Fireball Tool wanted to compare bench vises his way — he put 12 different benchtop vises from brands including:
- Heuer, and
- Harbor Freight
through 3 different tests to identify the weak points.:
- The first test is a maximum clamping force with just the handle. This is important because this is how well it will hold your work.
- The next test is a shock load test. You see all the weak points when you hit it with a big hammer.
- Then finally a maximum clamping force with a 4-foot cheater bar.
The only way to find the weak spot is to break them…
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