Wilton Vises are the backbone to the Wilton Tools legacy. It all started in 1941 when Hugh W. Vogl, a Czech immigrant, founded the Wilton Tools vise company in Chicago, IL. It was there where he designed the original Wilton bullet vise (also known as the 40S Machinist Vise). The Wilton 40S Machinist Vise is still the largest selling industrial vise in the market. Looking to expand their product catalog, Wilton Tools began the production of smaller less expensive vise that would meet the needs of hobbist and DIYer in 1971. Today, Wilton Tools offers a wide selection of: Bench Vises, Machine Vises and the popular ATV Truck Vise. Wilton Tools also manufacturers the revolutionary BASH Hammer line which features an unbreakable handle technology. Wilton Tools has been "Holding Strong Since 1941". Tools Plus carries a large selection of Wilton Vises, Clamps and BASH Hammers. Shop with confidence. Shop Tools Plus.