I picked up an Abernathy Vise No. 80D at a yard sale today. Twenty bucks.
The seller had cleaned it up and painted it yellow. Not my choice of color
for a vise, but, you take it like it comes. It has a dual slide mechanism
to prevent racking and has a quick release. I can't find anything on
Abernathy vises on the 'net. Anyone ever heard of them?
What are the jaw dimensions and opening depth?
I got as lucky, or blessed, found an antique woodworkers vise made by
"American Scale Co. KS MS No. 204", $20 with an aluminum spacer
no doubt added later, shop made. Jaw faces are 7"x4" and a 12" opening
without cheeks (wood faces as jaws). It's got a quick action (not a quick
release), handle over the top all the way to the left and the thrreads are
off of the half-nut. Works great, on either end of the turn it will "snap"
Upload some shots if you would, I'll reply with mine.
Alex - newbie_neander in woodworking
You give JOAT back his vise. I found this, not very useful but
all I got w/o really looking.
Have you checked eBay?
Dave in Fairfax
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