Wilton Metal quick release vise part "nut"

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Forum topic by Brett Gallmeyer posted 09-19-2011 02:55 PM 7827 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett Gallmeyer

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09-19-2011 02:55 PM

Hey everyone,
I aquired at an auction a box of parts for the old metal wilton quick release vises. These are the nuts that operate the quick release function of the vise. Some of them have very slight surface rust. nothing steel wool wont take off after 5 seconds. I’m also selling them on fleebay but I wanted to give the members here a price break. Asking $15 a piece for them. pm me and We can work out shipping. they are heavy but shouldn’t be that costly in a little shipping envelope usps.
thanks, brett g.

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#1 posted 09-19-2011 03:11 PM

Is this a joke? Someone posts a thread asking for Wilton vise nuts, and you post a thread RIGHT ABOVE HIS offering Wilton vise nuts for sale?

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#2 posted 09-19-2011 03:26 PM

Thats awesome. I will take 2.

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 08:16 PM

Do you still have any of those vise nuts? If so i would like two. new to site so i could reply to your post. so in case you don’t receive my email address…
Thank you,

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Brett Gallmeyer

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 10:41 AM

Yes, I still have a few left

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 03:50 AM

I would like one of these nuts… please contact me at

New to site can not send msg until 5 posts.. oh well.

Shipping will be to 55963

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 09:23 PM

Hi Brett-
Do you still have any of these left? I bought an old Wilton vise from a guy a while back and I have a feeling he put the wrong pieces together. He had a bunch of vise parts in a box and threw it together on the spot, but after using the vise for a bit it binds up and the nut slides up out of its seat. It has a pivoting nut but the grove under the housing is longer than the nut and doesn’t seem to mate with it well. The grove also tapers from back to front. From your experience, does that groove sound like what one of those quick-release nuts lie in?

-- Ray

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 09:05 PM


Still have any of these? Also new to LJocks and cannot message until after 5th posting.

Shipping to 75147.

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 02:55 AM

Forget Brett Gallmeyer! Apparently, his is either fradulent or incompeptent. Almost a month ago, I order on of his Wilton fast acting nuts. I sent his required $17 for part and shiipping via PayPall at his suggestiion. have nerver heard back despiite several of my e-mailss. I checked wiith PayPal, theiir records show that trhe $17 was received,,,BUT,,,,he had never colllected it! I e-mailed him to let him know, I needed to get my Wilton viise back in operation soon, etc. etc. Never heard back. Finally called PayPal and had the 517 removed aznd put back in or account. Oh sure, I can afford a $17 scam, the money is not the iissue, the issue is the principle involved.

I foun dhis posting, and then the Lumberjocks site,,,Hey! What a great site,,,I am a professional artistic woodtruner now doing gallery qualiity work, and trhought I had found another woodworker support group. If Brett Gallmeyer’s performance, or lack of it, is typical of Lumberjocks members,,,,,NO THAnks! I have integrity, and I want colleagues who have the same integrity. Specs, aka Roy Austin.

PS. Turns out I was able to rejuvenate my existring fast acting nut. The spring cliip had broken, and trhe small part to engsge the 10 deg. modifiied llead screw thread fell out. I made a new one on my metal lathe, and fashioned a new spring clip. Viise now works as it was designed originally by Wilton!. Brett Gallmeyer can keep ihis rusty stash of nuts. BUT,,Lumberjocks,,,goodye,,,for now.

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