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Mini Work-Mate vise
« on: February 26, 2021, 12:23:50 PM »
When I saw Mike116's little Work-Mate vise I had to have one too. I found one on eBay for not too much and bought it. When it came, I was wondering about condition....

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 12:25:37 PM »
The box is pretty shop-worn but the vise looks like new!

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 12:36:09 PM »
Excellent score, Em!
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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 01:52:42 PM »
Looks nicer than mine Emery.  Did it come with the bench dogs and metal jaws?

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 04:11:24 PM »
Nice score Em.

The one thing that kept me from jumping on the couple I found was, the plastic jaws. How do they look now that you have it in person?
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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 05:31:24 PM »
Mike, yes and yes, dogs and metal with soft face inserts. The dogs are still in the plastic bag. Dave, the dogs are plastic, but the wooden jaws open up to 5". I don't foresee any problems. The dogs on the full size Work-Mate are plastic too, and I have made some wooden ones to add to versatility.

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 10:35:32 AM »
So the jaws are wood then? That makes a difference. Now I'll have to get one for sure.
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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2021, 10:57:22 AM »
There is no wood on these at all.  Plastic and metal.   The metal jaws are removable so you can use the plastic jaws for a no-scratch vise.  I find it handy to leave the metal jaws off.   I can clamp a gun in the jaws without worrying about scratching it.

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2021, 04:12:31 PM »
Mike, you're right! I just took a close look at the jaws; they look like wood at first glance, but on closer inspection I can see they are indeed plastic.

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2021, 04:14:37 PM »
Here are some of the wood dogs I made for my full size Work-Mate.

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2021, 04:21:12 PM »
They are easy to make and you can configure them to fit a specific need.

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2021, 02:56:43 PM »
well crud... now I gotta have one too... everybody stay off "the bay" for a while..
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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2021, 07:55:37 PM »
well crud... now I gotta have one too... everybody stay off "the bay" for a while..

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2021, 08:58:36 PM »
I might be on the 'bay but not for a mini Work-Mate! It is a good place to find things! L@.

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Re: Mini Work-Mate vise
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2021, 04:00:35 PM »
Any technology not understood, can seem like magic. Bible Believer..