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    Question broken Vice !! need help!!

    so i finally managed to break my Vice last week. its old and cast iron i think?
    so the big question is !! do i try to fix it ?? and if so with what?? i was thinking brazing it would be good for cast but will it hold ?? or should i look at stick welding with nickel ?

    any idea's ? advice ? am i waisting my time ?
    I'll take a pic of it to show the break, its not looking so good.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

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    the Church has vices. wo i gotta start going again.
    thanks for the help
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    hope i helped

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    What brand vice is it? If it's a good one like a Wilton it should have a lifetime warranty. If it's a "Made in China" big heavy beast from HF of HD invest in a new one. You won't be sorry. Nothing's worse than a crappy vice or better than a quality one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fun4now View Post
    so i finally managed to break my Vice last week. its old and cast iron i think?
    so the big question is !! do i try to fix it ?? and if so with what?? i was thinking brazing it would be good for cast but will it hold ?? or should i look at stick welding with nickel ?

    any idea's ? advice ? am i waisting my time ?
    I'll take a pic of it to show the break, its not looking so good.
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    its a larin.
    i don't know if its top shelf but it doesn't seem like HF junk aether. i been beating on it for years and never realized how much i used it till i broke it.

    here is a few pic's of it and the break point.
    any help would be great.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

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    I repaired my old chas parker by filling my barbeque with a lot of charcoal, setting her in there totally covered for about an hour, pulling it out with tongs, getting it fairly well aligned and welding it with some ni-99 rod. Dont know if it was the best method, but it hasnt broken yet, 5 years later and a lot of stress since.... Mine cracked at the base of the jaw. the jaws are 1/16 off, I do wish I had gotten it better, but it was hard to get close to that thing, it was putting out some btu's....
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    Thumbs up

    thanks guys.

    i like the Barby-Q idea for a pre-heat, but whats the best way to slow cool it / just put it back in the BBQ and let it cool as the coals go out ??

    i have also heard of using saw dust , sand , or even gravel as a slow cool option.

    i think the BBQ would be best if you all think it will work as a cool down. i figure i will need to do more than one pass, so i can pop it back in the BBQ between weld passes to keep the over all heat up. figure i can keep it good and hot till I'm done then just let the coals go out as it dose it should slowly cool.
    sound like a solid plan ??


    P.S. i did a search on the net for Larin, found some tools here and there but no company web-site to track down the Vice on. didn't even find a Vice.

    any one know if its a good vice or not ?? i know i love it ans suspect that alone makes it worth trying to fix.
    Last edited by fun4now; 06-01-2009 at 07:59 AM.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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