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Craftsman vise
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:16:26 AM »
I'm going to try my best to save it, i'm going to try electrolysis.  headscratch

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 01:20:48 AM »
That looks like it spent some time under water. Keep us posted on this. I'm interested to see how it turns out.
I'm always interested in de-rusting things. Seems every used tool I buy has rust on it.
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 12:46:34 PM »
that doesn't look too bad. electrolysis should work good on it. thumbsup2
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 07:28:14 PM »
I wonder should I change out the solution every couple days.  headscratch

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 09:15:23 PM »
Isn't there a thread here somewhere about electrolysis?
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 09:53:10 PM »
Isn't there a thread here somewhere about electrolysis?

yeah, one of the stickys IIRC.

And no you don't need to change the solution. I've used it for months at a stretch. as long as its bubbling its working. thumbsup2
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 10:35:30 PM »
Isn't there a thread here somewhere about electrolysis?

yeah, one of the stickys IIRC.

And no you don't need to change the solution. I've used it for months at a stretch. as long as its bubbling its working. thumbsup2

Heck, I only change the bathwater once every couple of months. I just break out the grinder every couple of weeks to get rid of the ring around the tub.
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 11:00:47 PM »
Hook up more steel electrodes (anodes) evenly spaced around the perimeter of the bucket -- more coverage and you get faster more even results.
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 12:22:03 AM »
Thanks good fellow I greatly appreciate it  beerdude   Ok I'm thinking 3/8 rebar in each corner. Ok ingot an idea, I'll redesign and post new pictures.  >:D

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 10:22:54 AM »
Just so happens that the GJ has a very detailed "How-To" on this subject. I usually don't link to anything over there, but this is a good post and provides great insight.

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154196

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 07:42:07 PM »
Thanks good fellow your help is greatly appreciate. I got rid of that old stove grate and added two rods, big improvement, so now I'm going to add four more rods, one in each corner and one in the center on each side. I'll post pictures of that when that's done.   beerdude

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 07:42:42 PM »
Just so happens that the GJ has a very detailed "How-To" on this subject. I usually don't link to anything over there, but this is a good post and provides great insight.

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154196

Perfect. Instructions so clear that even a simpleton like me can do it. Thanks Ray.
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 07:43:33 PM »
Just so happens that the GJ has a very detailed "How-To" on this subject. I usually don't link to anything over there, but this is a good post and provides great insight.

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154196

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 10:49:02 PM »
Hi all, well there was a few comments about this being another electrolysis thread there's more on electrolysis somewhere else's so I thought i would skip the rest of the electrolysis process of Making it Purdy. With that being said I have had great success with the electrolysis and got it freed up and mostly disassembled except for the swivel base lock nut.  8)    once I have the lock nut removed I will move on to the cabinet blaster for some good ol bead blasting.

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 07:28:22 PM »
Almost finished just a few miscellaneous details jaw screws, e clip for the vise screw and the lock nut handle assembly.  beerdude

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2017, 07:35:00 PM »
Crap! That sucker turned out tons better than I thought it would!  beerdude
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2017, 09:27:35 PM »
looks pretty good. now get to using it thumbsup2
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 10:04:30 PM »
Wow -- that came out great!!! Wonderful job rescuing that old piece of iron.

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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2017, 10:18:32 PM »
Awesome job. You turned a turd into a treasure.
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2017, 11:39:10 PM »
Thanks for all the comments guy's I greatly appreciate it. I must say I'm pretty happy with it. For just a little while I'm going to keep it a show piece. The best feature of this vise is that I got it FRRRRREEEEE!  :mr:

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2017, 05:29:21 PM »
I have a "few" American vises that I plan on restoring this winter.
My floor space is almost full with the ones I did in past winters.
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 06:08:53 PM »
Well mrchuck I must be honest the only disappointing thing about this vise is at the very bottom of the mounting plate is cast the words Japan.  I do wish you the best of luck on all your projects  mrchuck.  beerdude  beerdude  beerdude

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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2017, 08:34:10 PM »
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I bought one of those new in the 1980s. Still on my bench.  I use it all the time and I think they are very good vises.  Good job on the refurbishment.  Now you need to find something else to derust...

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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2017, 08:40:37 PM »
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I bought one of those new in the 1980s. Still on my bench.  I use it all the time and I think they are very good vises.  Good job on the refurbishment.   ....
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IIRC - these were made by Columbia for Sears.
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2017, 08:45:54 PM »
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I bought one of those new in the 1980s. Still on my bench.  I use it all the time and I think they are very good vises.  Good job on the refurbishment.   ....
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IIRC - these were made by Columbia for Sears.

If they were made in Japan, they weren't made by Colombian.
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »
I've got several craftsman items from the early 80s that were made in Japan. They've all held up just as good as US made. Don't let the Japan makers mark get you down.
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Re: Craftsman vise
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2017, 10:04:27 PM »
I do agree with Oldpine it is a very good vise and there is nothing wrong with it, I am very tickled with my resto results and I'm very happy with it and proud of it but seeing Japan on it kinda made it loose its prestige, I felt anyhow  myopinion

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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 02:47:00 AM »
I do agree with Oldpine it is a very good vise and there is nothing wrong with it, I am very tickled with my resto results and I'm very happy with it and proud of it but seeing Japan on it kinda made it loose its prestige, I felt anyhow  myopinion

I wouldn't be.  Japan makes some really good quality tools.  A lot of precision measuring tools are from Japan.
Besides, don't fall into the trap of buying tools for prestige.  Buy tools that work well.
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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2017, 07:04:24 AM »
If they were made in Japan, they weren't made by Colombian.
Ooops, I skimmed the thread and missed that.  You are correct, of course.

Made in Japan doesn't have the same meaning it did in the 50's & early 60's though, when it meant inferior quality.

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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2017, 09:40:25 AM »
The "saving grace" of it is that it was sold by SEARS!
Sear's warranty of money back or replacement is what really sold the foreign made products.
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« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2017, 06:49:23 PM »
Here it is 100% finished, All new stainless jaw screws and a new e clip on the jaw screw.  bluesbro  :)

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« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2017, 07:10:42 PM »
If it were me I would strip the paint off the slide, it will work much more smoothly. Looks nice though.
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« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2017, 09:02:54 PM »
Man that is nice!

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« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2017, 10:48:20 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2017, 01:51:54 PM »
Here it is 100% finished, All new stainless jaw screws and a new e clip on the jaw screw.  bluesbro  :)

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« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2017, 04:40:53 PM »
Truly excellent work -- that thing looks slick!

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