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Originally Posted By: HomelessjOe
I ran up on this Wilton vise on ebay...put it in my watch list and the guy offered it to me for $39.99.

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Dawn, an Australian tool manufacturer, made some models of Wilton vises back in the day.

That appears to be one of them.

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With all the wrangling here about vises, I figured I'd better go see what kind of vise I have because all I could come up with from memory is it is mostly red in color. I am deeply concerned that I may be among the members here who are under-vised.

After inspection, it turns out I have a Columbian 3 1/2 inch. It is mounted at the front corner of my work bench with carriage bolts. I've had it for fifty years or more and haven't broken it yet.

How about it experts? Am I sufficiently vised?...Geo

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Not every one needs a Wilton bullet or pattern makers vise or at the highest end, a Bugatti.

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Originally Posted By: Geo. Newbern
With all the wrangling here about vises, I figured I'd better go see what kind of vise I have because all I could come up with from memory is it is mostly red in color. I am deeply concerned that I may be among the members here who are under-vised.

After inspection, it turns out I have a Columbian 3 1/2 inch. It is mounted at the front corner of my work bench with carriage bolts. I've had it for fifty years or more and haven't broken it yet.

How about it experts? Am I sufficiently vised?...Geo


You have one vise?

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Only one vise, but he has three Bugatti’s.

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Columbian vise became part of Wilton some time ago, and they always had good, better and best vises prior to that.
A 3 1/2” vise was all my Dad ever needed, would be more than my younger sibling would ever need, and would be what I use up on the bench, doing detail work or when I am using a loupe to see really fine stuff. My Momma bear vise (mid size) is 3 1/2”.

A guy could do worse than a Columbian 3 1/2” vise.

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Only one vise, but he has three Bugatti’s.


Three bug eyes? Wow, Democrat Impeachment Chairman Adam Schiff only has two bug eyes. I think he may really be Marty Feldman:









A true sign of mental illness is any gun owner who would vote for an Anti-Gunner like Joe Biden.

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I suppose I could go on and on about how much I hate him, but in the spirit of bipartisanship, I’ll look for some positives. It’s his best feature? The lighting was bad? Global warming is making them like testicles? I dunno?

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Nice little vise for home handyman projects:


http://www.benchvisejaws.com/millscott-13-jaws-1480-lbs/#PhotoSwipe1574475098601

1400+ pounds.

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Now that's a big vise. You probably don't have to clamp things in it to hold them, because it has enough mass to have its' own gravitational field.

That is even bigger than the vise an old friend of mine "borrowed" from a ship when he was working in a shipyard, when I was in college. He asked me to come over and help him move something into his Dad's basement. He popped the trunk lid of his old Pontiac Ventura, and this huge vise pretty much filled the trunk. We used an engine cherry-picker to get it out, and about killed ourselves getting it into the basement workshop. I asked him how in hell he managed to get it off the ship. He simply said, "Don't ask. The old man wanted a bigger vise, so this is what I got for him."

I've been in a lot of steel mills, large factories, machine shops, fab shops, etc., and it was by far the largest vise I've seen. I wasn't into vises back then, so no recollection who made it.


A true sign of mental illness is any gun owner who would vote for an Anti-Gunner like Joe Biden.

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