Wilton’s new all-terrain vise (model 10010) can be mounted to your truck hitch, and it also comes with a benchtop mounting base.
The Wilton ATV vise is made from cast iron and powder-coated steel (tensile strength 60,000 PSI), and it has 6″ jaws that can open to a maximum width of 5-3/4″ with a 5″ throat depth.
- Weight: 33 lbs
- Dimensions: 19-1/4″ L x 6″ W x 7-1/4″ H
- 360° locking handle
- Spring-loaded hub for securing the handle during transport
- Striking anvil
- Integrated carry handle
- Acme threaded carbon steel lead screw
- Pipe jaws with 3″ max capacity
- User-replaceable straight and V-groove jaws
Street Price: $180-190
Additional mounting bases (10300) cost $25 each.
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Alternative Option: Mac’s Trail D-Vise (made in USA and $160 via Amazon)
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I have not had great experiences with Wilton vises, but that’s probably because I bought some of their cheap crappy-quality vises at the local Home Depot. Wilton’s pricier vises – especially those still made in the USA – are said to be quite good.
The new ATV vise looks quite interesting. It can be attached to a standard 2″ truck hitch, and can also be attached to a stationary base. This means that you can take the same vise from your workbench to your truck, or to the field or jobsite.
The base is fixed and doesn’t swivel, which is great for portable and field use, but not so good for use on a workbench of other permanent stationary fixture.
I like that Wilton sells additional mounting bases separately (the ATV includes one in the box), which means you can move the vise to multiple locations or stations to save cost.
There’s one alternative model that I found, the Mac’s Trail D-Vise, and you could in theory buy a Wilton bench mounting plate to make the Mac’s vise just as versatile. Another option is to buy a hitch-mounted vise plate, which allows you some flexibility as to the type of vise that could be used.
So Stuart, the Mac model number 797979 is made in the United States of America (Idaho) but I am curious given this is $200, is this also American made as well?
I know that some Wilton vises are still American made, but not typically for that of low of a price though.
Thank you for the link.
If it was made in the USA, they would have said so. Two distributor’s website say it’s made in China.
I figured as much this wasn’t American made, but seeing as you listed another vise that was I figured I should ask for those who may want to know this information.
Thank you again for posting that link to a USA made version of this type of product again though.
this thing is made in China.. I checked on out about a week ago.
Now THIS is a serviceman’s wish fulfilled.
I’d hate to bang my shins on that in the parking lot.
Wilton US made bench vises run, depending on size, from about $800 – $1500. I would look for a 40-50 year old vise at an estate sale before I bought this. Vises of that vintage and older run about $1 per pound, except for Wilton. This would be handy but I wouldn’t want to bend down that much to use it. The mount would be too low to be really useful and comfortable for long term use.
I built one of these for myself with a Monarch I picked up at a yard sale. I’ve even got an extension for it so I can use my front hitch.
We had a few step vans outfitted with Wilton all weather vises (AW35 or AW45) – but these sell for over $1000 at Zoro – so even waiting on a Zoro 30% off deal – they would be way pricier.
I would actually prefer the Mac’s, assuming equal strength/quality. The Mac’s opens to 8 inches, and my uses have me wishing for wider opening, rather than more width of the jaws. Being USA made is a plus, as well, not that being imported would be a deal breaker.
Granted, I personally prefer the USA made Mac, however, there is one factor that is a detractor though. Those jaws aren’t replaceable and speaking from experience, non replaceable jaws are hit or miss. Worst case scenario, if the jaws crack or break, fixing these could be either time consuming or potentially impossible though.
Thanks for pointing out the non replaceable jaws. I hadnt noticed that at first. Just to add another factor to the decision, the Mac’s is drilled so it can fit in a receiver hitch in 4 positions, with the jaws horizontal, or vertical. The Wilton only horizontally.