and the jaws close evenly and smoothly. Swivels smoothly and locks down tight. The optional bolts fit my Certi-Flat table perfectly.
    Id been looking for a vice that would bolt up to the table for some time and when I saw Jasons video I jumped at the chance. Glad I did.

  • 5
    Forged Bench Vise

    Posted by Brian Kohlman on Feb 22nd 2021

    Ive been looking for an affordable forged vise to replace a cast vise that broke with very little use. This is super burly! I am very impressed at the build quality and expect it last last a long time.

  • 5
    Nice tool

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 17th 2021

    Vice has decent quality for this price and works perfectly!

  • 5
    Great vise

    Posted by Taylor on Dec 21st 2020

    Received the vise in good packaging. I love how far the vise will open, and am overall very satisfied with my purchase. Great quality and would recommend.

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