The Vise


The Vise

It can be very difficult to properly tighten a weight belt, and a weight belt that is not tight enough will not give proper support. It can even be dangerous, giving a false sense of security.

Developed by strength coach Dinky Williams, The Vise is a simple tool for getting the maximum support out of your weightlifting belt. Just slide the device over the belt strap and use it to provide additional leverage when tightening. It’s faster and easier than just using your hands, and you can regularly get a tighter, more protective fit in the process. It can also help when removing the belt.


  • Length: 12"
  • Width: 5.5"
  • 1-Year Warranty

The Vise from Dinky Williams.

Gear Specs

Brand Vise Power LLC
Made In USA Yes
Color Black
Length 12"
Width 5.5"
The Vise is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great idea, good design, poor material/constructio I bought two of these. They both broke after just a few training session. The manufacturer was kind enough to replace the first one, which I appreciated, but the second one they sent me as a replacement broke after a few sessions, too. Apparently, these used to be made of metal, but now they're made of carbon fiber...which must be cheaper for them to make these. Love the concept, but these are a waste of money. Don't buy one. I had one of my training partners who is a mechanic, make me a homemade one that he welded himself and it works great.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For those who wear football gloves This is a fantastic product if you decide to wear football gloves while lifting. As we all know, the struggles of football gloved on small, metal prongs make it nearly impossible to put a weightbelt on. How on earth did anyone survive before this invention? Was it pure magic, dare I even say black magic?! This is simply put the best device to over-tighten your belt. Forget breathing into your belt to create pressure, now all you need to do is suck all the air out and force a belt on as tight as possible!
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great but Loved it, and though it worked well but after three weeks the little tab that you put in the hole of the belt broke off, rendering . At my powerlifting meet of all places... Lol. So all and all its ok but would be great with some improvements.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More convenient than you might think I bought "The Vise" at the end of 2013, and am very happy I did. Lifting on my own, I found trying to gain enough leverage on the support post in my garage, while having your knees choked by knee wraps, along with trying to tighten my belt with squat briefs on made doing so a real chore, and often times, I really did not get a tight enough fit. There may not be a whole lot to this device, but it sure makes putting on your belt nice and secure not a lot of trouble. Now, I can quickly pop myself up from the bench, pull my briefs up tight, and easily secure my belt, which helps with the heavier weight. I waited before I pulled the trigger on this, but that doesn't mean you should. No partner to pull your belt tight? No problem.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great Idea....Poor materials I bought this in July, 2017. I've only used it a handful of times. Previously I would have given it 5 stars for a great idea that works well. The idea is still great. Unfortunately the materials are poor for the application. Although I've been using it for a year a handful of times I just got a double prong belt....and the very first time I used "The Vise" on the double prong side the plastic nub on the vise broke with what I would consider a relatively low amount of pressure under normal use. The nub for the single prong belts has worked well when I've used it, even with considerable tightening and allows you to tighten the belt more tightly with less effort. So when it works (I.E. doesn't break) it works well. When it breaks it obviously fails miserably. I would rather see a product built out of heavier material (Steel) even if more expensive if it held up to the routine stresses involved. As is (made out of plastic) I would not recommend this product. If they made it in steel (or something tough enough to hold up) I would whole heartedly endorse it.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome Awesome piece of equipment and simple to use. Great at getting that thick weight belt tight and taking it off as well.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Device I will not power lift without my belt; and, being able to use my belt properly is everything. I have had my Vise for over two years now. It is a joy to have when it is time to buckle up! I am able to get the correct tightness every time without a problem. It makes removing my belt a very simple process as well. I highly recommend this product if you are serious about properly using your belt for safety.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the simplicity This device is so simple to use, yet very effective.
Date published: 2015-02-03
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