Best Bench Vise Under 100 Dollar

 
best bench vises under 100 dollarMany people look for the best bench vise under the hundred dollar price range. We have looked at the best bench vises under $100 and this is the list we came up with.
Remember that this is our list and does maybe not reflect the opinion of other people.

In our reviews we looked at the price compared to the quality based on reading on consumer site, manufacturer sites and forums.
We still urge you to do your own research to find your best bench vise under $100.

Yost vise 455 – 4.5 inch combination bench and pipe vise


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Yost Vise 455 5.5 inch bench and pipe vise combination
Our Rating: 4.5
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Only the 4.5″ is priced under $100 most of the time. Larger models of this bench mount Yost vise are priced higher

Features of the Yost 455 vise

  • 4.5 inch jaw width
  • 0.125 to 2″ pipe clamping
  • Light duty
  • 360 degrees swivel base
  • Replaceable top jaws
  • Grooved pipe grip

Pros and Cons

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ProsPros:

 

  • Replaceable top jaws
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Cast Iron body
  • Small anvil surface
  • Available in 5 sizes

 
ConsCons:

 

  • Made in China
  • Not for heavy duty jobs
  • Needs lubrication
  • Crank bar bends a little easy

Our opinion of the Yost bench vise 455 – 4.5 inch

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There is a discussion if Yost vises are made in the USA or in China and it seems that it is made in China.
For a small and light duty this vise will work very well. After receiving the vise it is advised by many people to grease it right away. It only comes lightly oiled.
The handle bar seems to be a little light and I read several times that it bends a little, not beyond not usable anymore, but still.
If you use this Yost swiveled bench vise at home or for light duty it will do, but for heavier work I suggest a larger mouth width.
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Tekton 54006 6 inch swivel base vise


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Tekton 54006 6inch bench vise combination
Our Rating: 4.6
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We found that the price for the 4 and 6 inch are under $100 at this time. The 8 inch is priced higher

Features of the Yost 455

  • 120 degree swivel base
  • Available in 4,6 and 8 inch
  • Small anvil for light duty use
  • Pros and Cons

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    ProsPros:

     

    • Mounting template included
    • Reasonable priced
    • Works well

     

    ConsCons:

     

    • Made in China
    • Fixed jaw almost flush with work bench
    • Mounting holes are not 3/8 inch but smaller
    • Anvil is not heavy duty

    Our opinion of the Tekton 54006 6 inch


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    The main complaint we found was that the mounting holes in the base were suppose to be 3/8 inch but they are smaller and probably 5/16 inch.
    Many people use this Tekton vise to work on their guns and are pretty happy with it. That kind of proofs that it is for light duty work. The anvil is a nice feature, but I recommend never to use any vise as an anvil. In my opinion it will sooner or later damage the cast iron, but maybe I am wrong.
    Overall this is a nice vice for hobby and light use for an affordable price of under 100 dollar.
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    Performance Tool W3903 Hammer Tough 6″ Bench Vise


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    Performance Tool W3903 Hammer Tough 6
    Our Rating: 4.5
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    Many of the Performance vises are priced under a 100 dollar. Except the larger machinist rotating vises

    Features of the Yost 455

    • 5 1/4 inch jaw opening
    • Built in anvil
    • 360 degree swivel
    • Powder coated finish

    Pros and Cons

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    ProsPros:

     

    • Steel plated jaws
    • magnetic jaws
    • Fairly priced

     

    ConsCons:

     

    • Made in China
    • Finish is not to good
    • Does not fit most drill plates
    • need some greasing

    Our opinion of the Performance Tool W3903 Hammer Tough 6″ Bench Vise

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    The saying you get what you pay for is something that would apply for this Performance W3903 vise. The prices for almost all their vises are very affordable and the quality is okay for light or medium heavy duty work. The finish a little rough sometimes and it does need some grease after installing it.
    Overall again a decent bench vise that has a 360 degree swivel. Like we always recommend is not to use the built in anvil to heavily. There are many other sizes available by Performance.

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    IRWIN Heavy-Duty Workshop Vise, 6″ – 226306ZR


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    IRWIN Heavy-Duty Workshop Vise 226306ZR
    Our Rating: 4.2
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    We found the 4, 5 and 6 inch Irwin bench vises for under $100

    Features of the Irwin 226306ZR

    • Cast Iron
    • 360 degree swivel
    • Built in anvil
    • Four holes in the base

    Pros and Cons

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    ProsPros:

     

    • Irwin quality
    • Reasonable priced
    • Holds out pretty good

     

    ConsCons:

     

    • 7% low ratings
    • Not Heavy Duty
    • Little loose

    Our opinion of the IRWIN Heavy-Duty Workshop Vise 6″ – 226306ZR

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    I was a little confusing to dig through all the information of this Irwin 6 inch vise 226306ZR. Some remarks were made that the picture you see above is not what you get. The real thing seems to be better quality.
    The heavy duty in the title is a little too much. This is a general vise for general use and nothing more. Just like most vises in the under 100 dollar price range. For heavy duty you will pay a lot more of-course. This vise and its 360 degree swivel is great for home and light shop use like for working on guns or golf clubs, like was mentioned.
    Overall this is a nice vice and although not top quality it is good for normal use. I found that the manufacturer advises against using the anvil as a “real” anvil and only for light work. Our rating of 4.2 is based on all the research we did on several sites.

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    Wilton 11106 6 inch bench vise


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    Wilton 11106 6 inch bench vise
    Our Rating: 4.6
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    This vise is made of steel and not of cast iron. Made for light duty although I read some good things about it holding up pretty good overall.

    Features of the Yost 455

    • Made from steel
    • Double lock swivel
    • Anvil wok surface
    • Weighs 40 pounds

    Pros and Cons

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    ProsPros:

     

    • Replaceable jaws
    • Anvil 4 x 4 inches
    • 90% high ratings

     

    ConsCons:

     

    • Swivels only 90 degrees
    • Not made in America?
    • Few complaints about bad quality

    Our opinion of the Wilton 11106 6 inch bench vise

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    Although this vise is not made in America it seems that it is coming from Czech republic and this maybe explains why a lot of people rave about the quality.
    A retired tool and die maker wrote that this is not you average harbor freight quality since it weighs a lot more than comparable brands.
    Did not find any problems with sharp edges like with some Chinese made
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