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    YOST 6" shop vise review

    I recently purchased this vise,a Yost ADI-6 for my main shop use. For those that have not researched the many brands and types of vises available nowadays,finding a sturdy,well designed and properly made vise is time consuming (and that's why the majority of buyers 'give up' and purchase something from Lowe's,Menard's,Bob's Mart,etc.,etc.,etc.).
    The Yost brand is family owned and their solitary product are vises of all types and materials for both industry,shop,homeowner uses. The vise that I selected impressed me with the fit,design,operation and it's finished appearance (sharp looking,worthy of being in one of those Bob Vila garages where nothing gets used,only viewed....). Yost vises are manufactured both in Taiwan and the USA;this particular model in Taiwan-nothing new,as virtually every major US name vise utilizes foreign sources(pronounced Chinka) for their lower quality line of products-and,most of them will admit to that.
    Being used to the more typical style of robust design found in most of the better imported vises,the ADI design took a while to get used to-but because the material used is 130,000 psi ductile iron,the design can be much less robust than the typical types that use 30,000 psi cast iron and have to rely on sheer mass for strength.

    At $160,this is very inexpensive vise for it's apparent quality,typically US made vise prices start at $400 and go to $1200+.We'll see....
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    I thought you might appreciate this old school vise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goat704! View Post
    I thought you might appreciate this old school vise.
    Nice Vice...its got some character
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    Quote Originally Posted by goat704! View Post
    I thought you might appreciate this old school vise.
    I'd sooner spend $160 for the old Wilton vise than the new Yost vice.

    Older American vises are not hard to find and they are a much better value.
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    When I was vise shopping a few years back, Yost came in second after Wilton for me. It's nice to see you can replace the jaws on the Yost. I recall finding a new-in-box Ridgid (I think) at the scrap yard I buy steel from, and although it was a nice vise; the jaws couldn't be replaced, which made it a non starter for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goat704! View Post
    I thought you might appreciate this old school vise.
    I see your Wilton, and raise you two Athols..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    I see your Wilton, and raise you two Athols..
    I'll call...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klunker View Post
    I'd sooner spend $160 for the old Wilton vise than the new Yost vice.

    Older American vises are not hard to find and they are a much better value.
    I wish that you could find a Wilton like that around me for $160. Ever since people on Youtube started doing restorations of the old vises, the market has gone crazy. You couldn't buy a large Wilton bullet vise for under $400 in my neck of the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goat704! View Post
    I thought you might appreciate this old school vise.
    Is it still old school if its still a current production model?

    I really like the old Wiltons, and the new US made ones.
    I bought a like new in box 6" Wilton Mechanics vise for $60 about 10 years ago. It had one broken mounting tab which was the reason it was so cheap, and I made a questionable repair.
    Its a heck of a vise. I abuse them pretty bad at times. My previous vise I split in half. This one has taken much more abuse and looks none the worse for wear.
    Strangely enough, my questionable repair is still holding. Likely due to the strength of the rest of the vise, not my repair.

    I appreciate a good vise, and knowing where to find them. While its nice to buy items made here, if they are of good quality, I dont mind where they are made, if its saving a big chunk of money, like the Yost 6" the OP started the thread about.
    I also like finding deals on older stuff, but like the other poster said, its hard to find a good used vise for a decent price due to all the "refurbing" going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goat704! View Post
    I thought you might appreciate this old school vise.
    Speaking of Old School.

    For our first Christmas as a married couple (48 years ago) my wife surprised me with a Sears' Workbench. When the salesman asked if her husband had a vice, she replied "well, he likes beer too much". After he quit laughing, the threw in a vice with the workbench. Still got the vice, the workbench and the wife still says I like beer too much.
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