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Old 05-10-2019, 11:01 AM
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A few minutes ago I was about to start a thread asking for opinions about buying a very large Wilton bullet vise. Well I just called and offered $100 for it and the seller agreed to sell. I go tomorrow to pick it up.

I saw the vise this morning mounted to a very heavy bench. I bought the 6" Ridgid swivel vise that was also attached. I intended to buy the whole package deal but at over 3000 lbs. it was just too heavy for me to manage at this time.

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Old 05-11-2019, 05:34 AM
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A picture of the table and vises.

I could probably load the table on my truck upside down then simply slide it off on to a few blocks on the ground when I unloa it at my place. When it's time to move it again I could pull it back on to the truck with the bed mounted winch and ramps.

The question is do I really need it? I'm going this morning to take another look.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:49 AM
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Hell yes you need that. Everyone should have a bench like that.


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Old 05-11-2019, 08:49 AM
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Get in the truck and go!!!!
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:04 AM
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Hell yes you need that. Everyone should have a bench like that.


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Yes, indeed.
Mine is only an inch thick....I should have aimed higher.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:03 PM
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Agreed however I alread have five all steel benches that are over 1000 lbs. each. Three of them are nearly 2000 lbs. each.

I am not fond of the size of this table. It is too large for my liking. If I wish to build large I have a heavy built chassis jig that can be assembled in varying lengths from five to twenty feet. When stacked for storage it occupies about 8 sq.ft. of floor space. A table like the one shown essentially remains a permanent fixture in the shop.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:20 PM
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I have never seen the 8" Wilton bullet vise for real, only in pictures. This thing is indeed big, I guess it weighs 175 lbs. many of you would not believe the listed price if I told you so look it up for yourself if you wish to know.

I now have four vises in the 150-200 lb. range wich include this Wilton and Ridgid plus a Vanderman and a Parker. While others have to look for large size vises all but my Parker found me.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:24 PM
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You do know that if you clean the grease off the bottom of the key on the Wilton, you should find the date of manufacture stamped into it?
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:40 AM
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You do know that if you clean the grease off the bottom of the key on the Wilton, you should find the date of manufacture stamped into it?
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I did not know.

There were two numbers stamped on the key, each in a different size stamp. It looks as this vise was made in September of 1984.

I really dig the easily replaceable jaws of this Wilton. It is easy to create custom jaws and attach them to this vise. I plan to make a set of forming dies to fit. The dies will be made from square bar and about 12" long much like a normal set of jaws but longer. One of the dies however will have the four corners rounded of with different radii such as 1/16"- 1/4" with this die installed I can hammer form bends in sheet metal with a desired radius.

Perhaps I did need this vise.
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