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    Rob

    A good solid saw clamp is essential for filing and that style looks like it has spades of it. It will be interesting to compare the new aluminium version to the cast iron. I would expect the cast iron version to be the superior performer, which is probably why Ron Bontz had his eye on it back in 2014.

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    Nice score. I bid on that vise too! Apparently my offer was the same as yours.
    I thought an alloy one would be cheaper to ship.
    Curious to see how it compares.

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    Wow, I've never seen one of those. That just got added to my (disturbingly long) list of regular ebay searches.

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    Well looks like you scored. The aluminum version most likely came from the "Bench Top Model" filer. I have one of them, as well as the cast iron one ( gray vise ). I do prefer using the cast iron version, But the weight of it makes it a permanent fixture on my bench. The aluminum ( blue/ green ) barely has a scratch in it, and is quite solid as well, but needed a new handle and is 26" long vs. the 28" cast iron vice.IMG_0728.jpgIMG_0734.jpgIMG_3525.JPGIMG_3527.JPG

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    Hi Ron,

    Nice collection. We may have bid against each other for some of those in the past. Did any of yours come with chip trays? Interesting that the commonly seen filing machines, Acme and Foley-Belsaw, work from one side.

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    Yes. Both of mine have a chip tray. I made one out of a piece of aluminum angle some time back as well.

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