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Offline skipskip

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some days you're the bug...
« on: July 11, 2019, 04:45:00 PM »
Picked up 3 post vises today.


jul119 by Skip Albright, on Flickr

one is an Indian chief

one is a Columbian

other is unmarked

all a bit larger than average

makes up for those days when I find 2 broken screwdrivers and a chinese hammer at the sales

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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 04:47:54 PM »
WOW !!
I would need a strong helper to pick those up !
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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 04:57:36 PM »
I'd say you had a very good day.

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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 05:06:48 PM »
Hello, Skip. Great score!! I am looking at the plates/bolts, that connect the bottom of the moving jaw to the leg, they seem pretty hefty!!  Nice not being the windshield!! Regards, Lou
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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 05:35:51 PM »
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 06:38:45 PM »
VERY GOOD,  most are unmarked.  What are the jaw widths ?  That is the common measurement, 3.5 and 4 in are common,  5 and 6 in. L
ess so
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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 08:10:59 AM »
Indian Chief 5 1/2 jaws 86 pounds

no name  5 inch jaws 50 pounds

Columbian  6 inch jaws 90 pounds

they seem heavier than that when I pick them up
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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 11:20:32 AM »
Good info.  Width and weight.
Some companies offered two weights for same jaw width.
Like anvils, the heavier the better.

Thread condition is most important.

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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 01:33:21 PM »
Sorry to say, I can barely pick up 50 pounds anymore, so I would have passed them up.  Great score!!!

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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 01:41:56 PM »
Sorry to say, I can barely pick up 50 pounds anymore, so I would have passed them up.  Great score!!!

me also, I had a partner to help load and unload.

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Re: some days you're the bug...
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2019, 08:55:42 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  Have  2

 6 inchers  one weighs 84 lbs. The other 120, carried it to the car by myself but it was a long 50 feet. Moved it recently, think it has put on weight!
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