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Stanley 765 SweatHeart with 2-1/2" jaws. Baby Jewelers Vise with Swivel Base

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Here is a Stanley Sweet Heart # 765 with 2-1/2" C style jaws.  It was originally a clamp-on vise, built back in the 20's.  My idea was to change the mounting from the clamp-on the bench style, to an easier to use swivel base that was inspired by Chas Parker. The vise is small, but the amount of work to bring it back was not.

The base is a three piece shoe brake design and was fairly easy to machine, for a 60 year old Toolmaker. The wrench ties into a wedge block to spread the two shoes to lock in on the base. I scaled down a Parker 204 swivel base and added another mounting tab so that it now has four. It is drilled and countersunk for a 31/4 inch flat head cap screw or flat head wood screws. I used a 3/8 shoulder bolt to tie in the swivel base to the static jaw support.

The custom made sets of Serrated and Smooth C style hard jaws that is Heat Treated to 54/56 R/C are custom built and similar to the original's. They are finished ground flat and square. When I started restoring this vise I saw the jaws faces were serrated and not in very good condition, actually each side was built a little different.  When you change the Serrated to Smooth jaws please note the X is marked and should match what jaw goes where  

Next, I focused on making new spindle handles and made the 7/16 round knob ends and peened them on to a 9/32 Spindle handle. The handles are made from O-1 Tool Steel. It's not the best material for handles, but was all I could find in 9/32 diameter.  It will work fine because the new owner will NOT use a pipe to tighten the jaws on something.

I also tightened up the backlash by re making the collar shim. You can see in the pictures that I built thicker ones out of Bronze. This allowed the vise to be a little more tighter and have less backlash. I also added a block to the spindle nut pin to keep the nut from moving forward and backwards. You can see these additions in my pictures.

Painted with Sculpt Nouveau Brown Vinyl Resin.  This Stanley SweatHeart is now ready for years of solid service.

Shipping will be through USPS and will fit in a Medium Flat Rate Box.

The shipping price is $15 and included in the price.

More questions?  Contact Kevin:  mountainproduct@gmail.com 

Length:                                  7"

Height:                                   4"

Width at widest point:              3-1/8"

Handle Length:                        4"

Top of jaws to square slider:     1-1/2"

Weight:                                   5 lbs

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