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Forum topic by Lalen posted 07-07-2017 06:33 PM 932 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lalen

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07-07-2017 06:33 PM

I recently found this vise in a shop belonging to a family friend who passed away. The widow gave it to me for helping her out.

Looks like a good vise but not quick release. Anyone know much about this one? how old it might be? Value?
(I plan to use not sell, just curious)

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta


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Loren

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#1 posted 07-07-2017 07:19 PM

Looks like the sort of thing that might have
been mounted on one of those quad workbenches
in a wood shop class.

Probably worth $40-$100 if you wanted to
sell it.

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#2 posted 07-08-2017 02:36 AM

Closer to 100 being in the shape it’s in I’d say. Amazing what they sell some real pigs for on eBay. Its a good vise although not rapid action. Mount that sucker and make some poplar jaws and 2 way tape them in. Hard to beat that old iron. It’ll outlive you. :) I use a smaller Wilton that’s rapid action and its great for small projects. Big stuff I just clamp to the bench to sand or whatnot.

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 07-08-2017 03:12 AM

Those Columbian vises are built like tanks. and the one you have there looks to be in great shape. I’d get that mounted up and use it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Lalen

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#4 posted 07-10-2017 02:24 PM

Thanks for the responses. Definitely keeping and putting to use! This sucker is heavy duty!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#5 posted 09-05-2017 10:54 AM

I finally got that vise mounted.

I’m still working with a plywood top bench, so I figured plywood jaws would be OK for now

I had to move my line of dog holes to align with the center of the new vise. You can see, I have knockout plugs from a dowel in them when not in use. I have a drawer/tray beneath so I just knock them down with the dog, then wen I am ready I pull it out of the drawer and put it back in with my mallet.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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