We worked as election workers last election day. Our polling place was the
They had an 8" Milton vise on the bench.
I thought I wanted one. I looked it up on Google.
Whoa! I think I will look for a used one, or another knockoff.
I'm glad they use my tax dollars to buy good stuff. That thing looks like
it would last 200 years.
It might be there 200 years. <G>
I've seen desks and workbenches from the 20's, still in use in phone
co. buildings, railroad shops, municipal garages, and firehouses.
One of my local live-in firehouses, built in 1898, has a "duty desk"
in the garage area that we believe came with the building. It's been
measured by historians several times.
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The one I saw had "MADE IN USA" in the casting. I don't think those
fireboys use anything but American products.
> The one I saw had "MADE IN USA" in the casting. I don't think those
> fireboys use anything but American products.
If you want to drool, check out Yost Manufacturing, Holland, Michigan.
Yep, for an 8" vise it seems pretty darn cheap to me too:
fugettaboutit.. I'll see your 8" and raise you an
Must be for goverment use...
http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNPDFF?PMPAGE 85&PMITEM 215088&PMCTLG
LOL..man-o-man...that and a $4000 smoothing plane.
Nope, just about every machine shop that does work with milling
machines will have vises like this. Some cheaper (clones) and some
more expensive (also clones). Kurt came up with a vise which
revolutionized the industry and just about every shop in the world has
one (or a clone). I have one Kurt 6" and a bunch of 6" clones.
The dimensions are pretty important. A milling machine vise is not
just responsible for holding parts tightly. It also accurately locate
Looks like a typo. The MSC catalog has over half a million items in
it. More than likely, it's left over from the description of another
model (with 7.5" opening). You see a lot of these in big catalogs
where the data entry is being done by non-technical people.
Chris Friesen wrote:
: Yep, for an 8" vise it seems pretty darn cheap to me too:
: http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT?PMPXNO 97156&PMT4NO=0
: Ed Bennett
Just out of curiosity, what makes this (or doesn't) worth the
price? What does one get in this that you wouldn't in
-- Andy Barss
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