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In December of the name of A. Magnefix Jaw Caps viee designed to protect both the vise jaws and the workpiece from US Only. Nice job on a fine vise. Results 1 to 19 of Come to find out its an MF Co version so its not pre starrett bench vise for sale china its likely right around that area based on its looks. Hi Laura, Sorry for the delay.

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With the company history established, it helps us date the vise pictured here. The seller was a gentleman who appeared to be in his 70s who owns a moderate size engineering and construction company. I got it home and spent hours with a wire brush, utility knife and old screw driver scraping away all the gunk that had accumulated on it over the years. Once I got it down to bare metal I primed it, painted it and put it all back together. I should have mentioned it earlier, but the jaws are 5.

The dynamic jaw is the part that moves, and it rides through the main body of the vise. That usually happens after someone put something in the vise, and then hit it with a big hammer!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address. I just bought my first vise on Tuesday and its an Athol if I remember right its being shipped so I really appreciate the company history you listed above.

I plan to clean it up and paint it and would love to see some of the general steps and tools you use when cleaning the grime off these hunks of metal then what you use to lube them up after they are fresh and clean. Thanks for creating this site. Thanks for the kind words Nate! I definitely plan to have a section dedicated to restoration tools and techniques. More to follow! Thanks for the great story on the vise. Great restoration. Still works as advertised and I will pass it to my son when the time comes.

I just purchased an older Reed vise and am looking at an Athol to purchase now. Each one is a work of art and has a story to tell. Thanks for the kind words Wayne! Great story on the Athol Machine Company, and great looking finished vise you have there. Can I ask what the paint color code is for the green you used in your restore? Thanks for the kind words. On the Reed I used black highlighting on the letters, and on the Athol I used ivory appliance touch-up paint to give it more of a vintage look.

Nice job on a fine vise. The moving jaw support is extreme overkill on this, being as wide as the jaw since it includes gussets that come above the shelf. This makes for great support of the moving jaw all the way out, though. Thanks for the note. Great work on your restoration! No cracks, never been welded or welded on. They are all marked AMCo. In your research, have you found any references to a No. Or even just the kind of base this thing has?

Or any ideas on age? I posted a pic in the vise thread of Garage Journal. Nice site. Even so it still works daily in my shop and has never failed. Good stuff. I just picked up my first Athol vise just yesterday Sunday, It is a model and it is absolutely enormous, almost on a comical scale. Once home I [barely] put it on the scale and it weighed in at It has likely been sitting neglected for many decades. Come to find out its an MF Co version so its not pre but its likely right around that area based on its looks.

Its going to get broken down, cleaned up and a light preservation done. At that point, its going on the bench as a conversation piece and light work.

My favorite vise out of my collection by far is my Athol X. It weighs in at lbs and is built like a tank, excellent steel and design. Great article! I really enjoyed reading it. I have a Starrett vise given to me by my father years ago:.

It is stamped on the other side. Curious if know now when they produced vises without the Athol stamp. Just trying to find some history out about it. Some folks have suggest that around that time they started outsourcing some models overseas, so they could no longer mark them as made in the U. You can always check eBay because from time to time some fairly obscure vise parts will pop up out of the blue.

The other thing to do is to get really good measurements on the jaw dimensions, as well as the bolt hole spacing from center to center. There are some really common bolt hole spacing setups and there are a few people selling jaws that work for many different brands.

The one gentleman I know personally normally has an eBay store with good pictures and dimensions posted, but he has it temporarily suspended because of the current Covid pandemic.

Hope that helps some! If you could relay those to your contact that would be really helpful. Thanks and take care!! But mine has a slightly different design. It really needs to be cleaned up.

Is there a way I can send you some pictures of it? Let me know what ya think? I also have a several other vises. I believe I have 2 more that are made in Mass.

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