The Yost Vises 445 4.5″ Apprentice series utility combination pipe and bench vise has a 180-degree swivel base and mounts to a workbench to provide clamping action for light-duty applications. The 180-degree swivel base adjusts the direction of the jaws for proper placement. Hand-tightening the lock knob on the base secures its position. The vise has a cast iron body with steel U-channel bar for durability and has a flat portion that acts as an anvil and additional work surface. The hardened steel top jaws can be replaced when worn, and the built-in cast iron pipe jaws are grooved for enhanced grip. The top jaws can be replaced when worn. The jaws draw closer together or farther apart by turning the vise handle clockwise or counterclockwise.
A rubber washer on either side of the vise handle prevents unwanted sliding when turning. The base has four 7/16″-diameter holes for mounting hardware (not included).
|Jaw width (nominal)||4.5″|
|Jaw opening (nominal)||4″|
|Throat depth (nominal)||2.625″|
|Pipe capacity||0.125″ to 2″|
|Overall dimensions*||5 x 6 x 10 inches (H x W x D)|
*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Vises use the clamping action of jaws to hold a workpiece in place for applications such as drilling and sawing. Vise styles are categorized by how the device is mounted. For example, bench vises mount to a benchtop; drill press vises bolt to a drill press; and woodworking vises fit underneath, on top, or to the side of a workbench. A vise’s jaw opening and throat depth should be large enough for the workpiece.
Yost Vises manufactures a wide range of vises, including bench-mount, woodworking, and drill-press styles. The company, founded in 1908, is headquartered in Holland, MI.
Bench-mount vise with 4.5″ nominal jaw width and 0.125″- to 2″-diameter pipe capacity provides clamping action for light-duty applications
180-degree swivel base adjusts the direction of the jaws for proper placement and locks in place
Vise has a cast iron body with steel U-channel bar for durability and has a flat portion that acts as an anvil and additional work surface
Replaceable top jaws and permanent pipe jaws are grooved for enhanced grip
Rubber washers prevent the handle from unwanted sliding