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- Johnny PanicSubscriber
Looking to replace my knackered cheap 3″ Draper with something a bit more robust. On The ‘bay you can find new 4″ Irwin Record vices for around £30 and around £70 which look very similar to each other, like these:
Apart from price is there likely to be much of a difference?Posted 5 years agostavromullerSubscriber
Just had to put these pics on, this thread got me looking seriously at the vice my late, much missed, father in law left me. It says W P No.3 on one side and Anvil Made in England on the other but looks for all the world like a Record. Bit of a mistery, but a cracking vice all the same. He used to work at AE Turbines, so it could have been “aquired” from there, I never thought to ask as I didn’t realise there was such a thing as vice pron. I always thought pron was a vice. IGMC.Posted 4 years agoacehtnMember
American beer, like making love in a boat, fxxxing close to water 🙂
Stavromuller,Posted 4 years ago
You might have another war effort model on your hands.
My Paramo came about after the luftwaffe bombed the Record factory, and Paramo where instructed to make Record pattern vices.
You might have another war hero there.mcmoonterMember
What about Athol vices, decent/worth buying?
I’d never heard of Athol Vices before. I found an interesting thread on them.
Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
Good buy that for 19 quid!
Ive been making good use of my vice’ and mcmoonters old drill the day fixing up my girlfriends bikes…… She uses them till they stop moving and then moves onto the next telling no one nothing till they are all broken and it takes me a day and lots of £££ an penetrating oil to get them into gwo again !
A press might be next with the state of some ofthe bearings !!!!Posted 4 years ago
matthewjb – Member
Just won a Record No.1 vice on eBay for £19!
Have they painted the inside of the jaws as well? Still they’re easy to replace.
Yes. I’ll wait and see if it effects operation at all. I’ve already found a place that sells replacements, about £14 iirc.Posted 4 years agoPePPeRSubscriber
Ok some nice vices around here, anyone got a decent press though?
We have two in our workshop the small one for little jobs and the huge one we built using a jack for jacking up railway carriages!! (200 Ton Jack)
Big F off Press!
I’ve never seen that get stuck when used with a little judicious heat too!
😉Posted 4 years ago
A mate’s moved into a house and the previous owner left this in the shed. Plenty of grease in the mechanisms, so it works fine, but plenty of surface corrosion everywhere else.
I’ve spent a while squinting at the letters, and they keep changing the more I look! Mangsones? Man & Sons?
I figured there’d probably be a few vice buffs on here who’d recognise the name from the shape of the logo.
Thanks!Posted 4 years agotwoninerMember
I’ve just been left a garage and some land by my late Grandfather. He was 85 when he popped it and did 50 years in the local granite quarry as a carpenter/fitter.
The bloke was a walking magpie and just had to ‘have’ stuff that was surplus in the quarry. I think he had a vice fettish so will have a look whats there. There is also a very large and old lathe there. Will report back at the weekend.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Thanks to this thread I have a rusty, but sound Record No 4. Just needs a good clean up with a rag and some thinners and a repaint. Sadly, I haven’t really got a decent shed and bench to bolt it to, but it’s already proved its worth while making my bushcraft knife. £50 on fleabay, so must be about £1/lb, then… 😀Posted 4 years ago
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