|Forum topic by xmastree||posted 09-21-2015 01:39 AM||1226 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-21-2015 01:39 AM
Hello all. Welcome to my first long-winded post.
Well I hit pay dirt today at a garage sale. The seller was apparently tired of having eighty pounds of what he considered useles iron around, so I got one vintage and pristine Record model 52 1/2 quick release 9” vise and two beautiful Columbian 7” 5-CD’s, all for the total sum of fifty bucks. I almost passed out.
So now the question – although the Record is tight, smooth and undamaged, I notice that although the steel jaws (no wood pads) are perfectly flush all the way around when closed, they do touch at the top first when I close the vise, with maybe a 1/16th inch gap at the bottom. I haven’t cranked on it yet, and the vise shows no signs of damage or abuse.
My first thought was that it was bent, but the vise is so over-built and strong, I can’t imagine what would bend the jaw like that. I can see were if somebody way over tightened it, it would bend the jaw the OTHER way (outward) but not inward.
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