I received my vise yesterday, on opening the box was damaged, no use if I gave this as a present. I put the vise together, I found I could not lock vise, basically the fittings for locking off were the wrong way around. Problem solved took the vise apart. Its a well made piece of equipment, everything works well when put together properly. It should give sterling service for many years. This vise punches well above its price of £28.80, the couple of points against, better packaging, simple set of instructions to the less mechanically minded for setting up.