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Old 11-04-2015, 06:41 PM
Rick Harris Rick Harris is offline
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Found these tools for $79.99. Replaced the wooden stand to the ball vise with an old bearing. Vise is a Echarco No. 1 Serial No. 306 Pat'd. Nov. 5 '12. It is 5 1/2" in diameter and weighs 21 lbs.



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Old 11-06-2015, 03:06 AM
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Rick,You got really good deal. J.J.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:18 PM
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Well done - that's an odd price - sounds like an ebay purchase, if so, very well done.

At some point you will want to work with the block when it doesn't rotate too easily so don't discard the wooden stand just yet.

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Old 11-12-2015, 12:30 AM
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Amazing score.
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Old 05-28-2016, 02:07 PM
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Old thread I just happened to look at. You must be using the ball bearing for vise rotation. The wooden stand is not for rotation but to change the angular position. Remove the vertical pin on the right in the first photo to let the top part of the vise rotate in the ball shaped bottom. If the vise has been setting around for a long time, the lubricant in the rotating part may have polymerized and frozen the rotary action. If so, lift the top part out and clean it well. Relubricate it and the vise will rotate easily.

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