Cast iron has proved to be one of the best type of material to use in the heavy duty machinery. This cast iron vise has more than just one quality that you will find perfect for what you just need:
The vise is fitted with a quick release screw that allows you to close and open the vise. The unique thing about this is that you do not even have to use the main screw as in the case of many other types of vises.
The trigger is shaped like the old fashioned light bulb switch to give you a better way of closing and opening the vise. This design also reduces the effort that you had to place to securely close the vise.
The vise has a 9” jaw that has a throat depth of 4”. The jaws are non-detachable; you cannot remove the jaws from their positions.
This means that the jaws are the only ones that are going to be used on the vise until you miraculously break the jaws and buy another vise.
The non-removable jaws may seem like they are going to inconvenience the user, but this is not the case. Since the jaws are also cast iron in nature, the user is going to have a long lasting vise. There are no weak spots on the jaws which form when there is a weak connection between two materials.
A pipe jaw is not included in the setting. The vise’s design however allows a user to hold firmly a pipe with a diameter that falls in the 3-inch depth. It may not be as efficient as the pipe jaw, but the firmness of the hold should be enough for you to work on the pipe with ease.
The eclipse vise has its own safety mechanisms that you are going to appreciate. Since no one likes it when the vise breaks and spews pieces of cast iron metal in every direction. A weaker form of metal is used to make the tommy bar.
The tommy bar will start to bend when you are trying to force the vise o turn beyond its capability. This will therefore ensure that you will have a tight grip on any material that you are holding, but keep the tool from being overstressed.
This is a version of the lightweight vises that you should have in a portable workshop. The vise only weighs 21 pounds, which is way light for a vise in the same class as this one.
The low weight allows the user to change positions of where the vise is continuously without being fatigued, even if the workshop tables are far away from each other.
The best bench vise has received more than one eighty percent good ratings. The users have been satisfied with every feature that the vise has, from the jaws to the incredible lifetime.
The only concerns shown are related to the quick release feature which comes off at any time after being used for a while.