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Vise - Specific Purpose

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by mbruce, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. mbruce

    mbruce Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  3. mbruce

    mbruce Well-Known Member

    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)
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  5. mbruce

    mbruce Well-Known Member

    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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