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Posted November 23, 2015 - 12:42 AM

Nope, the other kind. Vises.
We have needed a vise on the farm utility trailer for a long time. With the weather being fickle, it was a good time. Sorry the pictures are dark, I almost forgot to take them.
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It will get a lot of use.

The other vise had a loose jaw. Both the bolts were stripped (why would you EVER use fine thread in cast)
Basically, I made two plugs out of a half inch bolt and locktited them in.
I lined the jaws up and then marked the plugs, drilled and tapped for 5/16 fine thread.
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This thing is older and well enough built. It will pivot 360*, will rotate on its axis and has a place for pipe jaws in the bottom (which can be the top). Pipe jaws are missing, but maybe we can make them. There isn't a brand on it any longer, but I may be able to figure it out by design and google.
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Posted November 23, 2015 - 06:02 AM

The vise in the first three pictures, is the same one in my shop. I bought it almost 40 years ago for my father for his shop. He passed away 20 years ago, and the vise has been in my shop since. Noel.

Thanks for the pictures.

Edited by propane1, November 23, 2015 - 06:03 AM.

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 06:11 AM

Great idea of adding the vice to the trailer!


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 07:07 AM

I thought i was going to see a collection of vise!   Where are you mounting the vise? On the tongue? Have not really considered but small vise is cheap enough around here. Got  2 Craftsman 4"  for $25... I have a manual winch on my 9x5 tilting trailer.


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 07:28 AM

I thought i was going to see a collection of vise!   Where are you mounting the vise? On the tongue? Have not really considered but small vise is cheap enough around here. Got  2 Craftsman 4"  for $25... I have a manual winch on my 9x5 tilting trailer.


We almost put it several different places.
platform off the tongue, rear of the trailer, either fender, but decided on where you see it because we are all right handed and it seemed to give us the best overall access.
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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:00 AM

Looks just like the one I have on my welding bench.  I got it about15 years ago from a traveling tool outfit.  Chinese made I am sure, rotates and swivels like yours, pipe jaws and flat jaws both.  Have not had any issues with it.  Front corner mount is ideal place.  Probably the solidest place for it.


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:01 AM

I've seen several vises like that second one, just can't place them at the moment.


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:03 AM

I was thinking you were going to tell us you were a drunkard chasing prostitutes  :poke:  :poke: :D  :D  

 

I had a decent old craftsman vise, but the threaded housing for the main threaded tightening shaft stripped. I have no idea how to fix it.

I still have an old vise on my dad's work bench, it's an old wood vise. The threaded rod has a flat spot on it, you get it there, pull out main jaw, put your wood in , then slide it back. It's designed so you can only tighten so much as not to damage wood piece.


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:08 AM

I was thinking you were going to tell us you were a drunkard chasing prostitutes  :poke:  :poke: :D  :D  
 
I had a decent old craftsman vise, but the threaded housing for the main threaded tightening shaft stripped. I have no idea how to fix it.
I still have an old vise on my dad's work bench, it's an old wood vise. The threaded rod has a flat spot on it, you get it there, pull out main jaw, put your wood in , then slide it back. It's designed so you can only tighten so much as not to damage wood piece.


Do you mean the handle?

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:20 AM

Do you mean the handle?

 

on the stripped one? there is a large threaded coupler looking piece bolted to vise housing, the large threaded rod to tighten it screws into it. The coupler piece stripped out so not sure how to fix it. I thought about getting a large piece of all thread and welding up a  couple large nuts and some how attach to vise again. It's on my "to do list", about in position 597.


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:34 AM

on the stripped one? there is a large threaded coupler looking piece bolted to vise housing, the large threaded rod to tighten it screws into it. The coupler piece stripped out so not sure how to fix it. I thought about getting a large piece of all thread and welding up a  couple large nuts and some how attach to vise again. It's on my "to do list", about in position 597.

I found parts for Sears vises once. Not sure if I still have a link for them. I'll look!

 

 

Not seeing the link. If you have a model # for the vise, you may find parts at Sears Parts.


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Nice , you can't buy a good vice anymore , not that I can find. Just like you can't buy a good tractor anymore
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Posted November 23, 2015 - 11:17 AM

I've seen several vises like that second one, just can't place them at the moment.

Craftsman made a identical swivelling vise,,,got one on my welding cart...got another broken Mastercraft vise that appears the same for $10,,brought it to Canadian tire and they gave me a new one,,life time warranty

Vises are like vise grips,,,you can never have too many of either


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Pictures of my vise, Noel

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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:42 AM

Noel , i have 1 similar to yours cept mine has the built in pipe grip below the jaw grip & a small 7/16 pipe bender ring on the right side of it & a 1,1/4 solid round plate on top behind the vise jaws on the flat bit which is removable 


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