It seems that the Eclipse 9´ QR Vice has not been available for some time in Europe, has anyone suggestions for something similar in quality? I would love an older Record, but since Brexit the import costs, taxes and duties have made ordering anything from England quite expensive.
I bought a 9″ Yost vice on Amazon about a year ago. Easy to mount to the bench, and the quick release mechanism works smoothly. I’ve been very pleased with it. Considering the mass of metal in it, I thought the price was quite reasonable as well. But I have no idea whether it’s available in Europe or not.
I have a York vise (the biggest) and I’m quite happy with it.
I can and do recommend to keep the threads clean from (saw)dust before closing the vise !
If you don’t the half nut that engages the the threads will clog up quite fast..
Oh and do mark the bars relative position to the moving jaw, in case you have to take it apart.
Don’t ask me how I know that one…