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Knee Vise - Tool Gloat (Fail)

09-11-2018 11:09 PM by greg48 | 2 comments »

A few weeks back I found an old knee vise attached to an outdoor work bench while helping a friend clean out a yard. Asked if I wanted it or else it goes to the dump, I brought it home (spiders and all). Well, I finally decided to see what kind of treasure I had found and began to strip off the old jaws from the screw (which were attached with nails and bent over carriage bolts). What I came up with was a Columbian 1⅛” vise with some surface rust but seemingly serviceable. However, upon putting the nut to the wire wheel, I discovered that the mounting ears of the cast nut were previously broken and butter welded back in place. Not wishing to invest any more ...

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