Restoration

Handles and Knobs

July 29, 2015

Replacing your handle is almost as exciting as putting new jaws on. Having a bent handle makes using your vise a real pain, yes you can straighten it but the past steels has a memory where the handle will bend back much easier. I like to restore vises and because it has become easy for […]

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Swivel Clamps for the old Bullet Style Vises

November 11, 2013

Besides the handle and jaws, the third most abused item is the Swivel Clamp. When muscling your work piece in your vise and the vise starts rotating, don’t you want to over tighten the swivel clamps on the side. I Do. When this happens the small handle gets bent.     The early Wilton’s had […]

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Restoration

February 26, 2012

Strip the layers of old paint, maybe replace the jaws or repair the loose play in the lead screw horseshoe slot, and find an American-made diamond in the rough that is ready for many more years of reliable service.   Buy 3″ Wilton Jaws  here.   The BEFORE photo above shows an example of a […]

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