Irwin Record No.3 Mechanics Vice 4in
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What stan said - undo the screws, that whole plate will be loose, pull it away from the body and up to free it from the handle.
Irwin Record REC3 No.3 Mechanics Vice 4-Inch - FFX
Record IRWIN Mechanics Vices are the most popular and widely used general purpose vice for light to medium-duty applications. Also the half nut has a machined face on each side which bears against a machined face in the casting, both of which must be cleaned.
Because Record sold off its tooling and production here in the UK ceased, Irwin Record vises are no longer produced in the UK but on another continent. it winds in and clamops something up great but it will not unwind, the ‘clamp’ that sits on the winding thread just jumps and sits back in it’s orininal place without opening up. What I notice however is that instead of a threaded cast block (as I see you cleaning up above) someone has used a block of wood which just about goes over the turn bar.
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im going to attempt my own record vice this weekend, I does not have a quick release so it more like the one in the link above.If they are now made abroad, perhaps using original English casting moulds, they would likely be breaking British laws such as the “Trades Description Act”. I am wondering if there are specific countersunk bolts to fix wooden jaws to the metal jaws from the inside? i’ve stripped it down and i can’t see any wear on any of the individual components, but it still will not unwind.
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I’m really happy with both of the finds, just at the time I was looking for them – they’ll look great on my bench (once I’ve built it!These three makers were the main players (each with a large range of engineering and woodworking vices). Might well be a spring dowell or just a dowell tapped into the the Acme threaded rod at the very tail end of the Vice.