Caring for your Vise After the Purchase

Lately we have been posting information to help you purchase a vise.  But now that you have purchased one, how do you care for your vise? Lubricate your Vise for Optimal Performance It is actually, fairly simple to care for your vise. The most important thing you can do to care for your vise is to keep the vise well lubricated.  To keep the bar and screw opening and closing smoothly, you need to … [Read more...]

Heavy Duty vs. Light Duty — A Vise Comparison!

Yost Vises offers several different styles of bench vises – with each style best-suited for its unique applications.  The Yost product line includes heavy-duty vises for more demanding applications, light-duty vises – sometimes referred to as utility vises – for less-demanding applications and medium-duty vises for everything-in-between. Here are three important characteristics that determine … [Read more...]

Choosing a Bench Vise

Bench Vises. They sound like a pretty basic tool. No need to shop around because they are all the same, right? Well…. Not exactly. You see, there are a few different features that each vise can have. Here is a list of options a vise can have: Vise Options Swivel Base or Stationary Pipe Jaws Rotating Vise Material of Construction So you see, you have a few different combinations when … [Read more...]