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  • Bumper vise or Tristand?

    I have been needing a vise for the truck and went looking at Bumper vise's.

    I ended not getting a bumper vise and instead went with a Ridgid 425

    (tristand/chainvise). I gotta say I'm impressed with it's light weight and portability. I think this little tristand is just what I need for residential gas lines and copper Sweating / Brazing

    My pictures turned out crappy so here is a link: http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Portable-Tristand-Vises


    Bill

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    Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

    Yeah, I've wanted one for awhile but can't justify the expense vs. use right now.

    Seems great for the use you describe. Lighter and just grab the center handle and go.

    J.C.

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      Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

      I have a few 2" fittings so I'm gonna put some pipe together with a 24" pipewrench and stand on it a bit...

      If I break it I'll let everyone know

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        Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

        Thanks! I wish more people tried it out and found out how handy it was. That one handed grab-it-and-go locking handle makes it really easy to use. And the overall size works great with the smaller trucks people are using these days in comparison to the 460 Tristand.

        I got one as a parting gift with my cake last week.




        Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
        instead went with a Ridgid 425

        (tristand/chainvise). I gotta say I'm impressed with it's light weight and portability. I think this little tristand is just what I need for residential gas lines and copper Sweating / Brazing
        Steve
        www.MorrisGarage.com

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        • #5
          Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

          It rains in the summer, snows in the winter, and I want to be standing outside threading pipe on my bumper? Oyyyyyyyy
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            Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

            i have the tristand and a 2'' receiver mount with a chain vise. even have the clamp on yoke vise.

            the tristand is great for portability, yet the receiver or clamp on is great for a quick job and it won't move attached to the truck.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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              Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

              Originally posted by smorris View Post
              Thanks! I wish more people tried it out and found out how handy it was. That one handed grab-it-and-go locking handle makes it really easy to use. And the overall size works great with the smaller trucks people are using these days in comparison to the 460 Tristand.

              I got one as a parting gift with my cake last week.

              I'll give you $20.00 for it if you'll ship it to me. Don't really need it.

              Just trying to help since you're now on a "fixed income".

              Let me know.

              J.C.

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                Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

                HA! I'll pass, thanks.
                Steve
                www.MorrisGarage.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

                  OkieBill: Make sure you get a chain and lock, those tristands have a habit of walking!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bumper vise or Tristand?

                    i'll beat that!

                    2/3 of non-alaska retail price

                    i'm not kiddin

                    they are well over $500 here (by special order)

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