I have a Record 53 vise which I have had to mount and dismount several
times in the process of building a new top for my workbench. In the
process, I must have bent or otherwise disturbed something since now
when I go to loosen the vise, it does not widen the jaws but just clunks
as the quick release mechanism "ratchets".
I must reach underneath and press upward on the back of the long steel
flat bar in order to ensure that the mechanism remains engaged as I turn
the handle. I have had a look underneath and it is not obvious wh
The vise closes normally and once the pressure is off the jaws will open
further without any further intervention.
What can I do to adjust this vise so that it will let go of my work
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