Wilton Introduces New Tradesman and Mechanics Pro Vises

Wilton Introduces new Tradesman and Mechanics Pro bullet vises, designed for the industrial and oil & gas markets.

The new Wilton Tradesman vices feature a fully sealed, one-piece spindle nut assembly; redesigned spindle assembly with replaceable Tommy bar; precision machined slide; and machined steel serrated jaw inserts with black phosphate, anti-corrosion coating.

New Wilton Mechanics Pro vises have an enclosed spindle, precision machined slide bar, innovative, needle roller thrust bearing design and 360º swivel base. Both vises are backed by the Wilton Lifetime Warranty.

Check out the full press release on either line of new vices below.

Wilton Mechanics Pro Vise

La Vergne, TN – The new Wilton ® Mechanics Pro Vise features an exclusive needle roller thrust bearing design that no other vise employs. What sets the design apart is its ability to deliver maximum clamping force with less operator effort. And unlike other vises, operator’s engagement is minimized when the clamping force is released.

The Mechanics Pro Vise isn’t limited to professional mechanics. Its robust and durable design makes it a reliable shop choice for industrial, manufacturing, construction and oil &; gas applications as well. For 78 years, Wilton has been manufacturing vises such as the iconic Tradesman ® Bullet Vise, for manufacturing facilities, as well as other industrial installations throughout the U.S.

These are not “me too” vises. Wilton’s Mechanics Pro Vises are available in five jaw sizes from 4-1/2, 5-1/2, 6-1/2, 8 and 10 in. jaw widths. What distinguishes these heavy duty vises is their premium materials, and other structurally sound intrinsic features such as an enclosed spindle, precision machined slide bar, innovative needle roller thrust bearing design, and 360 º swivel base. The Wilton vises are backed by the company’s Lifetime Warranty.

Shop environments can get awfully dirty with grease, oil, lubricants and other solvents. They can wreak havoc on the vises internal parts. Wilton’s enclosed spindle vise eliminates the problem, as well as corrosion and provides smooth, consistent operation. This feature extends the life of the vise by protecting internal components.

The vises are factory lubricated and permanently enclosed with lifetime lubrication for trouble-free service and operation.

The stout Mechanics Pro vises are virtually indestructible with a 60,000 psi ductile iron movable jaw and base to handle stress while providing long lasting durability in the most demanding shop conditions.

The vises also feature an anvil with a large surface area for meet striking and forming tasks. The anvil is designed to take blow after blow while forming and shaping materials.

The 360º swivel base has double lockdowns to secure the vise to a shop bench.

The Wilton Mechanics Pro Vises (4-1/2 in., model 845M, $239.99 MSRP); (5-1/2 in., model 855M, $309.99 MSRP); (6-1/2 in., model 865M, $399.99 MSRP); (8 in., model 880M, $599.99 MSRP) and (10 in., model 8100M, $829.99 MSRP) are available through industrial distributors and online retailers. For further assistance, contact Wilton Consumer Relations at 800-274-6848.

Wilton Mechanics Pro Vises – Specifications


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Wilton Tradesman vices Press Release

La Vergne, TN – Wilton ® has introduced a new version of its iconic Tradesman ® bench vise, which features a fully sealed, one-piece spindle nut assembly; redesigned spindle assembly with replaceable Tommy bar; precision machined slide; and machined steel serrated jaw inserts with black phosphate, anti-corrosion coating.

Tradesman is Wilton’s top-selling bench vise and a shop-floor favorite in the manufacturing, fabrication, automotive, construction and oil and gas industries. The new Tradesman version comes in four sizes, with jaw widths of 4 ½, 5 ½, 6 ½ and 8 in.

In contrast to most other bench vises, Tradesman’s spindle nut is securely anchored at the rear, rather than fixed in the center. This design provides an even, straight- line pull that decreases backlash and increases clamping force, while significantly extending service life. The bench vise’s round channel design allows for a fully enclosed and sealed spindle assembly, which keeps debris out and retains lubrication for years of smooth, maintenance-free operation.

The Tradesman’s redesigned spindle assembly features a replaceable Tommy bar, which allows for decreased cost of ownership if this component is damaged. A round, precision-machined steel slide bar eliminates movement of the front jaw, regardless of the opened distance.

For additional versatility, the vise is equipped with replaceable, serrated jaw inserts and pipe jaws. The durable, machined-steel jaw inserts are black phosphate coated for increased corrosion resistance. An oversized, striking anvil, is built to take a beating during the shaping or forming of metal and other materials.

The 60,000 psi, ductile iron body, jaws and base of the new Tradesman vise are virtually indestructible and backed by Wilton’s Lifetime Warranty. The vise has a 360º swivel base with a four-bolt mounting system and double lockdowns. Both the locking nuts and base have serrated edges that engage securely when tightened to prevent rotation of the vise without slippage during use.

Wilton Tradesman bench vises (4 ½ in., Model 1745, $479.99 MSRP), (5 ½ in., Model 1755, $589.99 MSRP), (6 ½ in., Model 1765, $659.99 MSRP) and (8 in., Model 1780A, $979.99 MSRP) are available through industrial distributors and several online retailers. For further assistance, contact Wilton Consumer Relations at 800-274-6848.

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