Wilton Shop King Completed

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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 09-08-2013 12:55 PM 2361 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The paint had all week to dry, I expected the gloss to fade a bit over the week. It did not, and still looks wet. Not the exact look I was going for, but it’ll be fine. removing the painter’s tape shows just how good that 3M blue tape is; no bleeding along the tape lines.

Time for assembly, and the first thing will be attaching the jaw inserts. On the Shop King the inserts are screw on (I think that is something that Wilton does with all their vises). The problem with this particular model is that the insert is not supported on the bottom; the only support is from the the two screws that secure it to the jaw face. That explains why the old screws look like this:

The entire screw has shifted down indicating that this vise has had a hard life! Back to the assembly… when attaching the inserts, four BHSS (button head socket screws), 1/4-20×1/2” were used. The heads just fit in the insert.

Continuing was a simple reversal of the dis-assembly process. The one thing I added was some Loc-Tite 262 for the shoulder screw that attaches the swivel base. It can be made snug enough to eliminate play and the screw will not try to work itself out.

Finished! Not sure if this will see duty in my shop, it might go on the shelf for one of my boys for when they move out.

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 12:58 PM

Looks good. A very nice, and useable vise! Should last somebody a long time!

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 01:22 PM

Nice job, should give many years of service while looking good.

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 03:57 PM

Looks Great! Now you gotta keep it clean LOL!

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 04:38 PM

Great restore. I guess no one will ask “where’s the vise”....................

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 06:58 PM

Nice metal work.

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#6 posted 09-09-2013 01:42 AM

That looks BRABD NEW!

Nice paint job!

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#7 posted 09-09-2013 02:48 PM

Thanks guys, it will perform well for light duty jobs and the paint does make it stand out!

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