Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 43
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Weekendshooter Heavy duty
Nice wide jaws, smooth width adjustment. I've only used it a few times but it seems really solid.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slgrij Great vice
The vice came assembled. I did not have to put it together.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Redfish Heavy duty, reliable vise
This heavy duty vise weighing almost 70 lbs. can handle most large clamping jobs. A reliable product that will not fracture under heavy clamping demands. Smooth operation of the base and rotating jaws, very satisfied with this vise for my shop.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cincy2015 Go ahead and make YOUR day !
Purchased Oct 2015. Arrived in excellent condition at store. see photo. Bolted to bench and it would NOT rotate smoothly. Removed swivel base with one bolt. Dressed up casting teeth with Dremel tool. Man O man, is this steel tough to grind! see photo.Poor quality control of casting. Next mounted base on drill press table and SLIGHTLY ground off tips of all teeth. see photo. Then re-mounted to work bench and now only need to un screw locking nuts one full turn for vice to rotate easily ! Am very pleased with Yost vise. I am glad the work bench is well bolted to the wall. I am right handed so I mounted vise on right end of bench so vise jaws hang over the front and right end of bench top to, hold long boards vertically. see photo. Excellent item sold only on line. Go ahead and buy one. Make your day!
October 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanG Best I have found with this jaw spinning and base rotating design.
This is my third vice. I broke the jaw of both of my others, so I was drawn to this vice because it had the same swivel base and jaw spin design. It claims to be made out of ductile iron, and to have a 7000 lb clamping force (cheaper vices never list clamping force), and it certainly seems a lot stronger and thicker than my previous vises. I have not tried to smash stuff with it yet, but it functions smoothly. It is hard to rotated about its base and is NOT made for constant and easy rotation, since you must hold it level while rotating the vice on its base ( the toothed hold down must completely loosened making the vice unstable while rotating).
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MetalWerker Good quality vise for the money.
The vise rotates smoothly and its finish seems very nice. Flat jaws (opposite the pipe jaws) do not meet up precisely in the horizontal direction. This is not a major problem, but it's not exactly as it should be. Also, the vise will not rotate around the base with the pipe jaws facing downward since there is not enough clearance between the mounting bolts and the pipe jaws. This is not a major problem because you can turn the jaws upward enough to rotate the vise and then put it back as it was before. This problem might be caused by very thick washers under the mounting bolts that I'm using. Overall, it is a very strong, heavy, and well made vise for the price.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toyo496 Under Rated High Quality Vise
After researching heavy duty 5" or larger vises for weeks I decided to purchase the Yost 750 DI. It is big, strong, heavy and very accurately tight through out its motions. I compared it to all the other multi jaw vises available through HD and other stores and the Yost 750 DI weighs 23 lbs more than any other multi jaw vise!!! 23 lbs more!!! And has a Lifetime warranty! I spent some time on Google Images comparing it to other vises and it is much bigger!
When I revieved the box I was surprised to see how beefy and heavy duty it was constructed. All of the jaws are precision cut and have sharp serrations on them to hold what you are working on. The vise cycles through it's pases very smoothly. I was concerned that it would not compare to the the $600 plus Wilton and Snap On vises I use at work, but I was wrong!! I would take this vise over any of the 5 high dollar big name vises at my work. The quality is much better! I used four 5/8" grade 8 bolts to mount it. Keep in mind this thing weighs 70 lbs, so be careful and use help while mounting it to the bench. I truly think this is the best vise you can get for $200 or less.
This vise really doesn't need any improvements, but if I where to make it a hair better, I would increase the diameter of the sliding handle a few millimeters (it has never bent, but I see similiar sized handles on other vises bend) and I would apply some form of clear coat to all of the machined surfaces to prevent any long term rust from setting in.
I mounted this vise to a Semi truck brake drum filled with concrete, I welded casters on the side so that I could move the beast easily around the shop, overall weight is over 350 lbs! On the back side I have a JD2 Notchmaster tubing notcher mounted.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SS Great vise for the money
We needed to replace a vise at work. This one does what it says it will. We've liked it so far. I am concerned about how well it will hold up in the work environment, but so far it's been wonderful.
March 1, 2016