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Got what looks like Samsonia Perfect No 38 J with 5 1/4 Jaws. The quick release is missing but it turns okay. Took one of the jaws off and it's broken and looks like it has some damage to the screw, Not sure whether to clean and paint it for use or if I'm best of doing something else.

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Thank you for the offer. I'll measure the screw if it seems similar I would definitely be interested in the parts.

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Mine is 51 cm long but the width looks good. Does length shouldn't matter should it ?

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My dad used to work for C and J Hampton and Company in Sheffield, the originaal manufacturer of Record vices, at one stage he was in charge of the vice lines.  He would never entertain a quick release vice, he thought they were the spawn of the devil as you were always only working with half a nut.  Th only thread on a vice screw as far he was concerned was a full acme, you could get plenty of leverage without anything letting go.

I do now know how to take a vice to pieces and can even make the tool for tightening jaw plates.

Peter

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Can you make it out of a piece of 8mm plate?

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14 hours ago, landroversforever said:

@CwazyWabbit might know where to get one.

 

The last one of those I just brazed back together and it's held fine, they break in that spot when they get bent if the vice is dropped. Well strictly speaking they tend to break when being straightened without heat.

Is there nobody near you that can braze it up? Whereabouts in Kent?

 

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The screw and half nut on quick release vices is always the weak point and the half nut  wears and the spring blade loses its tension.  They can be repaired if you know what you are doing but I was trained to keep away from quick release models.

Peter

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On 6/1/2019 at 7:39 AM, Romahomepete said:

The screw and half nut on quick release vices is always the weak point and the half nut  wears and the spring blade loses its tension.  They can be repaired if you know what you are doing but I was trained to keep away from quick release models.

Peter

I've over 70 vices (yeah sad I know) with a fair selection of those being quick release, some over 100 years old. Not come across a quick release vice half nut that ever needed more than a good clean to stop it slipping. 

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On 6/3/2019 at 1:39 PM, CwazyWabbit said:

I've over 70 vices 

That is quite some vice you have Barry ;)

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15 hours ago, mickeyw said:

That is quite some vice you have Barry ;)

The biggest one is 😛

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2 hours ago, CwazyWabbit said:

The biggest one is 😛

Is that the wheelbarrow job one? or have you trumped that one? :P 

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2 minutes ago, landroversforever said:

Is that the wheelbarrow job one? or have you trumped that one? :P 

That's enough trump talk for one week thank you.

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On 6/5/2019 at 7:54 AM, landroversforever said:

Is that the wheelbarrow job one? or have you trumped that one? :P 

Yeah, the pic with the Guinness shows it better :) 

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On 6/7/2019 at 9:29 AM, daveturnbull said:

I would hate to be one of the removal men if you ever moved house!

To be fair that is something I'm dreading ......

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