have not got my new wilton 5 1/2 bench vise ( shows to be out for delivery today ! ), but I know it ( it damn well better be ! ) made in u.s.a. !. was not cheap by any means. my old wilton bullet vise died from a hard life by me..lol. if anyone here happens to have a old wilton 3 inch bullet vise from the 60's thats just rusting away ?, please holler at me !. I want to restore my old vise, and give it back to my bud. i've used it for 20 something years , and it still has life in it, if I can just get some parts for it ??. the spindle snapped in half, and the swivel base broke all apart. the swivel base I can do witout, but the spindle part I deff need !. i'll post some pic's of my brand new wilton 5 1/2 bullet tradesman after I get it in :-).
I have a 1745. Dad gave it to me for Christmas several years ago. He lucked in to it on ebay cheap. Guy wouldn't deliver, but lived close to other family and dad had them pick it up till he went to visit again.
wiltonviseparts.net Guy who runs it is named Kevin.
Here's another one
Bench Vise Restoration
That new one you got is NICE. That thing will outlive us all.
Here's a good vice thread from over on HL where I got those links.
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