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Rockler 7'' Quick Release Workbench Vise

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  • Jaws are drilled out for easy attachment of wooden vise pads.
  • Features adjustable pop-up dog on vise face for clamping panels in conjunction with bench dogs.
  • Manufactured from close-grained cast iron.
  • With hardwood handle.
  • Easy to install on your workbench top.
(1) Rockler 7'' Quick Release Workbench Vise
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Brand Rockler
Weight 22.6000
Tech Spec
  • Designed for benches up to 2-1/4" thick.
  • 7/8" screw diameter.
  • 7" wide jaws with 9" opening capacity.
  • Vise faces are 2-7/8" high.
Jaw Opening 9"
Jaw Width 7"
Style Workbench Vise
4.1 / 5.0
44 Reviews
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Great Vise
Mounted the vise to my bench and have used it many times already. I really like the quick release feature - much easier to move work pieces.
January 5, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
A diffident up grade.
January 5, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
7" vise
Nice vise and perfect for my workbench.
December 20, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love it
I don’t know how I got by without this vise. It’s quick release makes it even easier to use.
November 27, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Outstanding product!!
August 18, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great addition to my bench!
I don't know why I waited for two years before l install this vise. It's just what the doctor ordered in terms of doing a lot of work at my bench. Once I get the bench dogs installed this will provide a nice boost to my projects.
July 9, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice vise
Nice Vice for clamping and holding wood.
June 3, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent. Thanks.
May 16, 2019
8 months ago
It is better than I imagined. I should have bought it long ago
The vise is being used constantly....
The automatic adjust feature makes it a dream to use.
It only took about 45 minutes to install even though I installed it on the wood top of an old Craftsman metal bench!
April 4, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Lyle W
This is my second vise, the first one worked great so purchased another for the other end of my workbench. The only thing I might have done differently is purchase the larger version but that's a personal preference and no reflection on the product.
July 26, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Steven G on Jan 1, 2020
I will say price and small size
Saul B on Jul 31, 2019
Steven G on Jan 1, 2020
Quality and value
John S on Nov 17, 2019
I will say price and small size
Saul B on Jul 31, 2019
Replacement for my current 7" vise.
George s on Jul 31, 2019
This will aid in a lot of building projects. Been wanting a good quality one.
Jon on Jul 31, 2019
Needed a vise and waited for this one to go on sale!
Barbara D on Jul 28, 2019
On sale
Kendal S on Jul 28, 2019
Needed a quality vise and it was on sale for a great price.
Michael S on Jul 16, 2019
Size & applicability to my workbench
Paul D on Jul 16, 2019
always wanted a bench vice
Glenn O on Jul 16, 2019
A very good value
RUSS S on Jul 16, 2019
Type of vise great from high school workshop class. Plus the sales price was further reduced and we received a price alert about it.
Tom B on Jul 15, 2019
henry p on Feb 12, 2019
Good reviews and i needed a vice in my shop
Kendall S on Jan 6, 2019
On sale and a step above a more base line (Yost), but still an affordable option - worried about the quick release nut though, several reviewers have had issue with it.
Mark V B on Jun 29, 2018
This will be a useful addition to my workbench.
William M on Jun 25, 2018
Just built a new workbench and it appears to be a very good vise for my needs.
Bill on Jun 24, 2018
Need a good vise for my bench.
eman on Jun 23, 2018
Had to build a new workbench. Wanted to include a built in vise, hoping this does the trick.
Michael C on Feb 9, 2018
I trust Rockler products, I have recieved great service from the staff and my past purchases have all performed great.
Ben G on Jan 19, 2018
Gift and that is what they wanted
Barbara F on Dec 11, 2017
Making new work bench.
Douglass C on Dec 8, 2017
to put on small work bench
Steve B on May 9, 2017
Great addition to my Workbench. Don't know how I did without.
Michael R on Mar 14, 2017
I have this vise on another bench and it works good.
GARY N on Feb 11, 2017
Larry M on Feb 10, 2017
Purchased for a new workbench. Size was just what I needed and it works fine.
