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  • Score: 320 LBS Mould Makers Vise

    I scored a 320 lbs Smith & Mills Mould Makers Shaper Vise for $160.00 from Mcostello off this forum, Mark did a stellar job on crating it up for shipping. Ohio is a long way from Alberta but it got done!








  • #2
    Tremendous find!
    I also use mine for controlled press-fits and separations.

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    • #3
      Tundra: Nice find. Sure would be a nice addition to my old 1893 Smith - Mills shaper. But, my shaper only being a 16" machine, would probably be too much. Congrats.

      Sarge

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      • #4
        Probably the biggest vise I've ever seen. Now I wonder what the biggest vise ever is?
        I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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        • #5
          Nice vise!

          I think we'd all like a video of you squashing the ginger ale.
          Mike

          My Dad always said, "If you want people to do things for you on the farm, you have to buy a machine they can sit on that does most of the work."

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          • #6
            Cincinnatti made an absolutly massive Shaper Vise.
            16? maybe 18".... two of us could barely shift it from one pallet to lift table.

            Here's a honk'n big one!
            Last edited by Old Hat; 11-30-2014, 05:10 PM.

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            • #7
              Just curious how much was shipping on that beast?
              "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
              world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
              country, in easy stages."
              ~ James Madison

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              • #8
                Now you just need to score a crane to lift it.
                The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

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                • #9
                  You are cruel. Frightening the living fizz out of the poor can of Canada Dry!
                  "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

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                  • #10
                    I was the seller, the vise came from a Smith and Mills 12" shaper. Shaper sold at auction for $125, extremely dirty. I would of had it but not enough room.Tundra track - nice job bringing it back from a rusty coma.
                    mark costello-Low speed steel

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by flylo View Post
                      Just curious how much was shipping on that beast?
                      It's a safe bet that it wasn't carried by USPS/CanPost.

                      It is surprising what LTL freight sometimes moves for.
                      My best deal was a new SBC short-block that moved
                      overnight by air (Bax Global - Intl Frt Fwdr) for $150.
                      A number of weighty/sizable items have travelled
                      interline by Yellow (now YRC) and passed to Reimer.

                      .

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                      • #12
                        According to Smith&Mills brochure the standard 13" vise has 3" jaw depth and optional Mould Maker 4-1/2" ,vise in nice condition other than a few drill marks and will replace end thrust bearing.Will polish the ways and paint to match my 24" Varnamo.They also listed a double screw 15" very similar to the one Old Hat posted.The freight was NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        was suppose be 2 times the cost of vise,ended up 4 times.Heart Rate increases when I think about it,was nice

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                        • #13
                          You didn't go Brown, did you?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EddyCurr View Post
                            You didn't go Brown, did you?
                            Maybe if he tried to lift it...
                            Keith
                            __________________________
                            Just one project too many--that's what finally got him...

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                            • #15
                              Lol this was on a 12" shaper? Seems a tad big, I'm surprised it even fit. Looks like it would be more at home on a 30". Nice vise! Didn't know that taller jaws made it a mold-maker vise. Also, how big is that freakin screw? The soda can looks close in size

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