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DocBailey

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44 days ago

I’ve wanted one of these for a long time, but couldn’t imagine shelling out the 700-800 dollars that a non-repaired unit fetches at auction.

Then I got lucky—but once again, I was helping someone out with no expectation of reward, much less this.
I spied it installed on a massive old bench and asked if they ever used it.
They said no.
I asked if they would consider parting with it.
The response: “If you can get out of here, you can have it.”

And that’s how I got this vise for free.

As you can see, the collar has been fractured at some point, but still works well. And though I haven’t pulled it apart, that is the only defect I can find.


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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 44 days ago

Geeze man… you really suck!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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b2rtch

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#2 posted 44 days ago

Very nice,I am envious

-- Bert

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#3 posted 44 days ago

Wow that thing looks like a total beast. How much does it weigh?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 44 days ago

Nice, Poopie! I’ve looked at the few of those Emmerts, hoping to get one at a reasonable price. The sellers usually ask between $400 and $600 for the ones I’ve seen.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 44 days ago

Doc, great get. Do you have a spot picked out for it yet?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Don W

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#6 posted 44 days ago

sweet!!

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DocBailey

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#7 posted 44 days ago

Thanks all

Richard – It weighs nearly 90 lbs!

Todd – I don’t really have a bench beefy enough to bolt this to—will probably have to eventually build one.
But first, I need to totally restore this thing.

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ToddJB

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#8 posted 44 days ago

Ha. That’s why I asked. That sort of vise merits a certain kind of bench… Big.

Glad it found a good home. Please keep us updated.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 44 days ago

Doc—Don’t know why I misnamed you in my earlier post. Sorry ‘bout that.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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DocBailey

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#10 posted 44 days ago

No problem Don—If you have to be confused with someone else, you could do a lot worse than PK

By the way, for anyone interested, here is a nice site on Patternmakers vises (history, type study, ads, etc.):

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cabmaker

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#11 posted 44 days ago

You did well on that one Doc! I have that same vise and use it on a daily basis.

From the pics i don’t know what you could possibly need to restore on it, just mount it up and enjoy !
JB

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sikrap

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#12 posted 43 days ago

Good for you!! Congrats!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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