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Forum topic by need2boat posted 01-04-2013 05:46 PM 2956 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2013 05:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wilton vise turret paternmaker vise

Hello everyone,

Not sure which is the best place to post this as I guess a vise is a hand tool but it’s also often an accessory as well. I recently bought this rotating paternmakers vise as I needed something light duty in my apt to work on saws. The price was right and it seemed it would work for both my needs in a small space but sadly I can’t seem to prevent the vise from turning in the mount. The problem seems to be the aluminum collar. It looks like on the later model they changed the way the turret clamps down. From what I can figure the aluminum collar is drilled slightly off center and when tightened jams against the rotating turret. It also looks like at some point this was drilled or through use wore out. I can get a new one made but not having one that does work I’m kind of chasing my tail.

Anyone who has background on this later style tightening system I’m love some feedback.

thanks in advance

Joe

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#1 posted 01-04-2013 05:58 PM

Wilton has replacement parts for many of its products.
Google Wilton parts. They use a 2nd party for sales and delievery.

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 06:59 PM

Thanks, I did that first. It looks like parts are no longer made for this unit and the parts breakdown images are very low res. Was hopping to find someone with first hand experience.

Joe

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 07:20 PM

You want specs then. Ask on the OWWM.org forums.

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 09:24 PM

I give them a try thanks

Joe

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 03:21 AM

Just figured I follow up on this just for those interested.I posted on OWWM site but really didn’t get much info.I was fairly sure I was right about what I needed rather just wasn’t sure around the size and offset. As it turned out a friend of mine builds lights and in the process turns aluminum parts. With some help we solved things much quicker then I would have thought. I’m sure when new the part was made of steel but I really don’t intend to crank down on it it and having another one made will be easy enough.

Joe

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 05:30 PM

Hi Joe,

I picked up one of these universal turret vises at a flea market recently and am having a similar issue. The vise is in great shape, but someone replaced the turret locking pin with a normal bolt and washers. This “works” until you tighten it down a hair too much and stick the washers. Getting it to back down again means popping out the stuck washers, and I don’t want to damage the threads.

Anyway, I’m looking for a replacement locking pin and came across this thread. How has the machined aluminum replacement held up for you? Were you able to find out more about replacements?

I’ve contacted a couple shops that make replacement Wilton parts, but they have both said its a rare vise that they don’t get many requests for, therefore don’t make the parts.

Thanks for any help.

Steve

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