"I haven't bought this vice but have one similar to it. I write this just to point out the confusion caused in some of these reviews regarding cutting channels out of the workbench because of the ''bulge'' underneath and the ''securing arms being cut away on an angle". This is not the case as It's not meant to be screwed down onto the top surface of the workbench, it's meant to be screwed up underneath the front edge of the bench lol how anyone could think otherwise beats me. :)"
"This is good for the money and feels sturdy - the downside I've found is that the handle keeps on falling out. As I open and close the vice the end s of the handle work loose and eventually unscrew causing the handle to slip out. I've had to glue mine in but other than that it's a great budget vice."
"Cheap, but great value for money. Does exactly what I need. Great for lighter work. I haven't tried heavier stuff yet but am confident it can handle it. Very easy to fix to my bench, took seconds to do. Extremely happy with this vice."
"Anyone who has struggled to work on a piece of wood knows there is no substitute for the firm grip of a vice, leaving both your hands free to be accurate and workmanlike. This is an excellent inexpensive tool which took about twenty minutes to install; coach bolts through the bench, which I felt needed wide washers to spread the load from the bolts, and 3/8" wood facings fitted to both jaws to protect the piece being worked on and the tools being used."
"Seems solid and worked well for securing timber whilst routing in some grooves. Only downside is that to mount flush to a worktop clamp has a bulge but overcome with bit of support wood. Only used once so low score for reliability."
"Its a good solid vice and does the job its made for. Be aware that the vice has a bulge underneath and needs a channel cutting into your workbench to accomodate it. The arms with the securing holes do not lay flat on the bench surface making it difficult to secure to the bench. Why these securing arms were cut away on an angle beats me."