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    Default Tryng to ID this vise

    I am trying to ID this vise. It was sitting in my gradfathers garage, and I know for a fact it is old. At least 30 years, probably more.

    Only markings on it are "4", nothing else at all.

    Also, I am selling it. How much should I be asking?

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    To me, that looks like a generic imported vise, and I think you'd be lucky to get $20 for it.

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    I agree, it looks like an Asian copy of a Columbian vise.

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    30 year old vise is not old, old is at least twice that.
    Why would you want to sell something your grandpa had? I have a couple of small things one of my grandpa had built I wouldn’t part with them.
    Looks like an import to me maybe 20 to 30$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by true temper View Post
    30 year old vise is not old, old is at least twice that.
    Why would you want to sell something your grandpa had? I have a couple of small things one of my grandpa had built I wouldn’t part with them.
    Looks like an import to me maybe 20 to 30$.
    "Anything For A Buck".....

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    Quote Originally Posted by true temper View Post
    30 year old vise is not old, old is at least twice that.
    Why would you want to sell something your grandpa had? I have a couple of small things one of my grandpa had built I wouldn’t part with them.
    Looks like an import to me maybe 20 to 30$.
    He has many other things I am keeping, including two "Indian chief" and "colombian" post vises that I like better and will actually use. I dont know how much those are worth either lol, but im not sellng. He had an old workshop FULL of stuff, and I dont have room for it all.

    Darn, I was hoping it was worth more. If it really is only 20 or 30 bucks I may just keep it, although I wont really have a use for it. I would probably find a use eventually. I might just post it for 50 bucks on craigslist and see if anyone bites.

    I am not selling, but just out of curiosity, how much is the Colombian post vise worth? It has a 5 inch jaw. Only asking because I just found one on craigslist for 100 bucks and I think it would look cool to have 3 of these things on each end of my worktable.

    Anyway thanks for your help guys, I really do appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCitrusMaster View Post
    I am trying to ID this vise. It was sitting in my gradfathers garage, and I know for a fact it is old. At least 30 years, probably more.

    Only markings on it are "4", nothing else at all.

    Also, I am selling it. How much should I be asking?

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    30 years? OLD??? I have t-shirts that are 30 years old....

    As for "what it's worth", it's worth whatever someone wants to pay for it. What's worthless to one person, may be a "pearl of great price" to someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCitrusMaster View Post
    If it really is only 20 or 30 bucks I may just keep it, although I wont really have a use for it. I would probably find a use eventually. I might just post it for 50 bucks on craigslist and see if anyone bites.
    At least one "cheap" vise is always good to have on the welding bench. That way you won't cry when it gets burn or grinder marks and slag pocks on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citxmech View Post
    At least one "cheap" vise is always good to have on the welding bench. That way you won't cry when it gets burn or grinder marks and slag pocks on it.
    Yup, and this one looks like it was already
    "broken in" for that service already.

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