Having the right tools on the trial is always important, even if you don’t use them. One tool that gets left behind quite a bit is a vise, but Mac’s D-Vise makes those on-the-trail repairs more manageable and more effective.
Slide the D-Vise into your receiver, pin it, and you have a stout bench vise in the middle of nowhere. Turn the vise using your lug-wrench or socket wrench, or better yet, it has an included handle that stows neatly on the side when not in use.
The D-Vise was designed to open far enough to repair u-joints on the trail but can also be used to hold parts needing repairs or welding. A solid mount to hold on to parts makes it easy and faster to get back on the trail.
Depending on what needs to go in the vise, the D-Vise can be pinned in place upright or sideways to accommodate different materials. Mac’s new ‘Slip-Not’ surfaced jaws and a separate set of pipe-jaws beneath make sure whatever gets placed in the vise doesn’t move.
Another key feature of the vise is that it can be slightly tightened down in the receiver and the hitch pin cannot be removed without a socket or wrench. In what could be argued as the most important feature on the vise, Mac’s added a bottle opener as it just seemed like the right thing to do.
For more information on Mac’s products or the D-Vise, be sure to visit their website.