|Forum topic by pariswoodworking||posted 09-05-2011 02:03 AM||673 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-05-2011 02:03 AM
I was working on a box today and while I was tightening by vice, the lever broke off of the treaded bolt. I don’t think I tightened it near enought to cause it to break because the board was still some what loose. It never had a lot of heavy use either, mostly light stuff. The heaviest work I have ever done on it was a walnut gunstock that I carved by hand. (my last project that is still ongoing) Was that enought to weaken it or do you think there was a flaw in the metal? Can I fix it or do you think Stanley will replace it for me (It has been a few years since I bought it) What should I do?
Here is the broken part :(
Here is what the vice looked like.
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