I've got a vice....

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I've got a vice....

Post by MacV2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:27 pm

... Infact I have 3 & some mole grips...

So 4 or 5 years ago whilst doing a mouse job somewhere near Blackheath I spoted an old vice in the understair cub. I asked the lady of the house if she wanted to sell it...'No Love you can have it if its any good to you...' Result, so it is a proper old school 6'' engineers vice with quick release do dah on it. I have had mucho use out of it since I've had it & as a bonus the one I had which was also free I sold on !

Anyhoo on Sunday I was using said vice to remove some bearings from a dog bone. Tried & tested method I've done a number of times. Use a socket to drive the old bearing out by clamping it in the vice...

For some reason this particular bearing was playing hard ball & didnt want to move...Extra leaverage with a pipe over the handle...CRACK...thats got it I thinks...

Uh Oh... Frank we have a problem...


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So I Orderd a new one on Sunday & picked it up yesterday...Just about got it in me tank bag... :lol:

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Made in China which is unsurprising...Bet it wont last as long as the made in England one.
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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by lloydie » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:48 pm

The old English ones are the best shame you broken it .

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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by MacV2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:21 pm

lloydie wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:48 pm
The old English ones are the best shame you broken it .
Yes I agree, It wouldn't supprise me if the Record ones you can still buy are made in China now though...

To be fair I expect the one I broken was quite possible 60's or even older...Even if it was made in the 70's it's still 40 years old...I'm in me 50's & I'm falling apart now... :lol: :lol:
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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by StormyRob » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:38 pm

You clearly do not know your own strength Mac
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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by VTRDark » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:44 pm

You make me pround Mac carring that in your tank bag :biggrin You still have some way to go before you get to my level with carrying a trolly jack in a rucksack. That was fun going around corners :lol:
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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by Solarboy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:58 pm

Cracked shoulder, cracked vice, just need to crack a good joke now Mac!
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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by fabiostar » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:15 pm

Solarboy wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:58 pm
Cracked shoulder, cracked vice, just need to crack a good joke now Mac!
and crack his wallet open lol
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by popkat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:15 pm

Mine belonged to my grandfather, he was an ammunitions inspector during WW2, he knicked it from a factory in Coventry about a week before they flattened it, it's that bloody tough I reckon it would have survived the bombing.


You might be surprised by the China one, there's lots of stuff you'd think are home grown that use Chinese castings. I used to work for a firm making industrial food mixers, the castings were all from China, these machines sell in the industry for £7000-£20000 so proper stuff. The castings were bought in batches and worked out about 5-10 pence a piece 8O Cheap parts can be strong. The firm didn't pay too bad but the profit they were making they could have paid us a lot more.



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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by lloydie » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:51 pm

Solarboy wrote:Cracked shoulder, cracked vice, just need to crack a good joke now Mac!
Pmsl ha ha ha ha

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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by sirch345 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:00 pm

Next time the bearings in the dog bone don't move don't go putting a length of pipe on the handle for extra leverage :problem:

Your old vice looks very much like mine (without the crack so far :wink: ) although I don't think mines a Record, it does have the quick release however,

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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by MacV2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:22 pm

fabiostar wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Solarboy wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:58 pm
Cracked shoulder, cracked vice, just need to crack a good joke now Mac!
and crack his wallet open lol
I did the new one was 65 quid !

I was gonna buy you a prezzie for the NI trip but you can Fek right off now ! :lol:
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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by Solarboy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 am

Looks like a good vice for £65, where do you get said crushing machine??
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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by MacV2 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:10 am

Solarboy wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 am
Looks like a good vice for £65, where do you get said crushing machine??
https://www.screwfix.com/p/magnusson-wo ... stid=55635

Order on line pick up from the store of your choice next day.

I ordered this one as I have a Magnusoson sockect set & I've been impressed with that over the years I've had it.

BTW Record Vices are still out there only now it's called Irwin Record, name bought out by Irwin prahaps...
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Re: I've got a vice....

Post by sirch345 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 pm

I've just noticed your new vice Mac has a swivel base on it, that could come in handy :thumbup:

More money than your's I know, but I have always liked the look of these Clark's 140mm vice with all the swivel options

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