|Forum topic by andy49||posted 140 days ago||578 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
140 days ago
Hey guys, looking for someone out there in sawdust land that might be able to shed some light on a front/face vise that came with a really nice workbench I bought at an auction recently. Have always planned to build a nice bench, even had drawn up plans what I wanted and everything, then along came the auction and I was the successful bidder at only $120. The vises alone would have cost that much. It is a traditional Klausz style bench made of white oak but it has drawers on one side along with a tail vise and front/face vise on the left.
Here is my only problem…..............the front/face vise does not have a nut to accept the Acme threaded center screw and I’m having a hell of a time finding a nut here in central PA. I checked with Fastenal and they had a 1 and 1/8” nut that was 5 threads per inch. The diameter was right, the nut threaded on the tip but wouldn’t advance.
There is no name on the vise, simply some numbers and “USA”. I imagine it is from the ‘60s or ‘70s. It is similar in design with the modern Chiwanese jobs you see at Rockler and Woodcraft, Groz 7 and Grizzly both have similar looking vises as well. It is cobalt blue, matches the tail vise, looks to be the same manufacturer.
Anybody have any thoughts who the mfr might have been as well as what size nut this takes?
Thanks for your help guys!