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Old 10-18-2012, 11:28 PM
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Broken bench vice, can I fix it?

Like title say, is a Wilton large vice ( I think are cast-iron ) or some like that, anybody know if I can welding back, still functional but I wanna fix any way I have some welding skills and Lincoln 180 HD welder with flux-core wire feed,.
Any idea how I can handle this ??? I was thinking used my welder with multi-passes.

I gonna try to upload pics! Thanks
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:45 PM
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Looking forward to the pictures. The best question I can think of is how did you break it?

It can be fixed, but it will likely be a little weaker than it was.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:44 AM
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Well I was working on my truck i replaced the joins for my rear driveshaft so I need all the wide opening of the vice maybe was the weakness point at the moment so the break part was on the lowed section of the collar(opening) off course I used my hammer to force the joins in & out.

I try to figure how to upload pics from my iPhone
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:52 AM
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Here is the pics,




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Old 10-19-2012, 04:13 AM
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How did it get so rusty so quick.

Yes it could be welded but for the cost and time you are better off to just use it like it is to it fails completely. I have not bought any nickel rods in quite a few years then the whole pre and postheat

If you have a oxy-fuel torch you might be able to braze it

Cast Iron can be a little or big pain to weld at times.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:42 AM
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I have seen that Wilton model broken before. The old school fix for that would be to clean up the parts, bevel the crack out, pre-heat up the material, and the vice. Use nickle rod fill, and clean, fill and clean, fill and clean, post heat with a torch, let the vice cool slowly. The old guys used to bury the hot project in sand, and let it cool very slowly. Wraping it up in heat blankets would also work. I have also used the torch, and heat it less and less over the course of a few hours.
One the other hand, I just bought a vise like that at a yard sale for 5 bucks. It needs a little help, but it is not broken.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:20 AM
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I broke the jaw off on my vice, it too was also cast
I just brazed it, and its still going probably ten years later.
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