How Strong Are These Bench Vises

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  1. Pops1967GTX

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      I thought you were asking about a particular kind. I was going to post that vid. lol
       
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      • Pops1967GTX

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        I have a 30year old sears craftsman Vise....
         
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        over 40K lbs of clamping force?!? Shit!!
         
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          I've had this 6" Parker vise for over 30 years. It used to be on the back of my welding rig. I've had six foot pipes on the handle before and have never bent or bowed it. It measures 12" tall and 24" long.
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            This old 8” Red Seal vise has taken everything I’ve ever given to it. We’ve had it ever since I can remember.
             
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              My milton vise is as bad as it gets!! It was mine at work for 24 years and it's older than that. When they closed the plant they let me have it. It cost about 1500 dollars new. It's all bearings and opens over 6 inches. It weighs about 70 pounds.
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                25 year old snap on with Wilton jaws

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                  Very nice!! I have the same brass jaw covers. One like that can be handed down to the next generation, then the next, forever!!
                   
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