I’ve mentioned my Prentiss vise before but don’t think I’ve posted a photo. Bought it from a guy in Staten Island from whom I had bought another vise. A Snap On (made by Wilton). While I was standing in his shop chatting, I admired the Prentiss. He mentioned it was for sale. I asked him what he wanted. $400. I have no idea if that reasonable or not, and frankly, don’t even care. I pulled $400 from my wallet and bought it on the spot.
Now, I just need a bench worthy of that old vise. I’ve got some white oak, and I’m halfway through building a work table. The Prentiss will look good on it, I reckon.
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Might as well post up the Snap On.
I would rather have a restored antique, US-made vise over all the Chinese junk out there…
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