Broken Deadlocked Vise - Perfect Restoration (I did it again)

Opublikowany 21 kwi 2020
I bought this vise pretty much 1.5 years ago together with the other Gressel bench vise I already restored and made a video. I also payed $20 for this one. Since then it was laying aroung in my basement. I always knew that I'll restore this one as well, just because it's a Gressel and it will totally worth to safe it from the trash.
This one wasn't that rusty like the other one, but it was also completely deadlocked. The handle was beaten up and bent. The jaws, some screws and two pieces to hold the spindle were missing. The pin that secures the spindle from turning was broken. Because of all that the spindle fell out. This vise has two threads and two concentric bushings to keep the jaws in place. Talking to Gressel I found out that this method was only produced until 1960, so it's at least 60 years old now. It could be from 1943, as both parts had a „43“ stamped on them. As these original jaws are getting no longer produced, I decided to drill an extra hole between the threads to be able to use new jaws. Gressel was so nice to send me new flat jaws. All the bare surfaces were in really bad condition due to heavy use, that's why I decided to weld up material and clean all these surfaces on the milling machine. I replaced the handle with a new one, but I used the old rounded ends again which turned out great. I later secured the ends with Loctite when reassembling. I also made the two missing screws and the broken pin out of the old handle. I choose to paint the whole vise the same color as the movable jaws from the new Gressel vises are, cobalt blue (RAL5013). I think it turned out very well, the white lettering, the shiny bare spots and the black parts match very well.
I hope you like my work and the video.
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웅록 윤

Timestamps:
00:00 preview
00:44 disassembling
02:45 showing all the parts
02:53 cleaning the parts with the parts washer
03:11 removing the old bushings
04:24 sandblasting
05:17 restoring the fix jaw
07:57 restoring the movable jaw
09:45 restoring the ends of the handle
10:37 making a new handle on the lathe
11:48 restoring the spindle nut
13:15 restoring the spindle nut holder plate
14:05 making two new screws for the plate on the lathe and milling machine
15:27 restoring the spindle
16:21 making a new pin for the spindle on the lathe
17:04 making the missing parts for the spindle on the lathe and milling machine
18:12 applying filler
18:52 painting
19:41 showing the new jaws
19:54 showing the new hardened pins
19:57 showing all parts before reassembling
20:09 reassembling
22:26 showing the finished restoration
23:22 final test
23:49 Patreon supporters

Time and costs of this restoration:
I was working on this project for 2 weeks
$20 vise
$20 2k primer
$30 2k coat cobalt blue (RAL5013)
$30 steel for new parts

My camera:
Panasonic HC-V180

If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.
Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.
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Komentarze

  • So awesome to see this (different kind) of vice restoration. We, as viewers, get to compare your increase in skill and experience- though I consider you to be the top machinist/restorer on youtube during your first Gressel Video- and get "A NEW ONE!" at the same time (new video to watch that is)! I must also commend your use of every possible original part of this vice as you could, even if some were refurbished for different components of the vice. I wonder if this Vice, since we're thinking it's possible it was made in 1943 based on stamps if it would be considered a "Low-background steel" item- at which point it may be worth its weight in gold for most governments (too bad for them; it's a Gressel Vice and we got to see it restored!) To all the other viewers out there- Seriously consider becoming a Patreon Supporter for my mechanics; in the video it's hinted at "exclusive content" and let me tell you it is WORTH IT! 1) Don't feel bad about that ad blocker; you're supporting my mechanics directly, and 2) Extras; EXTRAS!

  • operates like no vise I have ever seen

  • So awesome to see this (different kind) of vice restoration. We, as viewers, get to compare your increase in skill and experience- though I consider you to be the top machinist/restorer on youtube during your first Gressel Video- and get "A NEW ONE!" at the same time (new video to watch that is)! I must also commend your use of every possible original part of this vice as you could, even if some were refurbished for different components of the vice. I wonder if this Vice, since we're thinking it's possible it was made in 1943 based on stamps if it would be considered a "Low-background steel" item- at which point it may be worth its weight in gold for most governments (too bad for them; it's a Gressel Vice and we got to see it restored!) To all the other viewers out there- Seriously consider becoming a Patreon Supporter for my mechanics; in the video it's hinted at "exclusive content" and let me tell you it is WORTH IT! 1) Don't feel bad about that ad blocker; you're supporting my mechanics directly, and 2) Extras; EXTRAS!

