The Ultimate Tools for the Ultimate Shop

Creating the ultimate workshop? Boy are you lucky you ran into me. I happen to work for a great company that sells, among other things, Wilton vises and B.A.S.H.® hammers. These are some of the sturdiest and highest-quality American-made shop products out there.

B.A.S.H.® hammers come in several sizes and models, including brass and dead blow heads for you hammer junkies. In addition, Wilton is so confident in their Unbreakable® Handle Technology, that for 2 years after purchase, if you break the handle under normal wear and tear, they will give you $1,000!

Wilton bench vises also scream quality and durability, and are some of the most popular in the industry. If you’ve never experienced a Wilton vise in person, you’ll want to get yourself down to our store and check them out.

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What I’m trying to tell you is that your ultimate workshop will not be complete without the ultimate vise and the ultimate hammer (or several of each). They’re tough, long-lasting, durable, American-made, and just plain good-looking. Give us a call, stop by the store, or visit our website to get pricing and more information. We have friendly and knowledgeable salespeople who would love to help you out!

New at Norlift – Wilton Vises and Jet Hoists

Your voices have been heard! We’re now carrying Wilton and Jet products. Top quality bench top vises, truck hitch vises, variable speed electric hoists, and more. We’re stocking a selection of popular products, and we can have any non-stocked product shipped in post haste.

If your heavy duty work bench or shop could use some more eye candy, now’s a good time to give us a call.

Wilton Bench Top Vise


Heavy duty work bench with retractable wheels

Recently a customer of ours came in looking for a heavy duty bench for his shop – something that could be moved if necessary, but would also be rock solid when needed. We made this up for him: a powerful workbench with retractable wheels. A pair of hydraulic jacks, some heavy duty casters and clever fabrication resulted in this beauty:

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Got a custom project of your own? Give us a call or stop by and we’ll work out a plan to get it handled.

Norlift sells new and used forklifts, new and used industrial racking, material handling products (think bins, shelving, handtrucks, pallet jacks, etc). And we look good doing it. Not as good as you’ll look buying it, though. We’re already a little jealous of you.

Need wheels or casters? We also do those. We carry everything from furniture glides and casters, to heavy duty industrial casters at Wheel and Caster. For highly entertaining reading on the subject of casters and wheels, check out The Caster Blog.

The Bench of Steel: The Norlift Superbench

The Norlift Superbenches are our signature custom workbench. 10-gauge steel top on a steel pallet rack frame, these benches are built solid and built strong. We’ve set 3,000lb forklift test weights on the six foot benches without any noticeable effect.

One of our benches was involved in a minor automobile accident in a customer’s shop. Score: Bench 1, Car 0. The Civic will need a new fender and some extensive body tweaking; the bench won’t even need new paint.

We stock four common sizes (30×72, 30×96, 36×72, 36×96), but just about any size can be made upon request.

There are also a number of add-ons we offer – drawer units, hanging cabinets, locking casters (reduces load capacity to 1,200lbs), cantilevered risers, additional shelves, grated catch trays for plasma cutters, custom paint jobs, and more. The bottom line is, if you need it, there’s a good chance we can make it for you.

Here’s a few pics of some of the benches we’ve put together for customers. Give us a call at (509) 535-1776 and we can get started on one for you.

The benches work fantastic in conjunction with a pallet rack workspace

Full length grated cutting bench with catch bin

We call this complete workspace solution the Excalibur. We call it that because it sounds as cool as the bench is. Which is pretty cool.

Combo bench, a steel top cutting table with grated catch bin.

A smaller Superbench, 18×48, on casters with lower shelf.