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4-1/2 in. Light Duty Bench Vise with Swivel Base

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  • Light duty vise, constructed from top-quality, cast iron
  • Base swivels 270 degrees for ease of use
  • Includes integrated anvil and lock-down
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About This Product

The BESSEY 4-1/2 in. light-duty bench vise is made from high quality 30,000 PSI cast iron for many years of service. The convenient swivel base offers easy, versatile use. Comes standard with an incorporated anvil and one lock-down.

Highlights

  • 270 Degree swivel base with one lockdown
  • Hardened steel jaws
  • Built-in anvil
  • Maximum opening 4-1/2 in.
  • 4-mounting holes for stability
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 205023078

Model # BV-HW45

Store SKU # 1000041190

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Specifications

Dimensions

Jaw Width (in.)

4.5 in

Throat Depth (in.)

1.75 in

Details

Clamping Strength (lb.)

100

Duty Rating

Light

Hand Tool Type

Vise

Individual/Set

Individual

Jaw Capacity (in.)

4.5

Material

Cast Iron

Returnable

90-Day

Swivel base

Yes

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Vise Type

Bench

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Lifetime

Questions & Answers

23Questions
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Q:Will a 3/8 inch bolt require a washer where it sits in the base?
by|Apr 12, 2023
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Q:What size bolts/nut do I need to Install?
by|Feb 20, 2022
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A:  Thank you for your interest in the Bessey 4-1/2 in. Light Duty Bench Vise with Swivel Base. The bolt/nut size will depend on the surface you are mounting the vise on. Please contact BESSEY® Tools North America at 1-800-828-1004 for more assistance with mounting this vise.

by|Sep 25, 2023
    2 found this answer helpful

    A:  I just used 3" wood screws with washers to drill directly into the studs of my workbench.

    by|Oct 5, 2022
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      Q:I can put bolts with access to 3 of them, what would be the best to attach the fourth? Would a lag screw work? Thank You
      by|Nov 26, 2021
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      A:  For light to medium duty that should be fine.

      by|May 26, 2023
      caret
      Q:Would this vise work for cracking Black walnuts?
      by|Oct 14, 2021
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      A:  I do believe so.  

      by|Oct 18, 2021

        A:  Great question, bob. this vise will go through black walnut like butter, but the cleanup will be time consuming. i would recommended something like this: Heavy Duty Walnut Cracker Plier Opener,Seafood Tool,Non-slip Handle

        by|Jun 29, 2024
          1 found this answer helpful

          A:  Yes

          by|Nov 23, 2021
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            Customer Reviews

            4.1 out of 5

            • 4.1 out of 446 reviews
            • 79% recommend this product
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            For me is excellent be pause is not be big is medium size for my home garage and I like the 360* move position. I’m prove fot one month and is a gods equipment.
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            Light duty work
            Vice is for light duty work and not meant for high torque tightening. Jaws are wobbly and when closed jaws don't align correctly. For hobby work or light clamping and the price it's will work well.
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              YIKES!
              I was using the vise to loosen some stuck pipe. I snapped that baby right at the base. A vice should not break
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                A lot of slop
                Purchased this due to an immediate need for a project. I wasn’t expecting much from a Bessy vise due to previous experiences, so I wasn’t entirely disappointed. I previously returned two Bessy drill press vises because the jaws were nowhere near square. The jaws on this vise are relatively square, but they are out of alignment by 1/4” (see pic). Not a big deal for my usecase nor at this price point, just saying. My concerns are the arm is very thin. I’ve never seen a vise with such a thin arm. And there is a HUGE amount of play. I’m going to moly it and try tightening everything up a bit, so this is just my initial opinion. Will update soon. It’s labeled as “light-duty,” so at least the manufacturer is being honest.
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  Mounting hardware should be included. A bench vise doesn’t work if you can’t mount it to a bench....
                  Mounting hardware should be included. A bench vise doesn’t work if you can’t mount it to a bench. The vise looks nice sitting on my bench. Unfortunately I don’t have time to go buy bolts with the shortened hours the stores are open.
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                  • Recommended
                  8 found this review helpful
                  Easy to setup and mount to my bench.
                  Easy to setup and mount to my bench.
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                  • Recommended
                  1 found this review helpful
                  Great Value for the Price - has a small pipe vice grip under the main jaws
                  This is a great value for the price. The vice has the ability to hold pipes in a pipe grip under the main jaws. I used it to hold a half-inch IMC conduit so that I could put threads on the end of the pipe using a rented threading tool from Home Depot. Since I don't have a workbench (yet), I opted to make a raised surface using 2x4's on their side. I still had to use a pipe wrench to hold the back end of the conduit in place while I cut threads into it. I only had 3 conduits to put threads on and without the vice it would not have been possible. Other vices that I looked at did not have the pipe vice under the main jaws unless you got to the BV-MPV5. The vice weights 11 pounds (per the manual) and can be secured using 3/8 inch bolts. The one I bought was made in China.
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                    3 found this review helpful
                    Well its been 2 years since I bought it. So far so go. I bought it because I have limited space ...
                    Well its been 2 years since I bought it. So far so go. I bought it because I have limited space in my work area and its not to big or bulky. I mounted it on my work bench. Works well and also swivels. I recommend it!
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                      2 found this review helpful
                      Looks like a toy. For very light duty use.
                      This vise is very small, looks like a toy. My wife even laughed when she saw it. Quality is not the greatest, has alot of slop. Should be ok for very light work.
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                        2 found this review helpful
                        I went to Home Depot my favorite tool store, and the fact that I get my Veteran discount there :)...
                        I went to Home Depot my favorite tool store, and the fact that I get my Veteran discount there :). I purchased this vise and I love this product. I need something a little bigger than what I have so this vise which I think pulls out to 4+" and I like how it swivels. I am able to bolt it down to my work bench very quickly. It is pretty heavy duty and I have no complaints about it. Thank you Home Depot for having a ton of tools and everything I need :) Kevin blackmer
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