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  • #126741
    Korneel Valcke
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    Hello,

    Yesterday I got a mail from Ruthlands with the following offer:
    http://www.rutlands.co.uk/sp+9-227mm-quick-release-woodworkers-vice+DK2020

    Would this be a good vise for the bench I am building at the moment or is the big
    discount to nice to be good?

    Korneel

    Korneel
    Bruges, Belgium

    #126754
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    It’s pretty hard to say, Korneel. I have no experience with Rutlands. The vise looks good in the picture, but you never know. If this is a first bench and you just need something to get started, then maybe it’s a good way to go. But if you want something more heavy-duty that will last many years, who knows.

    Maybe you could check their return policy. If you get the vise and can get a feel for it without dirtying it up to bad, then you would have the option of returning it if you don’t like it.

    If you’re going to be doing a lot of work with it, you really need a stout vise.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #126795
    Korneel Valcke
    Participant

    I will buy one from Dieter Schmid instead of this one. Something as heavy as
    a vise is costly to return so I’ll pay something more with the certainty
    that is will be good.

    Korneel
    Bruges, Belgium

    #126798
    Mooncabbage
    Member

    Shell out for something with a quick release, it’s usually only 10-20% more expensive, and it’ll quickly pay for itself over the life of the vise. It’s the single most important feature when considering which vise to buy.

    #126801
    Korneel Valcke
    Participant

    This is the one I will buy, it has the quick release.
    https://www.fine-tools.com/G307780.html

    I would not mind buying one second hand, but here in Belgium it is almost impossible to find…

    Korneel
    Bruges, Belgium

    #126802
    Mooncabbage
    Member

    I have to say, here in Australia I have the same problem. People are always recommending old Dawn vices, but they are impossible to find. Don’t be discouraged, I good quality new vice will work just as well, and won’t require nearly as much restoration work. Just don’t buy the cheapest one you can find, in my experience, you’ll certainly regret it.

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