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    Record vise

    Was repairing a couple of vises that came on a pallet of stuff l bought at an auction.
    The 6 in one was missing the nut for the lead screw. l had a 8 inch record with a broken jaw that I had repaired and re broken. Note to self don't use a 6 foot snipe.
    Anyhow to the point of this post. The lead screw and nut of the 6inch is the same as the as the 8 inch and the sliding jaws slide is the same.
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    Record vise

    Wow. Interesting to know and nice fix.

    British Columbia must have more Record vises per capita than anywhere other than Britain.

    Here's some of mine.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Wow. Interesting to know and nice fix.

    British Columbia must have more Record vises per capita than anywhere other than Britain...


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    They are popular... I've got at least 2 here as well. I've also seen a few broken ones so I'm not sure they are really as good as their reputation. My broken ones are all other brands though, and I have yet to find any parts that would interchange.
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    I havenít broken one yet. I will need to get a bigger snipe like bcguide.

    Mine are stubbies compared to his six footer.







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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    They are popular... I've got at least 2 here as well. I've also seen a few broken ones so I'm not sure they are really as good as their reputation. My broken ones are all other brands though, and I have yet to find any parts that would interchange.
    While we are talking about vises hereís a pic of my RAE. I think itís a different style than the one you are repairing?





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    Record seems to be the most common vise I see.
    I don't think they are super strong as I have seen several of them broken.
    The 8 inch I bought already broke at a farm auction for $1 I fixed it with brazing rod and used it for several years.
    I have a 8 Grey vise and it's lead screw is smaller than the Record.
    That Rea vise looks similar to a Monarch
    That I have.

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    I haven't seen a Monarch. Have you come across a made in Canada Maple Leaf?




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    My new Reeds have lifetime warranties

    Direct from the manufacturer/no questions asked.



    These are 4CAs 160 pounders.


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    That's the first maple leaf I have seen.
    With a name like maple leaf I would assume they were only made I Canada.

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    Only in Canada you say? Mmmm..... pity....
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    Re: Record vise

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    While we are talking about vises hereís a pic of my RAE. I think itís a different style than the one you are repairing?





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    That's very similar to the one I broke. I didn't even have a bar on it, but I suspect it's past life was a harsh one. Here it is at a happier time. Note I had already ground off the broken support under it's nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    That's very similar to the one I broke. I didn't even have a bar on it, but I suspect it's past life was a harsh one. Here it is at a happier time. Note I had already ground off the broken support under it's nose.
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    Guess I was wrong. I do recall that one with the broken "shelf" ground off now.


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    Re: Record vise

    Here's my 6" Record. Been beating on it for many years. Haven't broken it yet.
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    Re: Record vise

    Record is very popular over here , and for good reason ... they are a great vice.
    Love my Aussie made Dawn though .
    Just looked it up , the damn thing weighs 57.8 kg (127.4 lbs)
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    A good guess is better than a bad measurement

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    Re: Record vise

    That is a unusual vise Woz. Can you tell us about it

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    Re: Record vise

    It's a fabricated steel offset vice. Mounted on the bench corner, the jaws overhang the benchtop so I can put in a long piece of pipe or barstock and still have the end at a good work height. They say the fabricated vice is not as precise as cast for fitting work but I can't tell the difference.

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    Re: Record vise

    Quote Originally Posted by Woznme View Post
    It's a fabricated steel offset vice. Mounted on the bench corner, the jaws overhang the benchtop so I can put in a long piece of pipe or barstock and still have the end at a good work height. They say the fabricated vice is not as precise as cast for fitting work but I can't tell the difference.
    I have never seen that offset model either. I would love to find
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    Re: Record vise

    Quote Originally Posted by Woznme View Post
    Here's my 6" Record. Been beating on it for many years. Haven't broken it yet.
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    It looks like an all steel vise. That's what i call a vise.

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    I remember seeing the steel welded vises in a catalogue. They were more money than the cast iron vises but ultimately stronger... and easier to repair if required. Record vises were the most common for decades. When Irwin purchased Record I think the quality went down and I suspect they are made in China like vice grips. I think it's false advertising to put original on the new vice grips. They're OK but the US made ones were better quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    When Irwin purchased Record I think the quality went down and I suspect they are made in China like vice grips. I think it's false advertising to put original on the new vice grips. They're OK but the US made ones were better quality.
    I'm quite certain the Logo is original


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    Re: Record vise

    Its a shame that steel Record offset vise doesn't ship to the US. Its a good price and looks exactly like what i need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woznme View Post
    It's a fabricated steel offset vice. Mounted on the bench corner, the jaws overhang the benchtop so I can put in a long piece of pipe or barstock and still have the end at a good work height. They say the fabricated vice is not as precise as cast for fitting work but I can't tell the difference.
    Where did you get that vise? Are you in the USA? I want to buy one but they seem to be made overseas and they don't ship to the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Record is very popular over here , and for good reason ... they are a great vice.
    Love my Aussie made Dawn though .
    Just looked it up , the damn thing weighs 57.8 kg (127.4 lbs)
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    I think I had a Dawn once but canít say for certain.

    Have you run into any Samsonia Perfect vises down there?



    Note the through bolts for the replaceable jaw inserts similar to the Dawn.


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    Re: Record vise

    I found this offset vise. It doesn't look as nice as the record vise but its fabricated so i assume its all steel? It has a rough texture which makes me think its cast but its welded. Does that mean its steel?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/33384221223...1&isGTR=1#shId
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    Re: Record vise

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    My new Reeds have lifetime warranties

    Direct from the manufacturer/no questions asked.

    These are 4CAs 160 pounders.
    The problem there is that they have been discontinued so the only thing they could do would be to refund your money. Reed hasn't had their own foundry in ages so it's not like they could even make one at this point. It's so sad...there were so many great companies making vises years ago and we're down to only one that still makes some in the U.S.
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