are you still deciding which make of extra large vice to go for, vono? fixed on Parky?
I believe fr might have some monsters as a suggestion as well as the fine 3"
IF you evert strip it getting the spring back in is an absolute cow. The only way I could do it was to lash up the spring with string then burn off the string once assembled. They are lovely vices, easily my favourite, at the moment.
I'm off to the workshop to see what the number is on mine.
I used a length of CDS tube with a notch cut out of it, over the screw to allow me to lean on and compress the spring enough to pop the pin back in on mine, worked ok.
be-j, will you look at that - immaculate
(glad to see a bit of junk on the floor - the bench top & vices are so clean, puts some others, like me, to shame)
Really nice job!
I like the rounded spindle.
The Irwin is made in England I guess?