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    Default Help Identifying Old 3 Way Milling Vise Angle and Swivel

    I bought a rolling Kennedy chest recently and this vise was in the bottom. It looks like it was repaired at some point and the name badge was sacrificed in the repair. I tried to match it with some google searches but couldn't find anything. The jaws are approximately 2 1/8" wide. Any help in identification would be greatly appreciated.
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    That is a tool grind vise for a tool&cutter grinder, looking at old catalogs, you might find the manufacturer.
    Now you have that, go ahead and get the grinder!

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    Thank you for your reply. I had never seen a vise with the cylindrical design. I will keep searching.

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    Used one when I worked as a cutter grinder don't remember the name but I have only seen one on Ebay in the last few years . Bill

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    Thanks for the comment Bill. I found two through searching google pics but the badges had either been removed or worn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggin View Post
    Thanks for the comment Bill. I found two through searching google pics but the badges had either been removed or worn.
    Didn't find anything just now in a patent search- it seems to have been, but it might be under some other search terms.

    Weird design, but "weird in a good way". So naturally I looked at Oliver of Adrian and Royal Oak!



    No Joy..

    But it is probably NOT a Cincinnati or K.O.Lee.

    Pratt & Whitney did some bizness in grinders. So did K&T. B&S, of course. Gallmeyer & Livingston didn't make "only" straight SG's..

    In general, I'd look more to the larger and older and less-common ones than not.

    I did say "older"? Not just because it has a lot of scars. It just has that sort of complexity to it later sweated out by "production engineering" for lower cost to manufacture.

    Even if... it was made by a third-party.. it might show-up WITH one of the grinders.

    Unfortunately we don't see much on those.

    "Less common" is just that way..


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    I appreciate your efforts and insight. It's less common that I find something I haven't seen before. This is one of those times. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggin View Post
    I appreciate your efforts and insight. It's less common that I find something I haven't seen before. This is one of those times. : )
    It is "intriguing". Much as a Quorn T&C grinder is.

    Pretty sure I don't WANT either one.

    But might take away a concept or three off the design philosophy.

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    Easy to see why it needed to be repaired...
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    Good Morning, The vise in question is a Victor Omni-Vise. I have one. It is very useful, occasionally, for light milling or grinding. Also useful for drilling an angled hole in a part, particularly if it is angular in more than one plane. I believe there were several sizes. Tom from Mass.omni-vise.jpg

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    Sweet, thanks so much Tom. Case solved. : )

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    That looks very much like an old grinder vise I have that is more lightly built and lacks the third axis of rotation. It has the swivel base and rotating cylindrical body but lacks the pivot function. Like yours, it also lacks a nameplate.


    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    It is "intriguing". Much as a Quorn T&C grinder is.
    Pretty sure I don't WANT either one.
    But might take away a concept or three off the design philosophy.
    Perhaps you have no use for such an item but especially for grinding small items like tool bits, etc. at precise angles they are extremely useful. I wouldn't give mine up easily.


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