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Old 07-11-2019, 01:05 PM
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Hello. I've searched the forums to see if I could find anything on this subject but didn't come across anything. I have a question about a leg vise that I purchased at auction several years ago and stuck it back in the corner of my shop and forgot about it.
The top mount is the type that has two curved pieces that mount to the top of the stand. One of the mounting brackets is broken off. Do you know where I might find a replacement? Also, I have seen a few pics on google search of vises with this type of mount? Does this indicate age or manufacturer?
I'll see if I can figure out how to upload a picture so you can see what I'm talking about

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Old 07-11-2019, 01:10 PM
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:39 PM
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I would make a replacement piece from steel, butter the cast with nickel welding rod and weld it up with 7018
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:43 PM
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+1 what digger said. Easy repair.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:29 PM
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Most of the leg vises that I have seen have been forged pieces, so no buttering needed, just weld on the new piece with whichever pprocess makes you happy.
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That broken piece looks forged to me. So it would be wrought iron or steel.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:48 AM
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Be careful with a torch on the wrought end. Too much I've been told and the inclusions in the iron begin to drop out and ruins it. I personally have not done it, so I can't say for sure. I was advised of this when I was restoring an antique boot scraper. Jennifer probably would be the one to check with for sure.
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If it's wrought iron, I'd guess the best fix would be to forge weld another piece of wrought iron on there.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:49 PM
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Nah, just mig weld a piece of steel on it.
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