Who wouldn’t want a five-ton hydraulic bench vise in their shop? With Posi Lock’s model PHV859A hydraulic vise, you can clamp anything that fits into its 8″ jaws hands-free. It also pulls double duty as a hydraulic press capable of forming steel.
Posi Lock casts its hydraulic vise from steel — the finished product has a tensile strength of 52,600 PSI. The vise derives it’s power from an air-over-hydraulic 10,000 PSI foot pump. The foot pump sports a 10,000 PSI gauge, an air control valve, and a foot switch to control the vise jaw. A 10′ hydraulic hose connects the foot pump to the vise head.
The vise’s jaws open to a maximum width of eight inches, and a spring returns the jaws to the open position when hydraulic power’s removed. The vise comes with replaceable magnetic jaw plates.
The PHV859A retails anywhere from $900 to $1,000 — a sweet, if expensive, addition to any Toolmonger’s shop.