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Squash61
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Cool tool

#1 Post by Squash61 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:48 pm

I'm not a watchmaker, but can do some basic repairs. I like buying vintage tools.
Anyway, I picked up this vice recently and was wondering if anyone knows anything about it like is it a custom made tool or is it a commercially available tool?
The only markings on it are three initials "JAD" which might be the person that made it??

It's well made. Almost 9" long and almost 5 lbs.

With the knob, you can so precisely control the pressure that I've used it to pinch the pipe on tiny second hands so they fit better. I haven't found a tool that works better. My watchmaker uses fingernail clippers to do that, believe it or not. What do you guys use?

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Re: Cool tool

#2 Post by 18kBPH » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:18 am

I believe this is a machinist's vice.

Squash61
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Re: Cool tool

#3 Post by Squash61 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:44 am

Hi and thanks. I think you are exactly right. I did a search on eBay and similar ones come up.
A recommended tool.

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