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Old 02-20-2006, 08:29 PM
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Probably best just to make your own- besides it would add to the storey. You might want to see about getting a ledge {could'nt think of a better word} milled into the top surface of the jaws to give you a better grip on the work. Don't know what that would cost but some of the guys around here should know or maybe even do for you. :evil:
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Old 02-21-2006, 12:44 AM
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If you make a set a trick you might try is to soak the faces in acid to rough them up. I have an old Reed vise I gave $20 for that I use for a welding vice. It doesn't have replaceable inserts but the rust pitting on the faces seem to hold stuff just fine. An eighth of an inch of muratic acid in a stainless steel pan ought to do it. I haven't tried this but it ought to work. And if you try it first it will save me the trial and error. Then again, I use my 85 pound post vise for lots of stuff, it has smooth jaws and it seems to hold as 'bout as well as my Wilton. That might be because it has a longer handle so I can beat it tighter with a hammer.

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Old 02-21-2006, 07:45 AM
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Wilton contact.

Cutter, Back in 02 I purchased some parts for the vise here at work. Attached is a link to the website.

http://www.wmhtoolgroup.com/index.cf...ion=part_index

I talked to Stephanie at 800-543-3224.

It might be worth a shot.

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Old 02-21-2006, 11:51 PM
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Thanks, Scott.
I called & talked to LeeAnn who finally punted & called in reinforcements. Of course, they seemed to have no idea what I was really talking about but working from the dimensions, they found the right size, minus the center pin. They do come with the correct size screws. $61, plus shipping.
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:33 AM
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Do they have serrations on the new ones ?
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:34 AM
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:48 PM
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Kinda proud of them. Ain't they?
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:59 PM
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Kinda proud of them. Ain't they?
They have to charge that kind of money. If they only charged $10 for inserts on a $1000 vise folks might not see the value in it.
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:00 AM
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They have to charge that kind of money. If they only charged $10 for inserts on a $1000 vise folks might not see the value in it.
If they have serrations, more then likely they have been hardened. that would be a very good price.
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:38 AM
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I was over at Harris today and asked about the 5" jaws for mine - $72 for genuine wilton's.

I wonder what the ones I got last time actually were? They've held up pretty good. I have a customer who wants me to come bid a job down by the place I got the current set at however umteen many years ago that was. I'll have to stop in and see what they have to offer now.

I can get a whole new vise delivered for $109 with a smooshed box on ebay (identical wilton - made in USA).
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