LumberJocks

Wilton vise model # 161015

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by grovemadman posted 01-28-2008 01:50 PM 6475 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View grovemadman's profile

grovemadman

556 posts in 3681 days


01-28-2008 01:50 PM

I got this vise from a highschool woodworking program that was closing down.(beaurocracy) I know the Wilton website doesn’t offer any information about it…
I think it is supposed to mount to the underside of the bench and a block of wood goes on the front jaw to protect my work from marring. It has a switch on the front, don’t know what it is for?

It looks like a pretty nice vice if I can get it to work! I think I have to notch my bench though for the vise to fit properly – I’m not sure… Is anyone familiar with this type of vise? I believe it is referred to as a “tail vise”?

I have a few pictures of it, the links are below. If anyone can help I would Appreciate it!
Thanks
Chuck

http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj18/grovemadman/?action=view&current=DSCN8584.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj18/grovemadman/DSCN8583.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj18/grovemadman/DSCN8583.jpg

-- --Chuck


8 replies so far

View Dadoo's profile

Dadoo

1789 posts in 3899 days


#1 posted 01-28-2008 02:20 PM

The “switch” raises that “bench dog” so you can clamp say, door panels to the benchtop. Research the terms “bench dogs” and “wood vises” and look at some various woodworking benches for more info. Oh! This vise is a definate keeper and should be cleaned, painted and put into service on your bench ASAP! Be very happy…you have a prized posession here!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

View grovemadman's profile

grovemadman

556 posts in 3681 days


#2 posted 01-28-2008 03:23 PM

Thanks, I’ll be keeping it for sure. How about mounting it? Am I on the right track? Lemme know.
Meanwhile I think I’ll watch the rain and put some Ice on my foot. Yep, I dropped it on my foot a couple hours ago!!!!!!
It’s a tough vise….
TKS,
Chuck

-- --Chuck

View Dadoo's profile

Dadoo

1789 posts in 3899 days


#3 posted 01-30-2008 10:03 PM

And a heavy one too. It mounts underneath the bench. Use lag bolts.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

View grovemadman's profile

grovemadman

556 posts in 3681 days


#4 posted 01-30-2008 10:43 PM

Thanks, I kinda guessed that. It’s good to be reassured of things. I Think I’ll paint it Patriot blue metallic or a forest green color. I have been looking at bench dogs and the like. And various wood vises… I like old tools and trying to fix them up. Hopefully this vise will be Squeezing a second life out this terrible world who tried to discard it.

-- --Chuck

View Dadoo's profile

Dadoo

1789 posts in 3899 days


#5 posted 01-30-2008 10:51 PM

Oh this is definately worth fixing up. For a cheap version (cuz I’m too frugal for my own good and the wife watches the checkbook like a hawk and I kinda like sleeping indoors) I use 3/4” hardwood dowels cut to 3” length and topped with a rubber crutch foot. Drilll 3/4” holes in the benchtop, drop in a couple pegs and clamp away.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

View grovemadman's profile

grovemadman

556 posts in 3681 days


#6 posted 01-31-2008 12:09 AM

Good Idea! I neeeeeed to cut costs everywhere I can. I just started a biz from the ground up and everything seems to cost mre these days. Check out my company website and take a look at some of the custom all glass showers I build.

www.californiaenclosures.com

-- --Chuck

View Rmasters3's profile

Rmasters3

1 post in 2366 days


#7 posted 09-04-2011 03:25 PM

I recently acquired two very similar or identical Wilton vises and I’d apprecaiate some coaching on how to clean-up and attach to my work bench. Thanks

View GaryL's profile

GaryL

1099 posts in 2740 days


#8 posted 09-04-2011 03:31 PM

Rmasters…First welcome to Lumberjocks, second you posted on a forum that is over three years old.
Don’t sweat it…it’s happened to all of us.
Start your own post, you’ll get lots of help and advice.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com