I know... I know.. not everyone needs a $900+ bench vise, but you can definitely want a $900 vise! The story of me discovering Orange Vise Company starts with a follower showing me the "OG Spec" company of vises. Orange Vise Company and their crazy one would say over-engineered CNC machined bench vise, this is without a doubt the most precise and smoothest operating vise I've ever used and probably have ever seen.
The Orange Bench Vise was made for precision assembly applications. The vise cannot be used as an anvil, but if your application calls for precision machined jaws form fit to your parts, with the ability to gradually apply pressure without crushing or scratching the part, the Orange Bench Vise is for you. Another awesome feature is the indexable jaws, this allows the vise to go from 4.75" of clamping capacity to over 12".
The Orange bench vise uses the same dovetailed jaws as the Orange 3-axis CNC machining vises, this also makes it fully cross compatible with CarveSmart jaws.
For mounting the vise you'll need to source your own hardware as I did in the video above. I used 3/8"-16 (8mm or 5/16 drive size) hex socket/cap head bolts, I suggest you take the vise base to the store with you because a different brand of bolt can be a slightly different fit. You should be able to find these at your local hardware store like Ace Hardware or online from McMaster Carr.
The Orange Bench Vise applies clamping force linearly based on the position of the handle after a workpiece is gripped:
1/8 turn: 750 lbs
1/4 turn: 1500 lbs
3/8 turn: 2250 lbs
1/2 turn: 3000 lbs (max)
The maximum force of the vise is limited by the axial load rating of the NTN thrust bearing.
- LIFETIME WARRANTY against defects in materials and workmanship
- Accidental Damage Replacement Program - email us for special pricing on replacement components at significantly reduced pricing (50% off for most components except bearings)