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    Default OT: Professional Vise Rebuild..

    It's one thing for a guy to paint his beat up vise to try to get 50 dollars for it, but, this is over the top

    Mike

    "Wilton" Swivel Based, Drill Press Milling Vise

    "Wilton" Swivel Based, Drill Press Milling Vise

    Price: $ 475.00

    Completely Professionally Taken Apart, Sandblasted, Re-Painted and Put Back Together

    Excellent Condition !!
    painted-vise.jpgpainted-vise-swivel.jpg

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    Wow, what a mess!

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    Don't laugh! Professionals use graphite impregnated paint on the threaded surfaces.

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    Cannot see any flake marks, so it is not rebuilt.

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    A moment of silence for this vise.....

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    That was a joke, wasn't it?

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    I feel so bad for the vise I almost want to buy it and then give it a proper restoration (or burial depending on how bad it really is).

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    Does a pair of large brass balls come with it? Obviously the guy has plenty to spare.

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    Here is one from ebay. He wants $77.00 for it.
    It has been up many times. I have to laugh each time I see it.

    4" Jaw Machinist Vise Bench Top Precision Clamp Tailstock Tool Adjustable Drill | eBay

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    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails vise-2.jpg   vise-1.jpg   vise-3.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Lang View Post
    Here is one from ebay. He wants $77.00 for it.
    It has been up many times. I have to laugh each time I see it.

    4" Jaw Machinist Vise Bench Top Precision Clamp Tailstock Tool Adjustable Drill | eBay

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    Geez! That looks like the equivalent of the old want ad: "FOR SALE Old dog, missing one hind leg, half of one ear and one eye. Answers to "Lucky""

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    Maybe they need to pursue the "steampunk" route.
    My usual equipment supplier must have gone the same way...........he is pricing old Bridgeport style work lights for 100 bucks now............grrrrr

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    Boat anchor.......

    I'll call your paint and tell everyone that I'm thinking of machining the main casting on (2) $4,000 vices.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    Does a pair of large brass balls come with it? Obviously the guy has plenty to spare.

    Either that or his two brain cells are empty nesters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Lang View Post
    Here is one from ebay. He wants $77.00 for it.
    It has been up many times. I have to laugh each time I see it.

    4" Jaw Machinist Vise Bench Top Precision Clamp Tailstock Tool Adjustable Drill | eBay

    Rob
    To quote the great American philosopher Larry the Cable Guy: "I don't care who you are, that's funny!"
    All seriousness aside, a couple of cans of Krylon, and a little bit of Bondo, and that thing will look like....a boat anchor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Lang View Post
    Here is one from ebay. He wants $77.00 for it.
    It has been up many times. I have to laugh each time I see it.

    4" Jaw Machinist Vise Bench Top Precision Clamp Tailstock Tool Adjustable Drill | eBay

    Rob
    Awesome!
    TWO professional rebuilds in the same post.

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    Doesn't seeing ridiculously overpriced ads like these give you a strange sense that you know things that other people don't know?

    The seller of the Wilton vise in the original post may have looked at the price of a brand-new Wilton swivel-based drill press vise. I've not been able to identify the model, but surely some Wilton vises have list prices higher than his asking price. The actual sale prices of new Wiltons may be quite a bit lower than the list.

    That said, s/he apparently has no concept that some of the surfaces must remain unpainted! And, of course, we'd all like to see if s/he used the sandblaster indiscriminately !

    The seller of the second vise has apparently lost his/her mind or not done his/her homework, as I believe the same vise is available brand-new for less that $50.

    John Ruth


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