Craftsman Vise

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Vises made by Craftsman

As you can tell - I'm not very good with Craftsman vises. I'm not sure if the ones that are here are using the proper ID or not, since Craftsman uses some fairly long IDs at times.

Also, quite often Craftsman Vise are re-badged licensed version of other vises made by other manufacturers. Suppliers changed over the years, but we know that at least Reed and Rock Island provided vises for Craftsman. See the 5160 & 5187 for examples.

ID/Information Chart

ID Image (click for Larger) Years of Production Original Cost Jaw Width Opening Width Weight Anvil Replaceable Faces Pipe Clamp Base Type Other
5150 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$6.95 1942:$7.50 3" 4" 22lbs N Y N Fixed
5151 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$7.90 1942:$8.40 3.5" 5" 31lbs N Y N Fixed
5152 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$8.90 1942:$9.50 4" 6" 41lbs N Y N Fixed
5153 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$10.85 1942:$11.60 4.5" 6.5" 59lbs N Y N Fixed
5154 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$14.00 1942:$15.00 5" 7.5" 78lbs N Y N Fixed
5155 ?-1937-? 1937:$21.00 5.5" 8.5" 101lbs N Y N Fixed
5156F ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$27.30 1942:$29.25 6" 10" 130lbs N Y N Fixed
5157 ?-1937-? 1937:$38.50 7" 12" 226lbs N Y N Fixed
5158F ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$52.50 1942:$56.25 8" 13.5" 299lbs N Y N Fixed
5160 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$8.95 1942:$9.75 3" 4" 27lbs N Y N Swivel Re-badged Rock Island No 571. See this comparison
5161 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$10.50 1942:$11.25 3.5" 5" 36lbs N Y N Swivel
5162
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?-1937-1942-? 1937:$11.90 1942:$12.75 4" 6" 51lbs N Y N Swivel
5163 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$14.00 1942:$15.00 4.5" 6.5" 69lbs N Y N Swivel
5164 ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$21.00 1942:$22.50 5" 7.5" 95lbs N Y N Swivel
5165 ?-1937-? 1937:$26.60 5.5" 8.5" 123lbs N Y N Swivel
5166F ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$36.40 1942:$39.00 6" 10" 147lbs N Y N Swivel
5167 ?-1937-? 1937:$49 7" 12" 254lbs N Y N Swivel
5168F ?-1937-1942-? 1937:$68.60 1942:$78.75 8.5" 14" 345lbs N Y N Swivel
5187 N N N Swivel Badged Craftsman version of a Reed 104½R
No 5194 WWII era 3 N Y N Swivel Reed stamped inside of swivel base
No 5202 4" 7.5" 45lbs N Y N Fixed, Cornered Badged Craftsman version of a Rock Island Vise - see the Rock Island Vise No 93 for visual similarities.
No 5241
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3.5" 3" 28lbs Y Y Y Swivel Jaws also rotate
No 5243 Y Y N Swivel
51810
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Y Y Y Swivel
51856
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Y Y Y Swivel
No 51871 1993 5 1/2" Y Y Y Swivel Made in USA
No 391.5188
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4" Y Y Y Swivel Japan BF inprinted under base
No 506.51800
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Y Y Y Swivel
? 1949-1959 3.5" 46lbs Y Y N Swivel
? Y Y N Fixed