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Bench vises?

Post by tom4018 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:58 pm

Been looking for a good older vise without much luck. Thinking I want a 8 inch vise but might be ok with a 8 inch. Any suggestions on the new vises? Been considering a Wilton from Northern tool but it took a price jump. Seems like all the used ones I see are cheap ones wanting new price or the really good old ones priced high.



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Re: Bench vises?

Post by Silver » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:21 pm

I always liked Record vises. Can’t remember what I paid for the last one I bought, it was many years ago.

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Re: Bench vises?

Post by Aaron » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:42 pm

Record vise. Made in England. Irwin bought Record and sent all the production over to China, so get the ones with England on them. I have 2. Paid $140 Canadian Pesos at auction for the 2nd one, which is a spare in case I ever break the original one. The things I have done to that vise would give a shop foreman nightmares.
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Re: Bench vises?

Post by wbvs58 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:35 am

I have a big heavy old vice of unknown brand waiting restoration that I bought at an auction cheap. My criteria for buying it was to have something I could mount on a heavy bench or strong pedestal that could hold something while I swung a big hammer at it. I do that now with it sitting on my loading ramp but would be much better properly set up, it is a good vice.

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Re: Bench vises?

Post by hurleyjd » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:26 am

I installed this vise on my welding trailer. Do not know how well it will hold up. Used mostly to hold something to unscrew or hold while grinding.
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produ ... _vc=-10005

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Re: Bench vises?

Post by bird dog » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 am

Keep a watch on Craigslist. There are quite a few older Wiltons that show up around here. I don't think I would have anything else. I acquired mine over 40 years ago. I have had some success putting a ad on Craigslist tool section with a title "want to buy ......"

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Re: Bench vises?

Post by greybeard » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:35 am

I don't know what brand my 'outside' vise is or even what it's 'type' is. Not made like a regular bench vise. It's mounted on what used to be a rolling table that ran on little tracks in a refinery's boiler house. It's taken everything I can throw at it.
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Re: Bench vises?

Post by tom4018 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:39 am

bird dog wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 am
Keep a watch on Craigslist. There are quite a few older Wiltons that show up around here. I don't think I would have anything else. I acquired mine over 40 years ago. I have had some success putting a ad on Craigslist tool section with a title "want to buy ......"
Been watching for months with no luck. May try the wanted ad and see what happens.

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Re: Bench vises?

Post by Nesikep » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:47 pm

I bought a Record 6" with swivel base and a stand for $40 at an auction.. unless you do particularly heavy work, that thing is good enough..
I have a 4" swivel head russian vice.. it's alright, there are times when the swivel head comes in handy
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Re: Bench vises?

Post by bird dog » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:57 pm

This should handle most of your needs.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/grd/d ... 62404.html

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Re: Bench vises?

Post by tom4018 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 am

What size would really be need for using a belt lacer?

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Re: Bench vises?

Post by Aaron » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:36 am

tom4018 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 am
What size would really be need for using a belt lacer?
4" would be plenty, you might just have to clamp multiple times for large belts. 10" lace would have you positioning lacer 3 times.
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Re: Bench vises?

Post by Silver » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:49 pm

tom4018 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 am
What size would really be need for using a belt lacer?
I threw my belt lacer stuff away when I discovered Alligator rivet repair.

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