LYLE on Sep 27, 2016
low profile under bench. good value
john h on Apr 26, 2016
recommended in scissor lift project plan
Thomas M on Oct 18, 2015
I built a woodworking bench, added this vice for an extra set of hands, works great for holding the dovetail jig.
George M on Jul 29, 2015
I am taking a class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking this summer and building a bench-top mini workbench with Steve Latta. The cut list calls for a 7-inch vise with a pop-up dog and I opted to get this one to upgrade to having a nice wood handle.
Timothy R on Apr 26, 2015
This is the neatest vice I seen t in the store , works great good price
Roy W on Apr 16, 2015
Quality and value
John S on Nov 17, 2019
Replacement for my current 7" vise.
George s on Jul 31, 2019
what size are the threaded holes for mounting pads to the face of each side of the vise?
Tom G on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Just installed mine and the holes are 5/16"
I want a Rockler 7'' Quick Release Workbench Vise in my house in Mexico, so, is possible have this item without any problem?
Ricardo on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Ricardo, I use mine on a small portable workbench I built. I use it primarily for light work, and it has held up just fine. I can't speak to how well it works under heavy loads, as I never use it that way. For the way I have it configured, it's the perfect size.
How thick does my bench top have to be to mount this vise?
Big Jim on Sep 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The top needs be 2 3/8" thick. My bench is 1 9/16" thick. I added a 3/4" spacer to the underside of the bench top rather than adding to the thickness of the top. This worked well for me, it allowed the top of the vise to be 1/16" below the top.
the jaws on my vise have to be pulled open, but the s crew mechanism works great to tighten. Is it supposed to function this way. I've checked the quick release nut there's a hole in it with nothing in it, parts missing?
David M on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, alas, it does not slowly "unscrew" to open. A small counter-clockwise turn of the handle and pull to open. But think about it; at this point pulling and pushing to get it more quickly into position then just a slight clockwise turn and it starts to tighten. Quick and easy.
Will this work on rockers metal bench frames ?
Daniel L on Dec 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is designed to be lag bolted to the underside of a wooden table top and will not attach directly to the metal frame. But this could work if your top extends far enough beyond the sides of the bench frame and you pad the top so that the vice screws pass under the frame.
Can this be installed on a 3 inch thick bench top?
John B on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The vise height 2 3/8". I like the vise same bench top - 3 " height too thick.
vise does not open or close without holding quick release?
matthew on Nov 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it opens easily when not under pressure.
I have a workbench that is 4 1/4" thick at the edge (2x4+plywood) Do I have to notch the 2x4 to install this vise?
CT on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes you will need to notch the 2x4 and glue a block in behind it. It was designed to go on a 2" to 2-1/2" thick butcher block style table, but I also put mine on a plywood table. I added plywood blocks below that are 7.5" wide and 4.5" deep until it was at the proper height. Works great.
What type (and size) fasteners do you use to attach face plates to the jaws?
Terry S on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 7..25 x 5 inch x 3/4 oak lined with indoor outdoor carpet glued. Attached with # 14 x 1” screws. Oak mounted w/ grain vertical.
Can this vice be used on a 3 inch thick bench?
John B on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on whether you need the jaws to come up close to flush with your bench top. If the answer is "yes" then your bench can only be 2-3/8" thick. The jaws would be 5/8" below the bench top on a 3" thick bench.
can you fix 7 inch quick release vise that wont hold anything when you put pressure on it ?
david p on Oct 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This might happen if the internal thread cam gets stuck. See if you can work some grease in and around the cam to ensure that it is free and pivots easily as you switch from clockwise to counter clockwise rotation of the vise handle. Remember that the cam will only function properly when the vise is upright. If you've flipped it over to grease it you'll need to turn it right side up to check it's functioning correctly.
Can this vice be repaired or can I access parts? The collar that engages when tightening the vice is worn and will not allow the vice to be tightened.
bob s on Jul 16, 2019
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