Retractable bench vise

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WHAT IS IT? A retractable bench vise on OPPD Transportation work trucks. The brainchild of Transportation working crew leader Randy Alsman.

HOW DOES IT WORK? As some of OPPD’s older transportation trucks are being replaced with smaller pickups, there is no longer room for a valuable piece of equipment – a mounted bench vise. Workers in the field use these vises when working on equipment such as hydraulic hoses and drive shafts.

Alsman designed the grip and built the test model in about four hours.

“When you’re working in the field, sometimes you just need an extra set of hands,” Alsman said. And thanks to him, even the newer trucks will have them.


Jason Kuiper

About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He formerly worked as a staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald.

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