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Title: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: Papaw on October 05, 2012, 02:45:11 PM
Well, I now have a Parker Vise Wrench #4, but no Parker Vise
Anyone know what vise this No. 4 goes with? Appears to be 1".

Marked-
THE CHARLES PARKER CO.
MERIDEN CONN. U.S.A.

VISE WRENCH NO.4
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: Papaw on August 19, 2018, 05:45:09 PM
6 years later, I have unearthed a C Parker vise , but it is not a swivel base model. It is too heavy for me to lift so I can investigate it further. The wrench got sold on Ebay quite some time ago, but I wouldn't have needed it anyway.
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: Papaw on August 19, 2018, 06:20:19 PM
I need some Parker vise info. Is 88 1/2 a model # or the weight of the vise, or both ?
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: wrenchguy on August 19, 2018, 07:27:02 PM
its model number, thats a nice 1, check here, scroll up or down however u call it to charley parkers.  thanks to the viseguys at garage journal. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sHFRfY_DFXMz6bFeeYI7UKRpUd3aheAE86KBQRBGb9s/edit#gid=666157805
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: Papaw on August 19, 2018, 07:44:16 PM
I did a lot of searching at Garage Journal, but there are lots of  pages in the vise thread!
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: mikeswrenches on August 20, 2018, 03:37:20 AM
4 3/4 in wide jaws and weighs in at 94 pounds. I’ve found that the easiest way to deal with these larger vises is to unscrew the dynamic jaw and slide so that you’re dealing with two separate pieces. The "tower"(static jaw) will still be a little heavier, but much better than 94 lbs.

The downside is if everything is rusted together and you can’t get it apart, you then have to resort to plan B...get some young strong help.
Nice find! A couple hours with a wire wheel will have it looking like new.

Mike
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: wrenchguy on August 20, 2018, 05:09:00 AM
I did a lot of searching at Garage Journal, but there are lots of  pages in the vise thread!

I know theres alot vise madness there.  Thats why i put their work results link in my post.  did u click it? did it open?
 
Check all vise manufacturers specs to date.
Here it is again.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sHFRfY_DFXMz6bFeeYI7UKRpUd3aheAE86KBQRBGb9s/edit#gid=666157805
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: wrenchguy on August 20, 2018, 05:20:18 AM
ur's is odd to the data sheets 88 1/2.  why?
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: Papaw on August 20, 2018, 07:23:32 AM
Yes. The data sheet says 88 1/2 has a swivel base and pipe jaws. When I get it up off the ground, I will investigate further.
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: mikeswrenches on August 20, 2018, 09:57:48 AM
The pipe jaws part is correct, although they may have been removed, but that vise you have never had a swivel base. Unless I’m missing something.

Mike
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: Papaw on August 20, 2018, 10:07:22 AM
The pipe jaws part is correct, although they may have been removed, but that vise you have never had a swivel base. Unless I’m missing something.

Mike
Yes, I see some holes in the side that could be for mounting pipe jaws. I am sure  this one never had a swivel base.
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: Papaw on August 20, 2018, 10:19:25 AM
Thanks to Mike, here is a photo from a catalog that shows the 88 1/2 with pipe jaws and a stationary base.
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: wrenchguy on August 20, 2018, 10:22:59 AM
The pipe jaws part is correct, although they may have been removed, but that vise you have never had a swivel base. Unless I’m missing something.

Mike

the data sheet is incorrect pertaining to the base.
Title: Re: Parker Vise Wrench No.4
Post by: Papaw on August 20, 2018, 10:25:14 AM
It appears so, doesn't it ?