Irwin Record 5 Ton swivel vice

  1. cr500dom Member

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    Well here’s another one that I was told about and subsequently offered when collecting a record corner clamp.
    It’s not very old and it’s had some animal bend the handle and weld to it :doh:

    But it was cheap enough and will I think clean up ok and sell on easy enough with a freshen up.

    some pics sent by the seller, I’ll update more when I collect it:

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    thanks as always for looking
     
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  2. Looking at that welding, it'll knock of easily. Coat of paint and the job's a good 'un.
     
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  3. jerrytug

    jerrytug Member

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    Nice vice..what does the 5 Ton rating refer to? Can it clamp a workpiece which weighs that much... ?
    Is it the clamping force?
     
  4. cr500dom Member

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    I`m not entirely sure, from Irwin's literature, thats the force it can take between the jaws without breaking.
    I dont think its going to trouble a proper English built record but its probably a half decent modern vice
     
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  5. slim_boy_fat

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    That'd be the equivalent of approx 3 x big saloon cars, so I'd say your right with the clamping force - but I'm sure someone with the definite answer will correct me if I'm wrong. :ashamed:
     
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  6. MattF

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    I'd be thinking it's the force/pressure it'll take before it goes bang.
     
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  7. cr500dom Member

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    It’s kind of surplus to requirements here as my Record 75 will do all that this will and more (5.5” jaws, 7.5” opening, swivel and all steel) but it’ll clean up ok and a repaint will make it a nice vice for someone
     
  8. cr500dom Member

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    So I finally picked this up last night and stripped it this morning for a quick soak in the de rust tank.

    hammer and chisel got the welds off but a small break away on the edge of the anvil was annoying, why do people weld to vices ? :doh::mad:

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    So it’s in the tank for a bit, I’ll post more when it’s out
    Cheers for watching as always
     
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  9. armalites Member

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    Because they don't care, probably the same people who will do a test spray from a paint gun on the first thing they find like a pristine white spray booth or wall.

    There wouldn't be a polite discussion if I had someone like that working for me or using my kit.
     
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  10. cr500dom Member

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    Yeah I had to step in at work a few weeks back and do some spraying in the booth to get some stuff ready for a photoshoot, I was asking for some masking paper to tape on the wall to do test spray on, my boss was like "Just spray in on the booth wall" :o I explained to him that that is why the place was always a sh1thole and went and got the Masking Paper, the paint mixing room is like a lunar landscape on the bench too :doh: when I get a minute Ill clear it out and DA the whole thing flat again, before teaching them to double paper and tape up the bench so it doesnt happen again.
     
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  11. cr500dom Member

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    So managed to get the main body cleaned up and into etch primer today:

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    itll make quite a nice swivel vice once it’s painted.
    Perfect Xmas present for someone I guess
     
  12. cr500dom Member

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    First coat of undercoat on

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  13. Geoffm Member

    I assume that these are all made in China these days?
     
  14. cr500dom Member

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    And into a first coat of Roundel blue F2B9D77B-B2DB-4AAA-8696-7E38E90151B4.jpeg A3CE1E73-11AD-4BA3-AF36-68DFD931B537.jpeg

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    And to show the size next to a Paramo No.1

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    thanks for looking as always
     
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  15. cr500dom Member

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    I have no idea ?
    FWIW the casting is really good quality, no way of checking the material specs obviously but I’m pretty impressed.
    Main screw is a nice fine pitch too
     
  16. JoelC

    JoelC Member

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    Out of interest, what do you normally sell these for. I will be looking for a new vice at some time soon, and i'd rather get a decent quality refurb than a cheap chinese thing
     
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  17. cr500dom Member

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    I`ve not really given it much thought ? but I`ll drop you a PM
     
  18. cr500dom Member

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    Just need to collect the main screw from my mate with “heat and a press” who was straightening the handle for me and it can go back together.

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    All the contact surfaces have been stoned to remove any high spots and it all moves beautifully smoothly now.

    thanks for looking as always
     
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