Andre Krainik

Straighten bent post vice leg?

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Hi all, 

I'm brand new,  in the process of just setting up my workshop, and was lucky enough to  come across this post vice locally for a great price.    Jaws, screw and nut are all in really good condition but the seller informed me his dad at some point backed the car into it.  

My question is:   Should I, and any advice how to go about straightening this out?   I realize the answer might just be heat it up and straighten it.   However wanted to seek some guidance to make sure I wouldn't need to temper it somehow that is beyond my experience at this point.  


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Low Carbon and so heat treat is not an issue!   Classic Colombian postvise made in Cleveland OH. Pretty young too.

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