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alfsauve

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« on: January 17, 2018, 03:23:16 pm »
(We don't seem to have a "gunsmithing" section, so I'll just put this here.)

NO!   I don't mean like drinking, dining and dillying.   Get your minds out of the gutter.


WORKBENCH VICES

I know that Les and Mercer and others are experts in metal working tools.  I'm just a hack.  But I've had it in my mind I needed to upgrade my consumer grade vice to something bigger and of higher quality. 

Below is a picture of my 40+ yo vice. I might have gotten a Mont. Wards.  Or it might have been JC Pennys when they had a tool section.   It's a "WORK" brand.  (Try Googling that brand.)

So how does one figure out who's a quality brand?   Search "workbench vice" and list in order of the  most expensive down.  I chose Wilton.  Did I do okay brand-wise?  I know it's not connected but Miss Kitty owns a ton of Wilton Cake stuff, so the name felt comfortable.  (I read Wilton's history so don't repeat it back to me here.)

Since my older one was a 4" I went for a Wilton 6".   I didn't stop to think that the width of the jaws would be proportional to and about equal to the reach/grasp/bite.   Cool.   My old "work" had about a 180degree backlash.  The new Wilton, as best I can estimate has about a <5 degree one.  I like it.

I found a dealer on Amazon for this $99+tax, free shipping.   Of course the Amazon delivery person left it by the street!  Didn't bother to come down the driveway with it.  Only 40+#s ;)

Now to borrow Michael's Dremel so I can "do" something with it.



 
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Vices
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:23:16 pm »

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Re: Vices
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 06:08:54 pm »
Those are a pretty good Vise, You did good for the money. There are more expensive units out there, But I doubt that they would do the job any better. Good Luck with it.
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Re: Vices
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 06:50:14 pm »
Vise. It's spelled different so people can tell what you're talking about when they read it.

It looks good to me, but I like mine better because I can rotate it 360 degrees horizontally. There's another different type of jaws on the bottom too.
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Re: Vices
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 07:34:34 pm »
It's been a long time since I've bought one (so I can't attest to current quality standards) but I've always preferred a Wilton vise. There's a 4' square steel work table in the shop my uncle built when I was three that has a Wilton 8" on one corner. He and I worked a lot of metal using that vise over the years repairing farm implements and fabbing things. It was used when he got it and still works like new.

As for vices, I don't have as many as I used to.  ;)
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Re: Vices
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 10:50:32 pm »
When I first read the thread title I honestly thought it was going to be about drinking liquor, smoking tobacco, etc.

Anyway my cheap vise works just like this one except it doesn't have a locking pin, so I can turn the head to any angle. And I do use it at unusual angles sometimes. It's nice to be able to rotate my work so one end is elevated. You can get an Irwin brand like it at Lowes for 80 bucks or go cheaper other places. You also have the option of spending $100 more for another brand that's basically the same thing if you want to.

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Re: Vices
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 09:12:14 am »
Vise. It's spelled different so people can tell what you're talking about when they read it.


DUH.   Stupid me.   Didn't even think about it.   VICE  VISE.

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Re: Vices
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 02:18:31 pm »
DUH.   Stupid me.   Didn't even think about it.   VICE  VISE.

That's okay. No one is perfect, not even me.   ;D
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Re: Vices
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2018, 11:11:42 am »
Vices are like Motors or gun safes. There is no replacement for displacement. By the biggest heaviest Vice you can find.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Vices
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 02:35:31 pm »
There is no replacement for displacement.


Now I've got to ask.  Are you .45 or a 9mm kind o' guy?
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Re: Vices
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 02:41:34 pm »
I carry 38+p. 10 mm and 45 cap.   The 38 is for when, I need max concealment/ grab it throw it in your pocket for a quick trip(in it's pocket holster)

There are only 3 9 mm a man is aloud to carry, 38 super, 9x23 win mag and 9x25 billion.  Just saying.the only 9 i own is mine side arm from the coast guard.its a dog fan with way too strong of a trigger spring.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.