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Old 01-24-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default High quality vise manufacturers

Trying to make sure I look at all the players that are/were in existance. No econo stuff. Foreign stuff is great as long as it is high quality.

So far I have:
  • Athol
  • Columbian
  • Erie
  • Heuer - Made in Germany
  • Morgan Milwaukee - website
  • Morgan Chicago
  • Paramo
  • Parker
  • Peddinghaus - website
  • Reed - website - LIFETIME warranty
  • Record - appear to be owned by Irwin now
  • Ridgid - website - LIFETIME warranty, made in Germany - 75K psi forged
  • Rock Island
  • Starrett
  • Wilton - website - good ones are 60K psi
  • Yost - website - LIFETIME warranty - 30K psi

Any others?
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:47 AM   #2
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Trying to make sure I look at all the players that are/were in existance. No econo stuff. Foreign stuff is great as long as it is high quality.

So far I have:
  • Wilton
  • Athol
  • Columbian
  • Parker

Any others?
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:15 PM   #5
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Charles Parker
Thanks, but I already have it listed above. Or is it only known as Charles Parker?
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Paramo, made in UK (Sheffield)
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:27 PM   #7
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Record (England), Starrett, Jet
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What about Peddinghaus? I have seriously considered them.

http://www.piehtoolco.com/index.html...tml&lang=en-us
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Record (England), Starrett, Jet
Is Jet made in China? Or do they have USA made stuff?
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Rigid used to make a good vise. Couldn't say anymore.
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Rigid used to make a good vise. Couldn't say anymore.
Should be Ridgid. They still sell their vises, but don't give a local for manufacturer.
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Should be Ridgid. They still sell their vises, but don't give a local for manufacturer.
You are correct. I changed it.

Their vises look sweet! 75K tensile strength - the strongest I've seen yet.
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I picked up a Ridgid F60 on eBay a couple of months ago. Appears to be stout, but I haven't used it yet. They are made of several individual steel 75ksi forgings and then welded together. Very impressive build quality, but not surprising because they are made in Germany! Not sure who is actually manufacturing them, there are no markings other than Ridgid's.

You might also want to include these guys on your list.
http://www.milwmal.com/home.htm
The Morgan-Milwaukee vise line. Some of these look indentical to the old Morgan-Chicago vises you find, probably some history available if you could find it.
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I picked up a Ridgid F60 on eBay a couple of months ago. Appears to be stout, but I haven't used it yet. They are made of several individual steel 75ksi forgings and then welded together. Very impressive build quality, but not surprising because they are made in Germany! Not sure who is actually manufacturing them, there are no markings other than Ridgid's.

You might also want to include these guys on your list.
http://www.milwmal.com/home.htm
The Morgan-Milwaukee vise line. Some of these look indentical to the old Morgan-Chicago vises you find, probably some history available if you could find it.
Another thing I saw, too, for the Ridgid vises.... LIFETIME WARRANTY. Might be worth looking at.

I will check on the other model you mentioned.
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I have at least 3 bench-mount vises from the ~50's-60's.
All work perfectly.
Ridgid
Wilton
Yost

Need to check on the other two or so.

All work perfectly and were all handed down from my grandfather. I would sell you one but I like them too much.
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Trying to make sure I look at all the players that are/were in existance. No econo stuff. Foreign stuff is great as long as it is high quality.

So far I have:
  • Athol
  • Columbian
  • Heuer - Made in Germany
  • Morgan Milwaukee - website
  • Morgan Chicago
  • Paramo
  • Parker
  • Peddinghaus - website
  • Reed - website - LIFETIME warranty
  • Record - appear to be owned by Irwin now
  • Ridgid - website - LIFETIME warranty, made in Germany - 75K psi forged
  • Rock Island
  • Starrett
  • Wilton - website - good ones are 60K psi
  • Yost - website - LIFETIME warranty - 30K psi

Any others?
While the old Columbian vises are indestructible, do the new ones really compare?
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While the old Columbian vises are indestructible, do the new ones really compare?
New ones are made overseas. Not sure of the quality, but I would have to assume it's of lesser quality than the old ones. Wilton owns the Columbian line now.
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Added Erie vises (Erie, PA).
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