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Old 10-05-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default The VISES of Garage Journal

We have seen everyone's toolboxes so let's see the vises! (no, not vices )

I'm sure there are some really cool ones out there.

Large or small, let's see them all!
Here's my Charles Parker 107 and my Wilton 1780:

The Wilton has an 8" jaw and weighs about 110 lbs.
The CP has a 6" jaw and weighs about 140 lbs.




Include COO and DOM if you know it!
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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My 6" Ridgid 60FSN

vise3.jpg vise2.jpg

My 4" Wilton 9400 (backup#1)

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I also have a 3" Paramo #3 (backup#2)

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Old 10-05-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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Taskmaster...built like an old Wilton



Columbian



old Yost



Sears



And my Wilton...


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Old 10-05-2009, 10:32 AM   #4
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I just pulled this one out of storage a couple days ago:



It's a Kurt D-80 "Angloc" machine vise with the optional and rather uncommon swivel base. It's about 250-275lbs and it's yet another thing I need to rebuild around here.

It's actually in very nice shape, I have the impression it wasn't used very often as there are no divots of shame in the jaw faces and only one minor divot in the leadscrew cover. (A prime example of why milling vises are NOT drilling vises!)

I don't think Kurt makes vises this big anymore, which is unfortunate.

I'm ashamed to say, I don't actually own a bench vise. Every one I've ever touched I've broken. But, I do have the beginnings of a fabricated steel vise. Starting with the stick of 1" Acme rod and some hefty flat.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:37 AM   #5
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My Vintage Reed MFG vise: (from before i restored it)

* i've since remounted it to the edge or the bench





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Old 10-05-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:46 AM   #7
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Pics I have on my PC at work -

A medium sized Wilton; an interesting one with dovetails, an adjustable gib and a rear sliding jaw; and the generic B&S mill vise...

I do want to pick up a Wilton "bullet", but only if I can grab it cheap enough.


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Old 10-05-2009, 01:34 PM   #8
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Anybody could make a case I have vices.
Since I already showed my big Wilton bullet, here are some more.
In case you haven't guessed yet, I am not the prissy clean type. Too many irons in the fire at any given time for excess cleanliness. Although considering what I do in a day, this is actually pretty clean and well organized from what what it -could- look like.

My woodworking/cabinet bench. The traditional vise at the rt end is custom homemade, the Columbian at left restored.


Here is my metal working bench. Couple of vises with assorted jaws, different levels of padding for fine work.
Punches and chisels were mentioned the other day. If you look close all around, you can see about 50 pounds of them in this picture. And this ain't all!
There are about 30 --pounds-- of hand files lurking around the perimeter of this shot, dozens of different patterns and sizes from honking big hoggers to delicate sub-needle sizes, all in separated cloth bags or wooden trays to keep them sharp, ready for work. Files are often underrated as precision metalworking tools. I use about every kind of commonly found power grinder too, but when it comes down to it, there is no substitute for a sharp file.

Maybe 20 pounds of pliers and shears nearby? Who can have too many??

Over to the right side is the beginning of maybe 10 pounds of screwdrivers (they are lightweight after all, takes several to make a pound !! heh)


This little vise is well suited for small work. It was one of those pitiful vacuum mount hobby things with plastic parts. I mounted it to a block of wood I clamp in a larger vise and machined steel parts to replace the plastic.



A cheap Asian cross vise, trued up, slop greatly lessened, and mounted to a homemade mini drill press table for precision locating and light milling etc.
It drops right in after pulling the regular table, for near instant setup!



A miniature woodworking bench for making miniatures of course. Designed and homemade complete. The vise swivells and has drop in top jaws for angled/curved work.
Yes those are Chippendale cabriole legs with ball and claw feet, about 1 1/4" tall.



I know there are more vises around here.
yours Scott
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:19 PM   #9
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This is my Wilton Shop King. Has a broken pipe jaw that I need to find otherwise it is in pretty good shape.

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Old 10-05-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
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My Made In England 6" Record vice.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:13 PM   #11
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"Leinen" vise

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Old 10-05-2009, 03:32 PM   #12
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I have a couple kicking around.My $5 yard sale Record 6":


My old Chas Parker machinist vise with the rotating rear jaw:



An old Chinese Pelican brand vise:



A 6" Schultz made in Brazil:



A 6" wilton :



A Record #1 in the jaws of the #6:



Also have a Record #4 or #5 in the garage somewhere and another Wilton in the baby barn I think.I may have a problem with Vises following me home.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:49 PM   #13
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Default Re: The VISES of Garage Journal

all i have is a wimpy 4" from northern tool
i cant ever seem to find vises like you guys....
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:33 PM   #14
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and here I was thinking I should sell my Cman when I got a Wilton. Thanks again GJ for making less space out there
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:53 PM   #15
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My old beater.

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Old 10-05-2009, 05:54 PM   #16
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and here I was thinking I should sell my Cman when I got a Wilton. Thanks again GJ for making less space out there
Sell one vise because you got another?

I don't understand this concept.
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Before the "resto"



After.

Best $35 dollar vise ever. Columbian 204 1/2.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:18 PM   #18
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My recently restored 4-1/2" Wilton #9145.

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Awesome vises guys
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Damn. Those Records still have style.

All you guys with gloss paint, do you regret it? Just looks really shiney to me. I was thinking more of an original sheen either semi or matte. I guess it's easy to clean up, but I'm not putting a lot of filthy parts in my vise.
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