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Face Vice Restoration

02-15-2015 11:09 PM by Benvolio | 10 comments »

I found a rusty old Ward and Payne face vice on ebay for £4 and thought it looked like it came from an era when tools were made properly. I don’t know anything about Ward and Payne or have any notion of when this vice came off the production line, so if anyone has any insight – I’d love to hear it. In truth, it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting when it arrived. Just surface rust and years of the wrong type of grease built up. The buttress threads had irrepairably worn in parts and the quick release mechanism was gone, but the quality of the iron castings and steel used are brilliant. Dis-assembly took a while. The rear brace was pressed on very tightly to ...

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