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Title: Strange Clamp/Vise
Post by: dimwittedmoose51 on May 12, 2011, 12:12:23 AM
Wondered if any of you have seen a clamp vise quite like this.  $1 yard sale item.  The jaws will only open up to about 5/`16" and it will allow something with a depth of maybe 7-8" to go down into it.  The wing nut allows it to pivot 90 degrees from vertical to horizontal, but I'm still curious what this item was designed to do.

TIA

DM&FS
 
Title: Re: Strange Clamp/Vise
Post by: Dustin21 on May 12, 2011, 12:23:18 AM
 a vise to  sharpen hand  saws ?
Title: Re: Strange Clamp/Vise
Post by: Papaw on May 12, 2011, 12:45:33 AM
Yes, a saw vise to hold the saw while you "set" the teeth and file them.
Title: Re: Strange Clamp/Vise
Post by: Donny B. on May 12, 2011, 06:46:30 PM
It looks to be very nice.

I seem to see as many that have been broken and welded as I do nice ones.
Title: Re: Strange Clamp/Vise
Post by: Branson on May 12, 2011, 08:14:22 PM
Wondered if any of you have seen a clamp vise quite like this.  $1 yard sale item. 
TIA
DM&FS

One dollar ain't a bad price at all.  Absolutely worth it if you ever need to sharpen a saw.  I've sharpened without one,
and I've sharpened with one.  I like with one!
Title: Re: Strange Clamp/Vise
Post by: dimwittedmoose51 on May 13, 2011, 02:38:09 AM
Thanks all.  Anyone have a clue who made it or its age???

DM&FS

Title: Strange Clamp/Vise
Post by: scottg on May 13, 2011, 03:49:47 PM
If its not a Whitworth vise, its a copy.
 Whitworth was big in saw vises.
  Its kind of a late model. Its very tall. Tall vises got poplar toward the end of most saw vise production.
  They are more vibration prone. So files don't last near so long. But then you don't have to lean over so much.
 yours Scott