Show us your bench vice(s)

  1. MattF

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    MattF the vice perv...What's this like "readers wives" in Escort of Fiesta ?
     
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    I've just remembered why I never risked starting this thread earlier. :D Rapidor thread anyone? :D
     
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    He's showing off the new paint job, looks like it's had a polish too:clapping:
     
  5. Maker

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    This is what I've been using recently:
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    It's a 3&1/2" Elliott Victoria milling vice on a swivel base and the green one is a Fabrex 413 drill press vice. I usually don't use the green one but it can be helpful sometimes. It's great to be able to take the handle off to get it out the way and then rotate the whole vice around. At the bottom of the second picture, you can just see the edge of a little woodworking vice that was all ready on the bench when we bought the house, I've got a much bigger woodworking vice, a Record 52 1/2 and I do actually have a normal metalworkers vice, a Record No 1, but I left it in the shed when I moved into the garage. Oh, and a cute little clamp-on vice with about 1" jaws.
     
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    Two at once, Kinky.....
     
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  7. brightspark

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    i picked up a nice swivel and tilt machine vice up for 60 quid
     
  8. Maker

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    Matt, from what everyone says about your "vice addiction problem", I was expecting a post more like:
    "These are most of my Record ones.
    Here's some more Record vices.
    This is my collection of Swindens'.
    Here are the Wiltons.
    These ones are Reeds'.
    These three are made by Prentiss.
    This is the cream of the crop, the Emmert 6A.
    Now we get onto the woodworkers vices...":whistle::laughing:
    From your first post, you really don't seem like you have a problem.
     
  9. MattF

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    Exactly. There's good reason why I only mentioned and posted one. :D I'll sneak the others in over time. :D
     
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  10. MattF

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    That invisible paint it's wearing is good stuff. :D
     
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  11. MattF

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    That looks even larger than I expected it would. That's a veritable beast of a vice.
     
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  13. spencer 427

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    This is my Clarke 200 bench vice..not the best in the world but does the job...360 swivel with small anvil..would like a record 49..but they big money..... WP_20150222_001.jpg
     
  14. optima21 Forum Supporter

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    still bigger than my vice, I've got the 125mm version of that vice, I only got it so that I can use it to hold a bead roller away from the bench. otherwise I'd still be using my old 80mm vice that I've used for the past 20 years

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  15. MattF

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    What make is the smaller one on the left Optima?
     
  16. MattF

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    Is that one of their welded steel ones? What's that like for slop, rigidity etc? Been considering getting one of those, or similar, for mounting on a sleeper outside, for when I want to use a vice outside. I'd be gutted doing it with one of my other vices though, but those look like they might suit that purpose well without costing the earth.
     
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    no idea, was about £15 new when I got it, probably some cheap import from the far east
     
  18. MattF

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    Looks like it's obviously been reliable enough though? Just wondered as I occasionally see one of those type, and they always seem to be in decent shape and a few years old, so wondered if they were a decent little vice, as I quite like the look of those. Wouldn't mind adding one to my brood, but I've always been undecided simply due to the origin and quality being an uknown.
     
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  19. optima21 Forum Supporter

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    if you want it, its free and in halifax, so not too far away
     
  20. spencer 427

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    Yes...and to be honest I cant really fault it...good size..replaceable jaws...good bit strength..all round a good vice for the money..the only thing I can say is ..because its a 360 sometimes it can slip if you giving it a bit with leverage...
     
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