ToxicGreen
Hello everyone,

This is my first post and question. I bought a post leg vice this summer and before I bought it I noticed that the screw was a little tight. Rookie mistake! I bought it hoping that it just needed a good cleaning and greasing. When I took it apart I noticed that the box threads were damaged.
Is there any way to repair this? Does anyone know anyone in the Connecticut area who would do this repair if it is repairable?

Thank you for any help.
Larry
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jmccustomknives
Howdy.  I hope someone can help you, if you have pics that might also help since this style of vice has been around for a very long time.  You can find hand forged ones to factory made ones, the latter might be possible to find replacement parts for.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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mtforge
In what way are they damaged? A little section or all of one side? Can it be filed back to shape? If it's too bad to repair can you replace it with an acme thread setup?
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ToxicGreen
mtforge wrote:
In what way are they damaged? A little section or all of one side? Can it be filed back to shape? If it's too bad to repair can you replace it with an acme thread setup?


I have to get all of the grease cleaned out before I can do a good assessment. From what I can see though the first 3 inches or so of thread are almost worn down completely and right where it should be catching, I noticed a good sized burr. I was thinking the same thing about filling that burr down to see if it will catch.
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