Fixing vise wear - possible welding fix

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Fixing vise wear - possible welding fix

Post by SteveM » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:55 pm

I posted a question about fixing the wear on the vise I am restoring.

The original post is here: ... art=24#top
but there have been no responses because a lot of people that could answer that probably have not seen it.

Possible solutions could include welding or silver soldering a piece in, so it's more a question about that.

If you have a suggestion, please go over to that thread and post responses there, so that everything is in one place and not scattered across multiple threads .

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Re: Fixing vise wear - possible welding fix

Post by Russ Hanscom » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:52 pm

There goes the paint job.

I have successfully repaired vises by brazing, including repairing a cracked housing. You are going to need to heat the whole part to minimize distortion.

The opposite approach would be to use a nickle rod and arc or tig and build up the lacking area. The nickle should stay soft enough to allow machining. This method probably would be my first attempt.

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