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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 11:00:48 PM »
.... for the man who has everything!!!  LOL  ;)

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 09:08:49 AM »
Wow, I bet they are not common.  Bought and sold a 4 or 5 lb beryllium sledge once.
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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 10:50:25 AM »
It's a rotten shame they patterned a ugly junk chinese vise and not some gorgeous old Prentiss or Reed, etc.

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 10:54:47 AM »
Someone posted pics of a couple bronze Columbian vises on GJ, and a magnesium Wilton bullet. I would think those are quite uncommon.

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 12:48:01 PM »
Wow a magnesium Wilton bullet :-\

That I would love to see.  Would love to have one in my showroom.  Would be a great attention grabber
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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 01:26:12 PM »
can someone explain why???? I understand no sparks but I mean what are you going to put in a vise to keep from getting a spark on or blow up because of a spark?? I don't get it wtw

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 01:34:33 PM »
can someone explain why???? I understand no sparks but I mean what are you going to put in a vise to keep from getting a spark on or blow up because of a spark?? I don't get it wtw

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 01:35:08 PM »
can someone explain why???? I understand no sparks but I mean what are you going to put in a vise to keep from getting a spark on or blow up because of a spark?? I don't get it wtw

I guess wherever there is a chance of flammable mists or dusts contaminating the air. I know that paper mills have certain restricted areas where a potential spark could cause an explosion. I also saw non-sparking tools used at a Raytheon assembly plant -- they handled heavy munitions. I'm guessing that grain mills would also have to comply with these non-sparking standards.

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 02:37:49 PM »
can someone explain why???? I understand no sparks but I mean what are you going to put in a vise to keep from getting a spark on or blow up because of a spark?? I don't get it wtw

I guess wherever there is a chance of flammable mists or dusts contaminating the air. I know that paper mills have certain restricted areas where a potential spark could cause an explosion. I also saw non-sparking tools used at a Raytheon assembly plant -- they handled heavy munitions. I'm guessing that grain mills would also have to comply with these non-sparking standards.

A few years ago OSHA came out with a new Combustible Dust Standard that applies to many industries. Grain elevators were what drove the issue, but the standard has broad application wherever fine dust particulate can become suspended in the air and one small spark can cause a chain reaction explosion. Honestly, I know very little about that standard. In fact what little I know you just read! I do not know how that standard might have impacted the need for a vise such as this. It may have contributed to the need for such a vise, or it may not, I cannot say. I am just speculating is all.  shrugx
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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 09:37:08 PM »
I know Beryllium wrenches were found below decks of oceangoing ships, due to the heavy oil fumes in the engine room.    That vise to me looks like it had a good coat of gold spray paint.

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 11:36:23 PM »
That vise to me looks like it had a good coat of gold spray paint.
I thought the same thing but what do I know.

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 11:40:01 PM »
I'm also guessing that the dust and scale coming off these Beryllium tools during general use is quite toxic -- the stuff was a major killer of factory workers in the war years.

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 12:37:31 PM »
when  I first saw it  I said the same thing this looks like a $25 vise that been spray painted. it still might be and that guy is going to sell it to somebody for $2500 :))

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Re: Beryllium vice
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 12:42:49 PM »
when  I first saw it  I said the same thing this looks like a $25 vise that been spray painted. it still might be and that guy is going to sell it to somebody for $2500 :))

It does look like one of those cheap Chinese turds for sure. It also looks like a cheap hack paint job I agree! I have one and have no clue what to do with it. I cannot sell it as it isn't worth crap. I suppose it might be OK if a guy had no vise as it does actually work. I need to just give it to a guy and get it gone.

Hmmmmm, maybe I can give it to new member Nick. No way he has a vise as big as this thing is. And if it costs him nothing he might just go for it!  sctatcherhead
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Re: Beryllium vice
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