Knee Vise - Tool Gloat (Fail)

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Blog entry by greg48 posted 09-11-2018 11:09 PM 1045 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 time or effort into this treasure, I think that I will let it go. Oh well, nothing ventured; nothing gained.

Anybody want a slightly abused vise?

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 09-12-2018 04:22 PM

Can’t you just replace the nut part, I bet you could find something at Fastenal

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#2 posted 09-12-2018 04:49 PM

Very much worth adopting, shipping to So Il would be too much or I’d take it.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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