31 Comments

  1. David Stewart on February 13, 2023 at 4:35 am

    I can recommend SYP with a maple top. I used oversize pieces for the base and timberframe style joints, and it’s been shipped overseas and back without any damage.



  2. michael wright on February 13, 2023 at 4:37 am

    So, with all the extra wood you added the effect opening is very much reduced



  3. Cerberus on February 13, 2023 at 4:37 am

    Yes, Crubber is a much better bet, put it only on one of the two surfaces, not both!



  4. Stan D. Man on February 13, 2023 at 4:40 am

    On your new bench, you may not want the back jaw embedded in the bench. Paul Sellers explains his reasoning.



  5. embwee on February 13, 2023 at 4:40 am

    You’re "some pretty stout lookin’ hardware." I truly enjoyed this video!



  6. P Silverz on February 13, 2023 at 4:41 am

    It "looks" good, but a review after you have used it for a while would be more helpful!



  7. Monte Lott on February 13, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Sir, don’t refet to your work bench as " makeshift" use hancrafted; it states you are a craftsman.



  8. Jeff Stanley on February 13, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Are you the one (1) five star review?



  9. Victor Vette on February 13, 2023 at 4:44 am

    What’s the size of the lag bolts you used during installation??



  10. August West on February 13, 2023 at 4:45 am

    If you keep buying horrible fraud garbage they will never go away.
    Your supporting the Chinese communist party.



  11. Anna and Tiger on February 13, 2023 at 4:47 am

    👍🐯👍 thanks for sharing the info on the vise from HF. Any plans for the use of the old vise? I did the same but used my little Irwin for a end vise. It held like you said here, slipping when I needed it to hold still, but as a end vise it worked well when holding pieces on the top for planing the face sides of boards. Looking forward to seeing your woodpeckers video. Cheers.



  12. RGRGJKK on February 13, 2023 at 4:47 am

    Pura vida mi amigo great review and good points of view I like the design is like the old record woodworking vise from 90s.pura vida guys



  13. ChillerTech Texas on February 13, 2023 at 4:48 am

    HF is absolute chinese garbage! It had no room in a shop.



  14. shayne sabala on February 13, 2023 at 4:49 am

    Thanks for the video. I didn’t understand why you made the cavity. My thought was to just add two boards, one on each side to protect the project. But it seems you did it for mounting reasons. I’m curious why that was necessary. Thank you.



  15. The Meat on February 13, 2023 at 4:54 am

    I like that you have some of the most expensive layout tools that are sold, but the rest of your tools are the most reasonable that can be bought.



  16. TN Bushcrafter on February 13, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Most vises don’t come with mounting hardware due to differing mounting requirements for each individual. Looks like a decent vice. I’m in the market for a new vise myself and have been doing quite a bit of research the last couple of weeks. Harbor freight lists that as a 7" for 69.99 here at my store. The yost I’ve had my eye on is a 9 inch for 58 on amazon. Although if ya go to the quick release yost with the dog it’s 83 for a 9"



  17. Randy C on February 13, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Thanks for a great video. I think I’ll check it out.



  18. Snypler on February 13, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Looks like a decent buy. HF has some decent stuff, contrary to popular belief.



  19. Patrick McNeal on February 13, 2023 at 5:00 am

    This thing looks amazing, and no one else is talking about it. In fact, there is only one review on Harbor Freight’s website. I just installed the $20 Irwin vise and am not impressed. This one will be coming home with me on my next visit to HF. Thanks for the video!



  20. Michael on February 13, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Nice vise at a great price! From what I saw in the manual, the bolts are sold separately. But you’re right that if HF did supply the bolts you’d probably get better getting your own. Thanks for the vid.



  21. Tom Holmes on February 13, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Nothing wrong with the benchtop. It’s the base that’s the problem.



  22. RedShirt MGGA on February 13, 2023 at 5:05 am

    That looks like a perfect vice for me. Thank you for the review!



  23. Gary Leitz on February 13, 2023 at 5:05 am

    I like the way you work.



  24. crossfirebob on February 13, 2023 at 5:08 am

    Good video John!



  25. Pit Snipe on February 13, 2023 at 5:13 am

    Just installed a vise on my newly built workbench that’s around the size of you bench. I got a Youst 9” face vise off of Amazon. Had trouble getting the screw and guide rod hols aligned but all is now well. Did learn one important lesson. You cannot make a vise handle from a 2×4. 😊 Recently discovered Harbor Freight. Bought a pair of beam clamps for $12.00 each, they work great!



  26. Exploring Places, History and Antiques on February 13, 2023 at 5:14 am

    Very nice for the price!



  27. Tom on February 13, 2023 at 5:14 am

    I have a Doyle 6” ductile vise and it didn’t come with mounting hardware.



  28. tues boomer on February 13, 2023 at 5:18 am

    Helpful video. Thank you.



  29. Rusty Guy on February 13, 2023 at 5:19 am

    Nice video but a question…It would seem the Vice is substantial overkill of that little bench top. I will also suggest that your wooden Vice jaws are thick enough that they are limiting the thickness of material you can put between the jaws. Okay near the end of the video you explain the temporary nature of this setup.



  30. JLD Woodworking on February 13, 2023 at 5:22 am

    Hi all, I have verified that this vice and it seems most vices do not come with hardware so my vice came from Harbor Freight as it should have. Thanks to the many of you who commented below with this information….



  31. Tom Holmes on February 13, 2023 at 5:29 am

    I have two Yost vises (face and tail vise) on my bench, and neither came with mounting hardware.