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You need an all-purpose bench vise, your one-stop tool for anything and all things, something that can handle pipes in addition to strong, steel jaws. It needs to be tough, too. More importantly, it has to have incredible clamping pressure. In that case, the best bench vise is the Yost Vises 750-DI 5” Heavy Duty Bench Vise. Read on to see why it’s one of the best tools around.
When you need a versatile bench vise with serious clamping strength, Yost Tools will impress you with the 750-DI, featuring 9,000 pounds of clamping force and multi purpose design.
Speaking of pressure, the 750-DI 5-inch Vise can exert up to 9,000 pounds of clamping pressure. To put that in perspective our top entry, the Yost Vises 445 Utility Combination, maxes out at 3,150 lbs. In other words: the 750-DI is exerting nearly three times that amount. Not only does that kind of pressure handle light duty and medium duty work, it’s more than capable of handling heavy duty projects, too. In fact, it’s designed to handle twice the amount of clamping force than most rotating vices.
Related: If you like this bench vise, you might be interested in our Yost Vise FSV 4 5 Forged Steel Bench Vise review.
Speaking of design, the 750-DI Multi Jaw Rotating Heavy Duty Vise is also versatile. It can do just about anything except do your taxes. Its large anvil provides plenty of work surface for various projects. More importantly, it has teeth to handle pipes, with a max pipe capacity of 3.5-inches—a feature the Wilton 11104 Bench 4 Inch Opening lacks. Its material is ductile iron rather than a cast iron body, which makes it much stronger than most. Four mounting holes keep it in place, though installing it to a bench is permanent, rather than tightened onto the edge like an Irwin Tools Clamp Vise 226303.
Related: Also check out our Yost Vises 445 Utility Combination review.
Aside from being permanently installed to your bench, the biggest issue you face is pricing. The Yost Vises 750-DI 5” Heavy Duty Bench Vise is just shy of $200 at $190. Shipping is free, however. But comparing its performance, design, and versatility, it’s simply one of the best vises on our list, if not the best so far. In return you are getting a vise that will last you many years, provides amazing clamping pressure, and it can work with pipes.
The Yost Vises 750-DI 5” Heavy Duty Bench Vise is one impressive tool. And Yost Tools continue to make some of the best bench vises available. Its jaws of steel handle so much pressure, and are versatile, too—clamp and pipe teeth included. However, its 360-degree swivel base is permanent. Pricing might be an issue, but well worth the investment.