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Grandson's Vise

One of the Grandson's ask me to 'fix' his vise that's mounted to his Welding truck.

Said it was hard to open & close the jaw. Also, vise swiveled and didn't lock in place.
I noticed the main screw was junked up with dirt & too much anti-seize. The swivel lock was homemade and didn't tighten down, hence vise always swivel.
I told him the problems could be solve and I would fix them. He then replied, 'would you repaint it too, since you'll have it?'

I cleaned main screw, added new swivel lock, sand blasted, then primed & repainted.
Grandson wanted the jaws & anvil painted since vise will be exposed to weather.

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Nice job.
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Good job.

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added new swivel lock
Where did you find a swivel lock for an old Columbian? I have an old Sears -Columbian 506 with two locks, but one was missing when I bought it years ago at yard sale, $15.


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WildBill, I thought the 506 had one swivel nut, on right side.
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WildBill, I use a Craftsman 5 1/2" on my main workbench. The two vises were similar in size. I took mine apart to check on swivel nut size. That swivel nut & bolt was perfect size/fit on the grandson's old Columbian vise.

Now I knew what size I needed. Then, did a google search for swivel nut for my Craftsman.
I think I got replacement from fix dot com or fixit dot com. because Sears parts was not available or out of stock.
If you can find the part number, that will be a big help.
I did wait and wait on the part, but finally arrived. It did fit grandson's vise perfectly.
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I suggested to Grandson, 'If you ever trade or sell your weld truck, keep that ole Columbian Vise. It's a keeper and you can past it on to your kids or grandkids.'
That ole vise has what you want in a work/weld vise. Main screw guard, pipe jaws under main jaws and anvil. There is even a hole in anvil for a hardy.
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Thanks folks, for the kind words.
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