Vise - Specific Purpose


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mbruce
March 16, 2013, 07:06 PM
Hey -

I am wondering if an import vise such as a Grizzly will work for my very basic need(s)...My only purposes, and I don't see it progressing, is to tighten AR-15 barrel nuts and the stock tube's castle nut.

I have read review after review and post after post of these "crummy" imports and go USA... I just can't phathom a vise breaking with 35-55 ft. lbs of torque applied...surely not? A $50 Grizzly or other import working just fine would be awesome... if not then it is what it is and I'll step up to a Wilton.

Thanks for your input.

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rcmodel
March 16, 2013, 07:12 PM
For light duty use, they will work fine.

It's when you get into heavy duty stuff where you use a 3' pipe cheater bar to tighten them that the case iron vices are very lacking.

rc

mbruce
March 16, 2013, 07:16 PM
Ha -- that's some heavy cranking.

Do you ever use a 3' pipe cheater bar for firearm purposes? (that's not sarcasm -- really am curious)

rcmodel
March 16, 2013, 07:19 PM
Yes, I have while clamping a portable barrel vice in a bench vice.
And then using a pipe cheater on the action wrench.

And I have broke a couple of cast iron vices squeezing 1911 slides while accurizing them too.

rc

mbruce
March 16, 2013, 08:19 PM
Yes, I have while clamping a portable barrel vice in a bench vice.
And then using a pipe cheater on the action wrench.

And I have broke a couple of cast iron vices squeezing 1911 slides while accurizing them too.

rc
You don't cut it any slack. ha

Thanks for your input! I'll look for a used Wilton Bullet a little while longer and see if i can come across one.

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