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Gr8day #599770 07/18/21 06:21 PM
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Wow. Thank goodness I just use mine for sharpening lawn mower blades.

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Be careful when buying a Wilton. The last one I saw for sale, new, had "Made In China" stamped on the end of the box.


"With one foot in the grave ..........and one foot on the pedal, I was born a Rebel" T.P.
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Hard to find a vise made in America these days, although they are out there if you look hard enough and are willing to pay more. From what I can tell there are only three manufacturers producing machinists vise's in the States:

Wilton bullets (e.g. 500s)
Yost 108 or 208
Milwaukee/Morgan (seem to make all their vises stateside)

Situation is even worse for our British friends since Irwin bought Record and moved production in search of cheap labor. Looks like there aren't any vises made in England anymore.


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I've got a Reed 5 inch vise that I keep in a shed, Fluid Film with a black plastic trash bag to protect it, seems to work.

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For some reason I can't understand I started collecting vises some years back, I have an old Parke, 2 Yosts, a Yankee drill press and several others out in the garage I may restore.


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I'm in the same boat. Started with restoring a Parker coachmaker's vise, followed by a Wilton Tradesman, followed by a Columbian post vise, followed by a Reed machinist's vise... I don't have a good picture of post vise, but here are the others. All started as rusty and beat up messes.

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