Wednesday, August 10, 2016

One of my vices is vises, Craftsman model 506-51811

I found this neglected 5" Craftsman  Model C505-51811 bench vise at a salvage barn in Searsport, Maine, stored outside as the healthy coating of rust would indicate. I contemplated it briefly but the screw was damaged and the forty lb.-plus hunk of iron appeared to be too much of a project for me at this point.
 This line of vises was made for Sears by Columbian and the space age styling really sets it apart.

The image below is from Garage Journal and illustrates the fact that they clean up real nice!

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