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ridgidchainvise_smallNot only has Ridgid improved its line of portable Tristand chain vises with upgrades to the Model 460-6, but the company has also expanded the line with the introduction of the Model 460-12, a chain vise capable of gripping up to 12-inch diameter pipe.


August 22, 2011
By Ridgid

Not only has Ridgid improved its line of portable Tristand chain vises
with upgrades to the Model 460-6, but the company has also expanded the
line with the introduction of the Model 460-12, a chain vise capable of
gripping up to 12-inch diameter pipe.

Tristand chain vises are intended to hold PVC, steel and copper
pipes. The Model 460-6 can hold pipe between 1/8 and six inches in diameter,
while the new Model 460-12 has a 12-inch jaw and an extended chain to
grip pipe diameters ranging from 1/8 to 12 inches.

The chain vises are versatile and durable, and are designed to meet
rugged jobsite needs year after year. The base is optimized to provide
more working area with the pipe benders located at the rear of the
base for bending or adjusting pipe and tool hangers for equipment
storage during use. The large vise base also overhangs the front legs to
allow for clear tool swing.

The 460-6 and 460-12 feature an integrated ground lug that provides a
conductive surface to connect the weld ground and a jack screw to help
stabilize the unit during use. Both are self-hooking for pipe up to four
inches, a feature that is ideal when a second hand is not available to
engage the chain into the wear plate.

“The portable 460-6 and 460-12 Tristand chain vises provide a variety of
features that are designed with tough welding, threading and grooving
demands in mind,” said Larry Feskanich, Ridgid's product manager of pipe tools. “Building upon the attributes of the 460-6, the Model 460-12 is a
first-of-its-kind, providing maximum convenience for those applications
involving larger pipe diameters.”

The chain vises feature a leg chain that helps retain legs, even when
subjected to rugged use during operation and transport, and a rugged
tool tray to provide prolonged stability before requiring a leg
adjustment. The Model 460-12 has an additional adjustable rear leg,
making it easy for the end user to level the stand.

The 47-pound 460-6 and the 71-pound 460-12 fold easily for storage or transport and are backed by the Ridgid lifetime warranty.

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