|Forum topic by Dan||posted 03-09-2011 07:12 PM||2117 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
03-09-2011 07:12 PM
I am always looking for old vintage tools to add to my shop. Most of the time I restore them to user shape and use them in my shop. Not only are these tools much cheaper then new but often a lot better quality. This new find of mine is a perfect example of that.
There are a few local auction places where I live. These places are where I find the best deals. They are usually estate auctions, bank repos and consignments. They are local online auctions so I am not competing with the millions on ebay and its even less traffic then craigslist.
Last week I won an auction for this Wilton vise for a grand total of…..... 10.00!
I have wanted a good quality vise for my bench ever since I built my bench a year ago. Right now I have a really cheap and small front vise that just does not cut it. I almost bought a new vise a few different times but just never did it. Its a good thing I didn’t because a new vise of this quality would be a good chunk of money.
This Wilton vise is also in great shape with no rust. A little cleaning and maybe a new paint job and then I will put it right back to work.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"