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Starting May 11 PRINCESS AUTO GOODIES Like Large Ammo/Utility Poly Storage Crate. Surface Lite Vise Tiller/Cultivator

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[Princess Auto] Starting May 11 PRINCESS AUTO GOODIES Like Large Ammo/Utility Poly Storage Crate. Surface Lite Vise Tiller/Cultivator

Lockable hasp for secure storage.

Produces an airtight seal.
Dual carrying handle for easy transportation.
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17-1/2L x 17W x 8 1/4H

For some weird reason Package size is listed as smaller
I can vouch for the above specs

These are Terrific Sturdy cases for whatever your imagination can imagine.
I have a bunch of these from the earlier in the year sale

Also Four Inch surface Mount Light $4.99

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Output: 790 lumens. Average life: 50,000 hours. Ultra-low profile. Can be used in showers and protected ceilings.

10 Watts Four Inch Square

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$28.88 This cast-iron vise mounts to workbenches and utilizes 85 PSI of clamping pressure to securely hold pieces in place for woodworking, sawing and drilling applications. It also features a small anvil that’s perfect for forming and shaping metals.
Feature(s)
Jaws delivers 85 PSI of clamping pressure. Small anvil work surface allows for metal forming and shaping. Dual swivel locking lever. Mounting holes on the base securely anchor the vise to workbenches. Grey cast-iron construction for superior strength and durability.
Application(s)
Securely holds workpieces for woodworking, sawing, drilling and much more. Small anvil work surface is ideal for forming and shaping metal.

Only $130 Plus Tax

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120V 9A Tiller/Cultivator
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Dec 10, 2008
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Is the vice any good?

I remember looking for one a few years ago and people said don't bother with cheap vices.
Let's hug it out
Jr. Member
Dec 16, 2015
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Sundre, AB
Is their website not working properly for everyone else. I've been checking back since Saturday and it just won't load sometimes.
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Nov 2, 2008
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AlbertaSparky wrote: Is their website not working properly for everyone else. I've been checking back since Saturday and it just won't load sometimes.
Same. I would usually refresh the page and it'll work
Jr. Member
Nov 9, 2014
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Toronto, ON
Is it just me or is the 14.99 price on the crate already live?
Sr. Member
Mar 18, 2012
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damojo wrote: Is it just me or is the 14.99 price on the crate already live?
Shows up for me as well, says May 10-23rd.

Was only 1 left at my local store when I checked out. Wouldn't be surprised if I don't get it as someone on the floor will beat me to it this morning before they pick the online orders.
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Dec 24, 2007
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Kingston
Just want to add for anyone else looking at the lights that they are non-dimmable in case you were wondering.
Deal Addict
Sep 2, 2009
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Ottawa
Any good but inexpensive foam inserts for the ammo box? Have a few work items I have been debating for a while now to get a hard case with foam. TIA
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Sep 25, 2009
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RCGA wrote: Is the vice any good?

I remember looking for one a few years ago and people said don't bother with cheap vices.
I also have the same question... been wanting a vise on the work bench for a while... if anyone can chime in it would be greately appreciated.
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Dec 20, 2014
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Thornhill, ON
Thanks OP.
Any free shipping code?
My bad, the free shipping is calculated at the last step.
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Is the crate like a pelican case?
Blanka
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Nov 8, 2012
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strikeraj wrote: I also have the same question... been wanting a vise on the work bench for a while... if anyone can chime in it would be greately appreciated.
I got this last time it was on sale. Works for me for my limited uses. Nice to have! If you know you ‘need’ a vice maybe there are other options, but if you want one to have and try out it’s a no brainer at this price . PA returns are also amazing
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Nov 9, 2014
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Ottawa, ON
damojo wrote: Is it just me or is the 14.99 price on the crate already live?
Yep - was live for me.
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Nov 9, 2014
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Ottawa, ON
djemzine wrote: Is the crate like a pelican case?
I already have several of these. No - they are not as solid as pelican cases. They do work fine. I find that if they are really heavily loaded, the handles feel a bit suspect (I store ammunition in mine - they get heavy.) Totally worth the $15.
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redmondflagger wrote: I already have several of these. No - they are not as solid as pelican cases. They do work fine. I find that if they are really heavily loaded, the handles feel a bit suspect (I store ammunition in mine - they get heavy.) Totally worth the $15.
Thanks for the tid bit.
Blanka
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RCGA wrote: Is the vice any good?

I remember looking for one a few years ago and people said don't bother with cheap vices.
Really depends on what you use it for. For occasional weekend work, it's fine. But if you use it on a daily basis or for precision work, you may want to look for something better. The price, however, can't be beat.

Feature : lacking rotating/swivel base. This could be a show stopper if you need a swivel base. The vice also lacks a quick release.
Function : Not very precise, lots of play in the jaw. If you are clamping something one one side of the jaw only, the jaw will not be parallel, resulting in insecure hold. The screw threads are very course and subject to flex. The metal used is not the best quality and rather soft.

You get what you pay for. So you have to determine if all the extra fancy features are worth the extra money. A good vice is well over $100. So, at appx 1/4 of that price, it is a good deal if you don't need the features.
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Nov 12, 2006
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RCGA wrote: Is the vice any good?

I remember looking for one a few years ago and people said don't bother with cheap vices.
There can be an advantage to cheap vices.

On the other hand, I agree with below, that for vises, you get what you pay for.
eelfliw wrote: Really depends on what you use it for. For occasional weekend work, it's fine. But if you use it on a daily basis or for precision work, you may want to look for something better. The price, however, can't be beat.

Feature : lacking rotating/swivel base. This could be a show stopper if you need a swivel base. The vice also lacks a quick release.
Function : Not very precise, lots of play in the jaw. If you are clamping something one one side of the jaw only, the jaw will not be parallel, resulting in insecure hold. The screw threads are very course and subject to flex. The metal used is not the best quality and rather soft.

You get what you pay for. So you have to determine if all the extra fancy features are worth the extra money. A good vice is well over $100. So, at appx 1/4 of that price, it is a good deal if you don't need the features.
I agree with most of what you say.
It's going to be fit/finish, precision, quality of metal, etc.

I think there can be no doubt this isn't going to be the quality of a good vise, but it is a fraction of the cost.
I have a hard time conceiving of anybody doing minimal workshop stuff not owning one.
At this price, my opinion is a low quality vise is better than no vise.
Once you decide that you can't be without it, shop for quality if you need something better.
You've "wasted" $30, but that is pretty cheap "rental" for what I consider an essential tool.

I have an old 4" English made Record, very similar to the PA one.
I use it very frequently. (measured in hours/week sometimes).
I've never had a reason to have any kind of swivel/rotation.

Of course there are many types, for multiple purposes.
My use doesn't require it, but some people may require it.
If you are asking if you even need one at all, I'd say you don't qualify.
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I think i am gonna pick up one of the retractable power reels for my garage, seems like a decent unit.
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