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#3286016 - 02/18/14 09:15 AM Re: Finally got my bench vise - age/info? [Re: JHZR2]
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I usually just use Amsoil GLC (red) since it's in my grease gun. Really any quality grease should work fine.

I also put some grease on the bottom of the slides.
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#3286263 - 02/18/14 02:09 PM Re: Finally got my bench vise - age/info? [Re: JHZR2]
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Thanks!

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#3286517 - 02/18/14 06:06 PM Re: Finally got my bench vise - age/info? [Re: JHZR2]
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Thats a good old vise!
I would grease the threads, wire brush it down and rub it with oil. Good for another 75 years.
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#3287536 - 02/19/14 06:31 PM Re: Finally got my bench vise - age/info? [Re: JHZR2]
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that is NOT just ANY vice. thats grandpas vice!!!!! it is worth WAY more than ANY other vice. i have one like that. that was my dads vice.

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#3287759 - 02/19/14 09:50 PM Re: Finally got my bench vise - age/info? [Re: morris]
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Originally Posted By: morris
that is NOT just ANY vice. thats grandpas vice!!!!! it is worth WAY more than ANY other vice. i have one like that. that was my dads vice.


Absolutely, and potentially great-great grandpa's vise as well.

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#3287767 - 02/19/14 09:56 PM Re: Finally got my bench vise - age/info? [Re: JHZR2]
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Thats a good old vise!
I would grease the threads, wire brush it down and rub it with oil. Good for another 75 years.

Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: morris
that is NOT just ANY vice. thats grandpas vice!!!!! it is worth WAY more than ANY other vice. i have one like that. that was my dads vice.


Absolutely, and potentially great-great grandpa's vise as well.



I don't know if i would clean it up much with a wire brush. There is something about the patina that is there from your grandfather. I might wipe it down with a light oil and lube it well all over but if it were my grandfathers vise i would not wire brush it.
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#3287775 - 02/19/14 10:04 PM Re: Finally got my bench vise - age/info? [Re: JHZR2]
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Yeah I like the dark brown color, so Im not thinking Ill wire brush it.

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#3289739 - 02/21/14 04:15 PM Re: Finally got my bench vise - age/info? [Re: JHZR2]
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Absolutely, and potentially great-great grandpa's vise as well.

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What a great vice with family history too! I would clean and lube it but not paint or try to "improve" it. Your great great grandfather created some of those dents building and fixing stuff over a century ago. Too cool. thumbsup


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