Of all my "Vices"

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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:01 am

I always keep my eye out for old vices at swap meets and yard sales.
Haven't found one yet.
They are either very beat up and abused or over-priced.

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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:55 am

Good old vises are like old anvils. Everyone knows what they are worth these days.
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by tgtrotter » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:04 pm

BinDerSmokDat wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:04 am
tgtrotter wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:32 pm
"....take the tools to Home Depot"

Actually I had (1) Large Irwin Quick Grip Bar Clamp break at the neck. It was in a Holiday Set of 10 asstd clamps. Since I'm at HD often I took it in. Customer Service said go pull one off the shelf. I came back with a 2 pack. ( Thats all they had in the same size ). The HD Rep ripped open the package and handed me one. :o
Home Depot isn't carrying the Irwin vices anymore. :(
Yup. It was a while ago. Im curious now to look for Irwin products next time.

( Was not questioning you. Hope you know that. I was just shocked they exchanged it on the spot so readily )
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:56 am

Snakeoil wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:55 am
Good old vises are like old anvils. Everyone knows what they are worth these days.
I would argue that the proliferation of Pinterest posts and You Tube videos showing vice/old tool restorations has inflated the market.
All these guys with rusty piles of crap think they have gold on their hands, but by time you chase down missing jaw pads, clamp feet, etc. you can buy a new American-made vice for the same price.

One guy had a set of old clamps missing feet and handles on most...wanted $100 for the set, showing me a link to a perfectly restored ones selling for $40 more on Ebay. He couldn't see that the Ebay guy had put about a bunch of hours into restoring that set, well more than the $40 difference he was asking.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for the right find at the right price.

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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by jaybird » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:44 am

https://usamadeproducts.biz/tools-shop-tools-vises.html

Found this on the internet, I don’t know how old or accurate it is.

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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by GHGoodwin » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:40 am

Quick run around shop.

Main work bench and older Wilton. Similar to HD brand in barn.
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Palmgrens for the small mill.
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Yuasa indexing vise. Has both internal and external jaws. 5deg per click for rotation.
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Not a vise but came with the Yuasa.
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by jaybird » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:32 pm

Here are a few I found in a rathole in my shop while looking for something else.
Mostly small to medium size American made vises.
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This is one I put together for my motorcycle/bicycle shed.
It has a bicycle clamp on one side and a smallish USA made vise, a Rock Island IIRC, on the other side. The bike clamp is a Blackburn.
Handy :D
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by jaybird » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:49 pm

This is a portable vise/work station I put together for working remotely from our shop area
It’s a Craftsman vise mounted on a homemade receiver hitch adapter clamped in a Ridgid portable pipe vise.
The pipe vise has a 6” capacity and will also hold irregular shaped objects.
It’s portable, very stable, and provides a great place to set down tools and parts while working.
It’s very handy.
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by jaybird » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:43 pm

Not a vise per say but it does a lot of clamping and holding.
This is our outdoor welding table.
It’s 6” thick and solid. No markings, I don’t believe it’s an Acorn.
The pattern is very unusual, I believe it was originally for building steam boilers.
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:30 pm

That welding table is very cool. One has to have the right shop for something like that. Cuz once you set it down, you ain't movin' it later. My buddy Dave bought something very similar, maybe a tad longer in one direction, at an equipment auction. It looks like it weighs more than the tractor he used to move it. Rock solid working surface and super versatile for pretty much anything you might want to do.
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by jaybird » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:43 pm

Snakeoil wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:30 pm
That welding table is very cool. One has to have the right shop for something like that. Cuz once you set it down, you ain't movin' it later. My buddy Dave bought something very similar, maybe a tad longer in one direction, at an equipment auction. It looks like it weighs more than the tractor he used to move it. Rock solid working surface and super versatile for pretty much anything you might want to do.
I bought this one at an auction too, it’s been a while but I think I May have paid $400 for it.
I don’t know how much it weighs but moving it is not a problem for me at this point.
With its weight and so many clamping positions it works great for bending too.
We have a small electric crane we took off a service truck that we bought, I plan to mount it on one of the corners to assist with workpiece positioning when we have the time or need.
I just like looking at it, and when I brought it in my wife wanted me to sink it in the ground as a steppingstone going into our house, I think I mentioned something about over my dead body :lol: :lol: :lol: I’m a little slow, apparently I haven’t learned not to say things like that to someone who feeds you and you sleep with :lol:

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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:16 pm

BinDerSmokDat wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:04 am
tgtrotter wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:32 pm
"....take the tools to Home Depot"

Actually I had (1) Large Irwin Quick Grip Bar Clamp break at the neck. It was in a Holiday Set of 10 asstd clamps. Since I'm at HD often I took it in. Customer Service said go pull one off the shelf. I came back with a 2 pack. ( Thats all they had in the same size ). The HD Rep ripped open the package and handed me one. :o
Home Depot isn't carrying the Irwin vices anymore. :(
So I got hold of someone at Irwin today, they requested a pic of the damage as proof and if approved, they will send me a new vice.
I sent it, now let's see what happens.

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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Here is that unique vise I have in the barn at the lake. Never saw one like this before. Very handy.
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No name on it, just a number. What would you call this?

Vanvil?
Anvise?
Visevil?
Probably called a vise-anvil or an anvil vise.
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by VWNate1 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:08 pm

I'd like to call that one MINE .
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Re: Of all my "Vices"

Post by tgtrotter » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:41 pm

Rob, Wilton has something kind of similar called a bash vise for use with a bash hammer. Not anvil shaped like yours but I can see the advantage of bashing on that broad flat style of vise. Yours is pretty cool. Can safely rest a beverage too !!
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I don't know why else they'd be offering a bash hammer if it wasn't for bashing on.
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