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Northern Industrial Pipe Vise - 5in., Bench Mount

Item# 15325
Base AND head turn 360 and lock in any position Combined bench and V-shaped pipe jaws are drop-forged and hardened. Jaws are 5in.W x 3 1/4in.D, open to 4in. Jaw Capacity in. 4, 360 Swivel Base Yes, Double Look-downs Yes, Pipe Jaw Yes, Jaw Width in. 5, Jaw Depth in. 3 1/4.
Average Customer Rating:
4.833 out of 5
4.8
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5
(6 Reviews) 6
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Summary (6 reviews)
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6 of 6(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial Pipe Vise - 5in., Bench Mount
Review 1 for Northern Industrial Pipe Vise - 5in., Bench Mount
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Heavy Duty Vice!

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January 16, 2012
By mnxrider
from Minnesota
"This vice rocks....plain and simple. It is a heavy buggar, but can take a beating. The multitude of angles and clamping areas are nice when working on a variety of projects. Most recently I used mine to hold my ice auger while rebuilding the carburetor. Definately a good vice for the $$."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Northern Industrial Pipe Vise - 5in., Bench Mount
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

This thing is brutal, in a good way

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April 17, 2011
By thebig0
from Shorewood, MN
"It's like 60 lbs? I didn't get a chance to bolt it down yet, was still able to manage some fairly heavy duty metal bending via the clamp and hammer method with it just sitting on the tool bench. I suspect this will open up all kinds of possibilities for me in my garage. Looking forward to many years of brute forcing things."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Northern Industrial Pipe Vise - 5in., Bench Mount
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

5in Vice

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August 30, 2010
By BARCT1
from Southeast Colorado
"The vice is really more heavy duty than I expected, my only concern is how to keep the rust off the barrell."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Northern Industrial Pipe Vise - 5in., Bench Mount
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Its a man-vice!

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May 24, 2010
By up2mtns
from San Francisco, CA
"this thing is solid...for the price I was expecting something smaller (and its hard to tell in the catalog/online photo), but was surprised at just how big it is!
Very adjustable (LOVE the 360 degree vice rotation- not just the base) and easy to use. Bolt it down and its good to go."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Northern Industrial Pipe Vise - 5in., Bench Mount
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing... Can't go wrong.

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March 10, 2010
By bezimmer
from Northern VA
"I did a ton of research before buying this vise, and boy am I glad I did. This is a phenomenal tool. Strong, precise and extremely versatile. My fist big job was to build a black pipe air delivery system for a new stationary compressor. I cannot imagine trying to connect over 130 parts without the pipe vise. I thought the swivel head was only there for flipping between the block vise and the pipe vise, but it's really a handy feature, particularly when you're working with 10' sections and parallel is not always an option. The vise arrives without a "zero" angle indicator marking, which I think is a good thing. I believe this was done on purpose so you could mark an accurate "0" once the vise was mounted on your bench/table. So if you're really concerned about accuracy, this is a GOOD thing.
The one "beef" I had with it was that they used crummy grease - and not much of it. Before installing mine, I took it completely apart, chemically removed the old grease and put new molybdenum grease on every moving part. It's still not as smooth as the old US-built beauties, but it is a very good value, in my opinion, for the money. I am just thrilled with this purchase and would recommend it to a friend."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
0points
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Review 6 for Northern Industrial Pipe Vise - 5in., Bench Mount
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

A very versitle vise

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January 21, 2008
By Elplacs
from Minnesota
"Never had a pipe vise before, can't imagine why anyone would buy a std vise.
The ability to turn this vise comes in useful in so many instances, and does not seem to have any limitations.
I also like the bottom jaws for holding cylindrical stock."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
0points
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