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.After stripping and new jaws.
The BEFORE photo above shows an example of a 3" Machinist vise purchased very reasonably from a school auction. Aircraft stripper made easy work of 3-5 layers of grey paint. Once stripped down, it is easy to see that the vise is in very good shape.
Deals can be found on the older Wilton workhorses on E-bay and at various auctions. For instance, school districts are often a source of lightly used shop equipment. Craigslist is another source to consider, but prices are usually not as good.
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