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Slow Days at the Shop. #12: I broke my old dunlop utility vice.

05-16-2016 07:54 AM by fatman51 | 4 comments »

I kinda want to blame this on my wife. But we all know that she has not been out in my shop pounding on things with hammers. I am not sure when I broke it, but I have a good idea how, because I am always out in my shop pounding on things with hammers. I am kind of bummed to see that I broke my vice. It is a good 3-1/2 inch dunlop vice. More importantly, it sits on the bench at the end of my shop in line with my table saw blade and the top of the jaws rest 3/16 inch below the top of my outfeed table. I suppose I can braze it, but it is raining outside and I do not have a metal shop. Maybe I can clamp the piece tightly where it belongs and bolt it back together with flat head...

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