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Irwin Record No.3 Mechanics Vice 4in

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The only time I have taken a vise apart is if it was broken, not for general maintenance. Once you clean out the threads with a wire brush, that is enough. Then just oil regularly and the mechanisms will all work well. Record IRWIN Mechanics Vices are the most popular and widely used general purpose vice for light to medium-duty applications.

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There's a split pin through the screw, holding the washer and spring in place. I used a little nail head to tap it out. It's not shown in the video but it took some WD40 and a couple of goes to get it moving, it had been there many years. Mix the paint well before you start, especially if it's not a new can, poor mixing/shaking will give spatters. I found using a citric acid bath (225g of citric acid powder for every 4 litres of water) works best, it doesn’t take a lot of effort and can get into hard to reach areas. A really useful box was the only thing I found big enough to fit some of my vices. Thanks again for everything you share and do, I have learned so much from you since I have discovered your Blog and Woodworkingmasterclasses.If they are now made abroad, perhaps using original English casting moulds, they would likely be breaking British laws such as the “Trades Description Act”. I have the same question. I wonder how the smaller 52 works as a bench vice compared to the more standard–and larger and more expensive–52 1/2. Could someone who is knowledgable about these vices give some advice?

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Bootleg or not, the vise appears to be decently made – much better than what is sold new nowadays in home-improvement stores. Turns out I didn’t know how much I needed (wanted) a woodworking vise until I installed this one on the bench. I also applied some fresh grease during the reassembly, I had some general purpose grease to hand similar to: I’ve looked on the net and can find similar vises some say record No 75. or Record steel No 75. I have not yet found one like mine that state, ALL STEEL No75 . The nearest i came was a 1935 sails catalog for this vise. It stated that this vise comes with some ancillary equipment such as a pipe holding insert and a softening cover for the jaws. Also Paul the catalog seems to give the price of this vise as 36 shillings or maybe

The vice has high quality grey iron castings that resist distortion under severe pressure, with a smooth action provided by dovetailed, long barrelled, unbreakable nut and hardened steel replaceable jaw plates. I have a jorgeson 7 inch vise that went through a house fire. I retrieved it, soaked it in vinegar, wire brushed and lubed it and it works fine, except that the dog spring lost it’s tension. But i can still use the dog because the workpiece holds tension just fine, for instance when hand planing a board flat. Since i often work old wood such as rough sawn fence boards i find the dog very handy. I also have a small vice that mounts with the screw proud of the bench top. Since i also make bows and arrows, i find this to be a very usefull addition to my tool kit. Needless to say, i agree it would not be much to a furniture builder. Did you ever consider adding a deadman to your design? For support of long lengths whilst held in the vice? I’m thinking of incorporating one whilst i’m going about building a bench – i’ve always managed without in the past, on my current ‘bench’, but I can see it’s value. I am looking for a bench vice and have decided a Record is the one to go for,a second hand one as i want one of the older better made one's but i'm not sure about the numbers.

Irwin Record No.3 – 4″ (100mm) Heavy Duty Mechanics Bench Vice

Hi I recently bought an old and battered Record no23 vice and was wondering if you knew the correct colour code to repaint it. Thanks, that’s clear 🙂 I hand carve wooden bowls with hand tools (rather than a lathe), my interest in the dog is for holding large – usually non-circular – bowls and greenwood bowl blanks. Work holding these irregular, often heavy, pieces can be challenging. I have various techniques, hold fasts and “horses” of my own construction to help but I am thinking dogs might be useful, for example when finishing the inside (before the sides are carved), texturing the outside (clamping the end handles), carving under the end handles, planing/carving a hollow or pattern in the base. On the other hand, it might not work very well (e.g. because the tops of the bowls are often curved). Everything seems fine until I try to install the spring for the release lever. If I line up everything in what seems to be the correct position, well, it just doesn’t work out. No spring tension and no movement of the release mechanism.Replacement jaws - Record ones are a bit pricey, I've not found a nice set yet so reused the original for the moment. Smooth action provided by dovetailed, long barrelled,unbreakable nut. Hardened steel replaceable jaw plates.

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I am sure things decreased quality even when Record was Record. Partly because there was a transitional run of companies buying out the company by companies such as Bahco, American Tool, Praxair and finally Rubbermaid. When it was Record and Record Marples things had alrady started to diminish in quality. I’m not altogether savvy on the the Record history, but comparing older with the era you speak of does show that quality was worsening and weaker parts being installed. That said, the pre Irwin involvement at least meant it was being made in good British foundries and factories. I’m also of the opinion that the later 1930s Parkinson’s Perfect Vise No. 16 is a superb alternative to the Record 53, and a dust guard option model (No. 16C in the catalogues) was available. Parkinson’s Perfect Vises were in production well into the 1960s and were just as good as Record, perhaps even better in my opinion.i’ve stripped it down and i can’t see any wear on any of the individual components, but it still will not unwind. HELP. It was replaced in the late 1950s by the 53E that was produced throughout the1960s, but this slightly more expensive model fitted with the dust guard was eventually discontinued.

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