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  • #31
    vise: " a clamping apparatus of metal or wood, usually two jaws opened or closed by a screw............"

    Wouldn't that, in some circumstance, still be a vice?
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    • #32
      Only for the more fortunate among us...

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      • #33
        i found my vise at TSC at $120.00, so i can replace it if the repair goes south. now i just have to decide if i should spend the $30 to try the repair or just call it dead and put the $30 tword the new one ? unfortunately the smallest amount of NI 99 i can find is $30. this will leave me with about 1/2 unused and no need for the left overs.
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • #34
          Originally posted by fun4now View Post
          i found my vise at TSC at $120.00, so i can replace it if the repair goes south. now i just have to decide if i should spend the $30 to try the repair or just call it dead and put the $30 tword the new one ? unfortunately the smallest amount of NI 99 i can find is $30. this will leave me with about 1/2 unused and no need for the left overs.
          I would do it for the experiance, thats just me, I like a challenge... After I repaired mine, I would not hesitate to do it again...
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          • #35
            I had a similar vise and found a crack before it broke in half. I spent the $$$ on N-99 rod, veed the crack, preheated and peened, It still broke in half about a week later, not at the weld, but about 1/2 inch away. I was not abusing it just using it to hold pipe for cutting. Bought a Wilton and when it came the box said "Made in China to Wiltion Specifications" It is still "softer" than my old Athol that I bought for $75. All together a $100+ cost of Wilton "experience".

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            • #36
              Originally posted by fun4now View Post
              i found my vise at TSC at $120.00, so i can replace it if the repair goes south. now i just have to decide if i should spend the $30 to try the repair or just call it dead and put the $30 tword the new one ? unfortunately the smallest amount of NI 99 i can find is $30. this will leave me with about 1/2 unused and no need for the left overs.


              I would either fix it (which IMO would actually make it righteous) or toss it in the trash and upgrade.
              I would never spend my hard earned money TWICE on something that wasn't worth fixing.

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              • #37
                i brazzed mine and its still holding 1 yr ago

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                • #38
                  well i have a 1 1/8" thick table top, so i can do a lot of beating on stuff on the table instead of the vice. a little rethinking the use of it and i may be able to get away with a light fix like brazing it. i just don't have the $$ to spend on it right now. i do have the brazing stuff on hand, just concerned it may not hold well.
                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
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                  • #39
                    Brazing

                    Don't short change the strength of a good brazed joint, I have found that they hold up quite well, in fact better than I would have thought in these types of applications. I have seen many vises brazed and and still take the beating and squeezing abuse just as well after as they did before...But I think the guys that fixed those vises were typically in the front pew every Sunday. go ahead take a crack at it...if you melt it down, no harm you can always put two groves in it and post it on the projects board as an INDUSTRIAL ASH TRAY , and brazing rod is cheap.

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                    • #40
                      It looks to me like you could put a plate on each side and sandwich the part
                      with bolts.
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                      • #41
                        same plan of atack with brazing it ?
                        pre-heat then slow cool right ? im thinking i dont want to grove it out as much.
                        thanks for the help
                        ......or..........
                        hope i helped
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                        • #42
                          monte55
                          It looks to me like you could put a plate on each side and sandwich the part
                          with bolts.

                          .......... am i suposed to eat it too.
                          thanks for the help
                          ......or..........
                          hope i helped
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                          feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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                          JAMES

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                          • #43
                            Do you not understand what I meant?
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                            and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                            • #44
                              i just dont see how i can bolt it back togather ?
                              thanks for the help
                              ......or..........
                              hope i helped
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                              JAMES

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                                Do you not understand what I meant?
                                You're the one who brought up "sandwich"!!

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