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#1 Posted : Sunday, 19 June 2022 6:43:39 PM(UTC)
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Been working on an undercover steel welding bench so I can use it for general fabrication. Will have vices, bench grinder etc. on it.

Picked up a pair of Dawn vices for it today. A beaut metric (1970's) 150mm offset forged steel vice (blue one). Just needs a good clean and grease and I'll give it a coat of Ford engine blue paint plus I ordered a new pair of jaws for it. And a restored 150mm metric Engineers Vice (1970's or early 80's), the standard cast iron type in red. $260 for the pair.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, 19 June 2022 10:32:18 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: HK1837 Go to Quoted Post
Been working on an undercover steel welding bench so I can use it for general fabrication. Will have vices, bench grinder etc. on it.

Picked up a pair of Dawn vices for it today. A beaut metric (1970's) 150mm offset forged steel vice (blue one). Just needs a good clean and grease and I'll give it a coat of Ford engine blue paint plus I ordered a new pair of jaws for it. And a restored 150mm metric Engineers Vice (1970's or early 80's), the standard cast iron type in red. $260 for the pair.


nice one.... ! I have the std 'red' cast iron one I inherited from Dad (when we cleaned out the garage when he died)
he had it since I was a kid, still a great vice!

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#3 Posted : Monday, 20 June 2022 7:26:22 AM(UTC)
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I also have a 150mm Engineer's vice that I bought new about 18 months ago. It is the light green SG (spheroidal graphite cast iron, also called nodular iron). I think this type replaced the old forged steel type and is supposed to be just as tough. I wanted a new one for precise clamping rather than an older one with wear in it. The pair I got yesterday will be perfect for what I want to do with them though.
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#4 Posted : Monday, 20 June 2022 8:54:44 PM(UTC)
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I also have a 150mm Engineer's vice that I bought new about 18 months ago. It is the light green SG (spheroidal graphite cast iron, also called nodular iron). I think this type replaced the old forged steel type and is supposed to be just as tough. I wanted a new one for precise clamping rather than an older one with wear in it. The pair I got yesterday will be perfect for what I want to do with them though.


also remember you can still get new jaws for DAWN vices (various types from specialist engineering /tool shops)
best thing i did for the vice i inherited :)

http://www.dawntools.com.au/vices/Vice-Jaws

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, 21 June 2022 7:10:25 AM(UTC)
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Yes, already ordered a pair for the offset vice. It's off to the sand blasters today to give it a quick clean up then I'll give it a coat of the Ford dark blue and back together.
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