Bench vise repair

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  1. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    Any vise gurus on here? I'd like to fix this craftsman vise that my dad gave me probably 10 years ago. It's a 5.5 and was probably made in the 80s. I searched on line and there didn't seem to be any rebuild kitsch for these. I measured the OD of the rod and its .90 inches. The rod is badly worn and the nut is stripped.
    How can I fix this? I know I could just buy another vise....that being said let's get creative 15755104414066673010192799705555.jpg
     
  2. Jeff B

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  3. tknopp

    tknopp Well-Known Member

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    You have any machining skills? If the rod is a standard acme thread size then you could just order it. Machine the end features needed. As for the nut that could be machined out of a chunk of steel also and then drilled and tapped or singled pointed on the lathe with an acme bit.
     
  4. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    No matching but I was thinking of getting the correct size acme rod and nut and then welding said nut to a block and bolting that in like the factory one
     
  5. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Get an Acme coupling nut if you do. They're usually between 2 and 3 inches long depending on the thread diameter, so maybe similar to what you're trying to replace.
     
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    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    johnbizzle02 Well-Known Member

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    Jephph will spend $100 to fix a $80 vise
     
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    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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