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    Default Parker 975 Machinist Vise for sale

    Parker 975 vise with 5" jaws. Approximate weight 105 pounds.
    The vise is in great condition. Asking $400.0020200110_144753.jpg20200110_144712.jpg20200110_144837.jpg20200110_145134.jpg

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    Go post that on ebay, with that overly high price you will fit right in there.

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    What price do you think is fair?
    All of the research that I did on vintage machine.org, this site, ebay and craigslist suggest that my asking price is a fair starting point for a vise in this condition. I always appreciate constructive criticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archyII View Post
    What price do you think is fair?
    All of the research that I did on vintage machine.org, this site, ebay and craigslist suggest that my asking price is a fair starting point for a vise in this condition. I always appreciate constructive criticism.
    IMHO, you're about 2-3 times off.

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    That's not a "machinist vise", it's a bench vise with irreplaceable jaws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    IMHO, you're about 2-3 times off.
    I would agree with your assessment for a parker 954 or 973 that have 4" or 3" jaws and that are half of the weight. When I did my research I found prices from $600.00(insane even for a restored vise) to $85.00 for a vise missing the jaws and the swivel.
    We will see what the market says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archyII View Post
    I would agree with your assessment for a parker 954 or 973 that have 4" or 3" jaws and that are half of the weight. When I did my research I found prices from $600.00(insane even for a restored vise) to $85.00 for a vise missing the jaws and the swivel.
    We will see what the market says.
    Thanks
    Did your research cover asking prices ( completely meaningless) or actual selling price?
    mislabeling it a “machinist” vise doesn’t help your cause on a pro heavy machinist site.. yea about 175 I’d think. The larger bench vises Can be harder to sell, smaller market, much harder to ship

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    Quote Originally Posted by archyII View Post
    We will see what the market says.
    Thanks
    Are you running an auction here ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archyII View Post
    We will see what the market says.
    Thanks
    This is what the market says, Brand new Wilton vise, more of a "machinist vise" than yours for $419
    Comes with brand new easily replacable jaws ( not chewed up like yours), no wear or slop, and free shipping.
    JET 28805 1745 Wilton Trademan Vise 4-1/2 In - - Amazon.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Are you ^^^ ruining ^^^ an auction here ?
    There. Fixed that for yah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mTeryk View Post
    That's not a "machinist vise", it's a bench vise with irreplaceable jaws.

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    You are wrong. This is a Chas.Parker 975 MACHINIST VISE with swivel base. It has removable jaws. The jaws on this vice are in good condition. Sorry that I offended this highly esteemed group.
    I will remove the offending ad and I hope all of you that were so offended are able to get back to your safe space.
    Thanks for the education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archyII View Post
    You are wrong. This is a Chas.Parker 975 MACHINIST VISE with swivel base. It has removable jaws. The jaws on this vice are in good condition. Sorry that I offended this highly esteemed group.
    I will remove the offending ad and I hope all of you that were so offended are able to get back to your safe space.
    Thanks for the education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akajun View Post
    This is what the market says, Brand new Wilton vise, more of a "machinist vise" than yours for $419
    Comes with brand new easily replacable jaws ( not chewed up like yours), no wear or slop, and free shipping.
    JET 28805 1745 Wilton Trademan Vise 4-1/2 In - - Amazon.com
    The wilton vise that you spec. has 4 1/2" jaws and weighs 38 pounds. It is not comparable to the 975. If you want to be a critic at least be accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mTeryk View Post
    That's not a "machinist vise", it's a bench vise with irreplaceable jaws.

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    You are thinking of a milling vise bud...

    Look again, the jaws are removable.

    Got anything else useless to add to this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archyII View Post
    You are wrong. This is a Chas.Parker 975 MACHINIST VISE with swivel base. It has removable jaws. The jaws on this vice are in good condition. Sorry that I offended this highly esteemed group.
    I will remove the offending ad and I hope all of you that were so offended are able to get back to your safe space.
    Thanks for the education.
    oh, good god, for crap sake don't be so lightweight. if you think that was harsh you have no idea! just some folks way of saying "Howdy!" also, just because the catalog says "machinist" whatever, doesn't make it so. there is a world of real precision vises that machinists are accustomed to that are in a different world from a mechanic's or tradesman's vise. yea, about 175, ask 225 and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastikdreams View Post
    You are thinking of a milling vise bud...

    Look again, the jaws are removable.
    "Removable jaws" aren't good enough.

    "Real" Machinists insist on removable arseholes.

    Cue vintage Carlye Simon and just "wait for it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    "Removable jaws" aren't good enough.

    "Real" Machinists insist on removable arseholes.

    Cue vintage Carlye Simon and just "wait for it".

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    Not only removable but machinable as well...for that custom fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastikdreams View Post
    Not only removable but machinable as well...for that custom fit.
    LOL! Like the guy who goes for a hemorrhoid transplant?

    And the new tissue rejects HIM?



    The Parker, BTW, might better be described as a general-pupose bench vise. Heavy one, yes, but still - never was the sort a machinst might have "tooled-up", back in the day more was done with hand-tools.

    Beloved of a garage mechanic or a custom job fab & weldment shop, rather.


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