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    BEST VISE to have for heavy work (any work!)

    I Just got an American Scale Co. #78 vise. (why they made vises, I dunno!)

    It weighs 150 pounds, has 6" wide jaws, and . . . wait for it! . . . has a swiveling rear jaw!

    I have seen these around for decades, have wanted one since I was nursing and in a crib, but never found one at a price I could stomach.

    Well, I just did and I am BLOWN AWAY!!

    Check out this little video I made to show the advantage of The Swiveling Jaw:


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    no fair, now I want one

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    I've been wanting one for 30 years.
    Patience . . .
    (or, lots of money on Ebay!)
    Charles Waugh
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    "Any tool is just a kit, to be modified as needed for the job at hand"

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    Charles, did you braze the slide succesfully? I tried to look at it in the video but you showed the wrong side. I am curious!

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    TALK About a lucky Guy? I am looking for an AMERICAN/SCALE Vise Like that. I hope to find one. GOOD LUCK AL

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    Quote: "I Just got an American Scale Co. #78 vise. (why they made vises, I dunno!)"

    Maybe it was part of the war effort, WWII.



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