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Old 04-09-2020, 01:52 AM
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Default Small Wilton 3" maybe?

At my work they used this vise in the tool room to rebuild adjusters for the hot runner. Some gorilla managed to snap the screw, so I asked if I could have it. Management said ok, so I plan on getting a used screw off egay( if the spare I have at home is too big).

Its a cute little guy!

Yes, I have the front half.
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Old 04-09-2020, 08:22 AM
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So it is a 3" jaw Wilton. Looks like there is a replacement screw on egay for about $30 shipped, but I have a screw and nut from a different vise that the casting cracked on. The screw is a larger diameter, so I will see if I can adapt what I've got before I buy anything.

I'll try to get more pics later.
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Old 04-09-2020, 04:58 PM
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Well the parts that I have are too big for this little Vise and as it turns out the nut that the screw spins into on the Wilton is cracked also.

I guess I'll see what's available on eBay that I might not bother with it
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Old 04-09-2020, 05:46 PM
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Moar pics...
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:24 PM
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I fixed a screw like that for a friend of mine by welding it back together and grinding new threads with a cut off wheel only it was a lot bigger.
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:28 PM
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I have found Acme thread rod and nuts at Surplus Center.
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:28 PM
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I've only got like 10+ vises, I'll probably wait for a set to show up on egay for a reasonable price.

This vise is destined to be a gift for a friend. (Eventually)
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:31 PM
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So I'm looking at the pics, you think brazing would be an acceptable option for the nut end where the crack is? That would allow me to just buy the screw and have a completed project.
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:42 AM
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So I'm looking at the pics, you think brazing would be an acceptable option for the nut end where the crack is? That would allow me to just buy the screw and have a completed project.
For what it's worth I have brazed up broken vise nuts and had them crack open on me after little use...
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So I'm looking at the pics, you think brazing would be an acceptable option for the nut end where the crack is? That would allow me to just buy the screw and have a completed project.
Brass is not going to hold as stated.
If the nut is cast-iron then use Ni99 rod, if its steel then weld it with 70xx mig wire.

As for the screw, if the area of the break does not engage the nut then also weld it as digr stated.
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