2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Vise Mounts On Pickup Bumper“I recently read a story in FARM SHOW about a portable bench vise that attached at hitch level to a pickup bumper. The operator had to lean over to use it. It prompted me to put together a portable bench vise that I can use while standing upright, which is much handier to use,” says Mike Peters, Harmony, Minn.
The portable vise consists of an L-shaped length of square tubing with a round flat steel plate on top. The plate has holes in it to bolt on the vise. By pulling a pin from the receiver hitch, Peters can quickly move the vise to another vehicle. It can be stored behind the pickup seat or in a toolbox.
“I already had the vise, which was originally designed to rotate on a round metal base,” says Peters. “I had a local welding shop put the square tubing and round plate together. Then I painted the tubing and vise yellow so that other motorists will see it whenever the pickup is parked.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike Peters, P.O. Box 53, Harmony, Minn. 55939 (ph 507 381-6874; email@example.com).
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