Flea Market Score.

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armscor 1
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Flea Market Score.

Post by armscor 1 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:04 pm

Purchased a Vintage Starrett Clamp for the princely price of $5 at the local flea market, possibly belonged to a tool maker of a bygone era.
Gave it a home, made the swivel stand for it, will be handy to hold small parts.
Starrett list price is $186 a pair, not cheap.
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spro
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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by spro » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:39 am

It is a nice find. Very precise little vise.

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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by 737mechanic » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:05 am

Very nice. I love a good score but I haven't had one in a while.

EricM
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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by EricM » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:28 am

I believe (on other another forum) an appropriate response would "You suck!" In other words, "Great find!" Diligence and patience pays off. :)

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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by spro » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:46 am

There is something else about those. I should have looked before typing. They were made to precision and matched so that, so a pair or more could hold work inside a larger vise. If you have one, good for you and that one has the inside block.
It is not for me to know why it is mounted to a swivel ball mount, yet I can understand many possibilities.

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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by duckman903 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:13 pm

If you think $186 is expensive price a gear tooth vernier but be sitting down

armscor 1
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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by armscor 1 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:35 pm

Wow, only US$1933!!!!!

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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by liveaboard » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:07 pm

I think I'll go to the flea market next week.

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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by SteveHGraham » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:46 pm

I think I would sell that on Ebay, put part of the money toward a much cheaper vise that will do the exact same thing, and pocket the difference.
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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by SteveM » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 pm

armscor 1 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Wow, only US$1933!!!!!
Good thing I was sitting down!

Steve

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Re: Flea Market Score.

Post by Mr Ron » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:21 pm

Looks like it would work as a fly tying vise.
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