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Fix A Broken Vise?



 
 
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Old December 21st 04, 03:28 AM
Noah Vail
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Default Fix A Broken Vise?

The house I purchased has a workshop table with a vise attached to it. The
vise is missing the "do-hickeys" that lock it into place. When you try to
use it, the vise wiggles and turns. How can I find replacement "do-hickeys"
or create a workaround to lock the vise in place?

thanks,
noah


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Old December 21st 04, 03:44 AM
Bell
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Noah Vail wrote:
The house I purchased has a workshop table with a vise attached to it.
The vise is missing the "do-hickeys" that lock it into place. When
you try to use it, the vise wiggles and turns. How can I find
replacement "do-hickeys" or create a workaround to lock the vise in
place?
thanks,
noah


You can't. That's why they sold the house. Now you're stuck with it
until you sell the house.


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Old December 21st 04, 03:48 AM
Roger Shoaf
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If you have a name brand you might be able to get the parts from the
manufacturer or a dealer. If another brand try taking the vise off the
bench, and bring it in to a hardware store and ask the clerk if they have
some carriage bolts and nuts that you can secure the vise with.

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About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
they come up with this striped stuff.


"Noah Vail" wrote in message
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The house I purchased has a workshop table with a vise attached to it.

The
vise is missing the "do-hickeys" that lock it into place. When you try to
use it, the vise wiggles and turns. How can I find replacement

"do-hickeys"
or create a workaround to lock the vise in place?

thanks,
noah




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Old December 21st 04, 03:49 AM
Noah Vail
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Bell wrote:
Noah Vail wrote:
The house I purchased has a workshop table with a vise attached to
it. The vise is missing the "do-hickeys" that lock it into place. When
you try to use it, the vise wiggles and turns. How can I find
replacement "do-hickeys" or create a workaround to lock the vise in
place?
thanks,
noah


You can't. That's why they sold the house. Now you're stuck with it
until you sell the house.



DAMN! THOSE *******S!!! :-(

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Old December 21st 04, 03:53 AM
Noah Vail
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Roger Shoaf wrote:
If you have a name brand you might be able to get the parts from the
manufacturer or a dealer. If another brand try taking the vise off
the bench, and bring it in to a hardware store and ask the clerk if
they have some carriage bolts and nuts that you can secure the vise
with.


"Noah Vail" wrote in message
...
The house I purchased has a workshop table with a vise attached to
it. The vise is missing the "do-hickeys" that lock it into place.
When you try to use it, the vise wiggles and turns. How can I find
replacement "do-hickeys" or create a workaround to lock the vise in
place?

thanks,
noah


Carriage bolts... is that what those do-hickeys are called? That is a good
start... thanks! This vise is from the '70s and there are no markings on
it. Frugality... in other words "my wife..." makes me want to repair it...
I just wanna new vice! grin

--
nv


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Old December 21st 04, 04:29 AM
Bob K 207
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it. The vise is missing the "do-hickeys" that lock it into place.
When you try to use it, the vise wiggles and turns. How can I find
replacement "do-hickeys" or create a workaround to lock the vise in place


Using a carriage bolt is a way to fix it, not the name of the system to lock
the vise.


Is there a thread sticking up through the base of the vise?

Depending on the design of the vise the rotation lock can have a nut on the
outside of the vise or a bolt that reaches through the base of the vise &
engages a captive nut inside the base of the vise.

Take the vise off the bench & look it over, I doubt if all the parts are
missing.

If all else fails tell your wife it cannot be fixed (send it to me, I'll pay
for shipping)


cheers
Bob


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Old December 21st 04, 04:39 AM
TCS
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On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 22:44:15 -0500, Bell wrote:
Noah Vail wrote:
The house I purchased has a workshop table with a vise attached to it.
The vise is missing the "do-hickeys" that lock it into place. When
you try to use it, the vise wiggles and turns. How can I find
replacement "do-hickeys" or create a workaround to lock the vise in
place?
thanks,
noah


You can't. That's why they sold the house. Now you're stuck with it
until you sell the house.



You did him a disservice by not telling him that it can easily be fixed













with giant cable ties and perhaps some duct tape.
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Old December 21st 04, 12:35 PM
John Harlow
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How can I find
replacement "do-hickeys" or create a workaround to lock the vise in


I see all the answers were to no avail.

Some people can't help but answer vice questions though. They have a vice
advice vice.


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Old December 21st 04, 04:28 PM
Duane Bozarth
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Noah Vail wrote:

The house I purchased has a workshop table with a vise attached to it. The
vise is missing the "do-hickeys" that lock it into place. When you try to
use it, the vise wiggles and turns. How can I find replacement "do-hickeys"
or create a workaround to lock the vise in place?


Is the vice loose on the bench (just the mounting) or (I would assume)
you're talking about a swivel type that won't lock down? A little more
description of what you have/what the problem is might elicit further
aid...
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Old December 21st 04, 04:30 PM
Harry K
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I don't think a carriage bolt is what you need. A carriage bolt has a
round, domed head with a square extension under it. Used to join wood
members. Drive the bolt tight and the square part in the wood keeps it
from turning. What should work is a standard machine bolts and nuts.
Of course you will have to use a wrench to loose/tight em.

Harry K

 




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