Updated September 02, 2019 by Rafael Perez

The 6 Best Truck Vises

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in August of 2019. A truck vise, also known as a hitch vise, is a clamping tool that can be installed on the receiver of a towing hitch and used out in the field to hold metal, wood, and plastic parts while cutting or modifying them. Our selections can help you choose the right model for you, and were made considering factors such as durability, usefulness, price, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best truck vise on Amazon.

6. Wilton Tool 63247

5. 9trading 6-inch

4. Olympia Tools 38-652

3. Wilton Tool 10025

2. Porta-Vise

1. Wilton Tool 10015

Editor's Notes

August 29, 2019:

Truck vises can be quite useful when out at the site and away from your workbench. I included vises that insert directly into a 2-inch hitch, those that come with a mount that brings the vise up to arm level, and one that clamps onto a tailgate or bed railing. Strictly speaking, clamp-style vises like the Wilton Tool 63247 are not normally thought of as hitch vises but they can definitely be used in the same way.

The Wilton Tool 10015 appears to have the best build-quality and it comes with a bench bracket that allows you to transfer it back and forth from your tow bar to your bench. The primary difference between the Wilton 10015 and the Porta-Vise is that the latter comes with a mount that makes for a more comfortable work height. It may, however, interfere with the loading and unloading of the truck which results in many preferring the tow bar level models. That's more of a personal preference so I did not consider that as necessarily a point against the Wilton.

Truck vises can exert very high pressures and so they should be used while observing all relevant safety precautions.


Rafael Perez
Last updated on September 02, 2019 by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.


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