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Forum topic by laketrout36 posted 02-09-2016 12:16 PM 574 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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laketrout36

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02-09-2016 12:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vise milwaukee tool equipment yost rapid action face vise

I’m in the final stages of my workbench build and am looking for a ten inch, rapid action vise. I’d prefer to buy American. Two companies I’ve come across are;

Milwaukee Tool & Equipment company – http://www.milwtool.com/v_wood.htm Model 1142000

Yost – http://www.yostvises.com/specialty-vises/woodworkers/heavy-duty-ductile-iron-10-woodworker-s-vise-rapid-action.html

Does anyone have any experience with either of these companies and/or these vises?

My bench top is Hard Maple, 7’ x 30” x 3.5” sitting on a base roughly 4’ x 30” x 34”Tall

Thanks for reading.

Larry


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Sawdust35

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 12:43 PM

I have the Jorgensen 41012 vise with the wood handle (large jaws, opens to 12” and quick release). There is a “Made in USA” stamp on it. I got the vise about 18 months ago. I prefer the jorgensen clamps because their bar clamps and cabinet clamps are made in the USA (Chicago) (at least the ones with wood handles). http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/jorgensen-41012

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 12:54 PM

I’ll second the Jorgenson 41012 as at least deserving a look. I replaced a Record 51 1/2 with one, that’s how much I like them.

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laketrout36

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#3 posted 02-10-2016 02:11 AM

Thanks for the info.

Fred; Why did you replace your Record vise?

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#4 posted 02-10-2016 04:58 AM

I have the CA version of the Yost you link to, have had it for 7-8 years now Works smooth as silk, grips up tight, good vice. I can’t speak for the rapid action version, but I would imagine the quality would be about the same.

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#5 posted 02-10-2016 05:34 AM

Can somebody enlighten me re: the Milwaukee vises- there are three types- continuous action; rapid action; and continuous & rapid action !?

Personally, I’ve only had experience with run of the mill vises, which I equate with “continuous action”. I assume “rapid action” is the same as quick release, but what the heck is “continuous & rapid action”??

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 02-10-2016 12:02 PM



Thanks for the info.

Fred; Why did you replace your Record vise?

- laketrout36

I had the Record (my first WW’ing vise ever) at one end of the bench, and put a 41012 at the other. But the Jorgy is so much easier to work (the quick release)plus it’s about 1” wider makes it a much nicer vise. I then fell into a deal on a second 41012 that was second hand but N-I-B, so I bought it and replaced the Record. The 52 1/2 is still sitting on my shop floor and I intend to use it in the barn…which may or may not come to pass.

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#7 posted 02-10-2016 05:49 PM

I will hopefully buy a better quality vise later this spring and have been looking at the Yost, Jorg, and used American made vises. This is a very good discussion.

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