This looks like a pretty nice vise:
Irwin Record 53ED Woodworking Vice 10.1/2in with Quick Release & Dog
How come they can't ship them to the U.S.A.? Irwin seems to sell plenty
of other stuff in the USA. Can anyone share any insight on the issue?
I believe Irwin no longer makes woodworking vises, at least in the size
you're inquiring about. They haven't for a number of years. The best they
have now is an insubstantial 6.1/2" model.
That is not the same, since the Record requires you to release the half
nut using a lever, while this type is more similar to the Jorgensen,
which requires you to back off on the pressure.
I like loosening to release. I had used this type of vice many years ago
My current 3 vises are not quick release. I have to turn them all. Not a
problem for me.
On 1/30/2011 2:31 PM, Bill wrote:
Ok, my mistake. Guess that's the result of only looking in North American
websites. And yes, Lee Valley would be my first source for vises tool.
Luckily, I've got an older 12" Irwin vise (which weighs about 60 lbs) that
I've had for quite a few years. It doesn't have a bench dog, but there's
ways to get around that.
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