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  • Need to replace my weld table vise.

    Today I went to tighten my vise and it broke in to two pieces. I’m looking to replace it with one worthy of heavy fabrication use. What is a good vise to look for? I don’t care I’d it’s 100 years old. I want one that’s overbuilt and heavy.

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    Look into blacksmith "post/leg vise".... Built to take hard abuse, the are with cast or forges steel no like most machinist's vice which are cast iron...

    https://www.blacksmithsdepot.com/post-leg-vise

    https://www.ebay.com/b/Post-Vise/13869/bn_55191956

    Dale
    "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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    • #3
      rlu_tech, Welcome to the forum. Here is a link to a video of a fellow testing vises to destruction:

      https://bangshift.com/general-news/t...all-and-lives/

      It is quite a fun watch. His bottom line is: (a) no cross holes in the threaded shaft. (b) have the threaded shaft as large in diameter as you can find. (c) select the vise with the finest threads on the threaded shaft. (d) stay away from rotary bases because such accessories are very delicate.
      He mentions that the common vise is about 70 pounds. My vise is the Wilton Tradesman 5-inch wide jaw. It has stood me well. It survived his test to destruction in 'rebuildable' shape by not having the castings fail. ~0le
      "If a problem can't be solved, enlarge it." (The 34th president of the United States)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ~0le View Post
        rlu_tech, Welcome to the forum. Here is a link to a video of a fellow testing vises to destruction:

        https://bangshift.com/general-news/t...all-and-lives/

        It is quite a fun watch. His bottom line is: (a) no cross holes in the threaded shaft. (b) have the threaded shaft as large in diameter as you can find. (c) select the vise with the finest threads on the threaded shaft. (d) stay away from rotary bases because such accessories are very delicate.
        He mentions that the common vise is about 70 pounds. My vise is the Wilton Tradesman 5-inch wide jaw. It has stood me well. It survived his test to destruction in 'rebuildable' shape by not having the castings fail. ~0le
        Have extreme dislike for vices with rotary base.... Can never keep them from turning...... A spot weld helps though....

        Dale


        "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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        • #5
          I like rotator, I have a 5, a 6 would be even better. Click image for larger version

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