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Found this vise locally, reckon it was a good find for £20?

 

Going to give it a good clean. 

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For twenty quid it is hard  to go wrong with such piece. Show us some side, bottom, front, back, jaws open pictures and probably someone here can give you more details. What is the condition of the screw and nut? does it open freely? are there any parts missing or cracks in the vice?

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Yep, good find for 20 pounds Sterling (25.14 U.S. dollars). I think it is a machinist bench vise not a blacksmith leg vise. Still if it works it has many uses in the shop, just not made for heavy pounding on. Is there a name on it? How heavy is it?

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On 7/12/2019 at 9:43 AM, caotropheus said:

For twenty quid it is hard  to go wrong with such piece. 

I'll have the other information Monday sometime between 3-4pm GMT when its delivered. So i'll update then with the rest of this info.

16 hours ago, Irondragon Forge & Clay said:

Yep, good find for 20 pounds Sterling (25.14 U.S. dollars). I think it is a machinist bench vise not a blacksmith leg vise. 

 
 I did get him to give me the rough weight when we spoke today, and its apparently 30 kg which is 66.1 lbs? Not sure if that's a small in Vise terms but should be fun project to restore. As far as i'm aware though it works, from the pictures though. It definitely could use a nice clean. Yeah I believe it to be a machinist bench vise as well, sort of happenstance I came across a bench anvil which will be perfect to sort of make up for the fact as hitting things on this particular vise is not advised. The anvil right next to it will make up for that I think.

 

Will update this with brands/ measurements/ marks and a full video when I get it this Monday at around 3-4 pm GMT. Should be fun project. From that estimate of weight though, that is 2x heavier than the larger anvil in the backyard and around 8x heavier than the small bench anvil that will be sitting next to it haha.

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Hmmm...  I cant lift the bag off of it. I cant pick this thing up.   Its certainly 30kg or more I think.  Took some pictures of the brand, hopefully that helps in getting more info about it. :) 

Wasn't expecting it today, the seller appeared at my door driving his work vehicle haha. Loads of passengers in the short bus he was driving.

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I cant seem to edit previous post, I've just managed to get it open for pictures. It works super smooth despite all the gunk and dirt.  

Anyone recognise this brand? Also think this will be fine after a good clean? I see no cracks, just some wear.

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