I really like the threads here where everyone can add their own info onto one thread. I want to see your favorite vise, did you build a vise, share how you did it. I have an old vise that I’m looking for info on so I’ll start. If there seems to be a lull I’ve got several more I can share.
I found this one on Craigslist this past summer. It is a monster. It weighs 80 pounds. The jaws are 12” wide and open a full 18”. The steel of the jaws is an inch thick at the screw and 3/4” at the edge. All pieces except the screw have casting numbers and every part even the screw is hand stamped with a “2” so everything was milled to fit. The screw is a double start and two revolutions per inch. Anybody got any ideas? Even though I just finished a bench I’m starting to design a new bench for this vise. Please add and have fun.
-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise