Managed to pick up a vice for restro

  1. maxiboy Member

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    just picked up a vice that needs a slight overhaul..

    does anyone know if the quick release bars are any more than flat steel bar
     
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  2. MattF

    MattF Member

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    They're just a strip of mild flat bar.
     
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  3. maxiboy Member

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    Thanks Matt
     
  4. maxiboy Member

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    bought a matching woodworking vice now too

    does anyome recommend soaking in white vinegar as the first process or can offer advice on best way forward before attempting to undo bolts... s-l16001.jpg s-l16001.jpg s-l16003.jpg
     
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  5. 123hotchef Member

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    what bolts?
     
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  6. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with vinegar.
     
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  7. maxiboy Member

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    on the original vice bolts holding the vice blocks on and bolts holding the quick release mechanism undrneath..
     
  8. 123hotchef Member

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    Atf or plus gas
     
  9. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    On the Engineering vice, it is a 1" flat bar. Metric will fit. But may cause binding.
    A dress will sort that out.

    The wood working vice, remove the wood.
    Soak in Citric acid, vinegar will work. But will smell.

    Any fixings can be removed, with traditional methods.
    Heat.
    Oil
    Plus, time.

    On the engineering vice, the fixings will be either UNC or more likely Whit.
     
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  10. maxiboy Member

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    Thanks .. great advice
     
  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Got a matched pair possibly 3 of those burried in the shed
     
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  12. Paul Narramore New Member

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    I've restored both and engineers vice (Record No23) and their wood working vice (Record No57). I just cleaned everything up with turps/thinners/white spirit after removing the rust with a wire cup brush mounted in an angle grinder. Painted everything with Smooth Hammerite in light blue, oil then everything is fine to use. Mounted properly using the correct sized bolts to the work bench.
     
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