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CSakewitz 03-29-2017 11:31 AM

Heinrich Drill Press Vise Question
I recently acquired a vintage Heinrich Grip-Master drill press vise that has absolutely no markings indicating that it was manufactured by Heinrich. No P/Ns, Mnf., etc. cast into the base. I know it's a Heinrich 8-SV because the exact model can purchased new to this day. My question is this:

Did Heinrich supply these vises (unmarked) as part of the sale of vintage machine tools such as Cincinnati, Bridgeport, etc.? Basically, if you bought a Cincinnati mill, they threw in a OEM Vise.

If so, does that add value to someone that has some of that vintage tooling?


digger doug 03-29-2017 11:40 AM

Well, there have always been copies of that vice.
There are no name imports, some not too bad.

And FWIW you don't use that vice in a mill, it's for drilling only, usually light work
(not in a radial drill)

CSakewitz 03-29-2017 01:28 PM

I guess it might be a knock-off then instead of an OEM version. But you're right, the quality is really good.

Yeah I know it's for a drill press, I just used Cincinnati mill as an quick example.

rmack898 03-29-2017 08:03 PM

I have an old Heinrich and I have a very old Heinrich knock off. They look very much the same but they most certainly are not the same. If it's not marked Heinrich, it's not a Heinrich.

CSakewitz 03-29-2017 08:43 PM

This must be a knockoff since the only number cast into the base is the No. 8.

Thanks for the replys gentlemen.


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