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Since I got me shed dunged out and started a few  joinery jobs, mostly shelving, out of salvaged oak, mahogny and teak,  but also aiming to make a set of curved undersink unit doors out of solid teak.

Anyway ah baint never owned a proper woodworkers vice in me life😮

Where do I start?

 

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Looking on ebay,

So what is the difference between the 52E and the 52 1/2E ? 

bigger jaw opening?

As always the good value stuff is collection only,

sigh

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Weed would be a start but any illegal drug would be ok...Maybe become a devil worshiper ? or become a pimp?

I don't know what rocks a woodworker, we all have our vices but this ones a tricky one.

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1 hour ago, Woodworks said:

Record 52 or 52E. Second hand if need be

 

End of discussion 😁 

Are they uppers or downers? sounds like your an addict if not willing to discuss?

1 hour ago, difflock said:

Looking on ebay,

So what is the difference between the 52E and the 52 1/2E ? 

bigger jaw opening?

Must be E`s , I remember back in the day those love doves from the 90`s gave you an E jaw too,that was big enough thanks.

 

1 hour ago, difflock said:

As always the good value stuff is collection only,

sigh

Dodgy deals are best face to face, you can see what ya getting .

 

 

I will go now ,enough is enough.

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Yup. What woodworks said. Record. Wont go wrong. Keep an eye out for schools selling their old joiners tables, just be prepared to have the underside of it wedged full of chewing gum!

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Cough,cough, me salvaged Teak bes old School Lab benches, about 1.9m long by 1.2 wide by fully 25/28mm thick, plus copious underside chewing gum!

Ave about 5 planks each.

However, somewhat however mentally, I refuse to "chop" them up, only using if I can(very near enough) utilize the whole planks.

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2 hours ago, difflock said:

Looking on ebay,

So what is the difference between the 52E and the 52 1/2E ? 

bigger jaw opening?

As always the good value stuff is collection only,

sigh

Oh not sure. I suspect it's size and just realised mine is a 53 and I would have sworn it was a 52 so have quick google to understand the variations in the models. Mine opens more than I could ever need. Never liked the quick release version myself as I used one that the catch on the release had not properly engaged and as I tightened it slipped dropping a precious piece or work to the floor so now have a lifelong grudge against this variant but many swear by them. 

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difflock, i have a couple of records for sale if you are interested?

 

i bought them with all intentions of making my own bench but it never happened.

 

if you want one then let me know.

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I found this interesting and useful article, which answered my question re the 52 1/2 designation;

SMALLWORKSHOP.CO.UK

Record quick release vices have long been a favourite amongst woodworkers around the world and for a while during the early 20th century Record created ... Read morethe Record 52 1/2...

 

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