  • Is that regular cooking oil?

  • How long did it take to recover it?

  • Incidentally, where do you find those old Gressel vises, is there one in every barn in Switzerland? I tried looking for one in Finland, and it's only new industrial work holding systems.

  • My first time to see your channel. Tremendous mechanical skills and GREAT videography!! Thank you for sharing. New subscriber.

  • I like your milling machine

  • Супер Мастер ! Класс !!

  • Awesome! :-)

  • What kind of oil are you using to blacken the metal?

  • Beautiful job... A new gressel about that size would be well over 500$

  • Wow. Great skills. Beautiful job

  • Am I the only one that falls asleep to this..... not this exact video as alot of machine work (which i love) but the others yes 🥰

  • Металл зря штукатурил только, а так огонь

  • Very nice i enjoyed that!!

  • Bom trabalho.

  • Браво!

  • It will only take me 5 years to do a simple restoration job like this.

  • From a rusted hunk of metal to a precision racing vice in 24 minutes.

    • Thank you very much, I really do appreciate it :-)

  • Thanks to Gressel the Swiss company :D

  • light work pal... make it out of a block of steel...

    • @my mechanics seriously ... bring it ... titanium would test ur patience ...

    • haha good one ;-)

  • When you heat up metal and then put it in a oil bath.. Is it just regular engine oil or is it something special?

    • @my mechanics huh, olive oil? I never would have guessed that. Thanks bud!

    • cheap cooking oil

  • Surely it’s now better than new!

  • 1:36 I want to see this with two impact guns :D

  • This is the second video writer has seen about the restoration of a vice. The vice when finished is nice looking but UR toolshop is absolutely awesome. The closest I came 2 this was in high school. Writer just loves the machine shop. Damn! Wish I had 1. Just saying David E.

  • I like how he lets his machinery do the talking and no backround music.👍

  • Amazing restoration!

  • That's a really satisfying restoration. I appreciate the hand painted touch.

  • I just noticed that he holds this gressel in place with another gressel. Lel.

  • You certainly have skill and most of all patience. That came out nice!

  • Who subscribes to me? I also subscribe to it.

  • Красиво!

  • I like how he lets his machinery do the talking and no backround music.👍

  • So awesome to see this (different kind) of vice restoration. We, as viewers, get to compare your increase in skill and experience- though I consider you to be the top machinist/restorer on youtube during your first Gressel Video- and get "A NEW ONE!" at the same time (new video to watch that is)! I must also commend your use of every possible original part of this vice as you could, even if some were refurbished for different components of the vice. I wonder if this Vice, since we're thinking it's possible it was made in 1943 based on stamps if it would be considered a "Low-background steel" item- at which point it may be worth its weight in gold for most governments (too bad for them; it's a Gressel Vice and we got to see it restored!) To all the other viewers out there- Seriously consider becoming a Patreon Supporter for my mechanics; in the video it's hinted at "exclusive content" and let me tell you it is WORTH IT! 1) Don't feel bad about that ad blocker; you're supporting my mechanics directly, and 2) Extras; EXTRAS!

  • Hi!where can I buy the same ones?

  • Is there a way to block the brightness of the welding flashes while recording the video? (Common problem on tv shows as well when it comes to welding).

    • @my mechanics i mean, it is a problem to viewers like me.

    • It's not a problem

  • This house was broken i can't reuse this house I make new one

  • COOL !👌😷👍

  • Shiny Gressel vice holding rusty Gressel vice: "Hang in there, bro!"

  • супер работа! золотые руки!

  • Perfect restoration Really outstanding Beauty metallurgical applications Very skill full hand Wel done dear

  • are you doing this a work or do you have all the maschines at home?

  • I bought a vice at Harbor Freight the other day. After watching this I should have bought a Gressel.

  • Fantastic job!!

  • Why two screws to stretch? One in the middle was enough.

  • Do you have two channels, because all you video are on another I'm subbed to?

  • Excellent restoration, you are a master craftsman.

  • Work of art! To pretty to use.

  • Great

  • you used the vice, to repair the vice

  • good job, you have finaly changed the plastic on the switch of the sandblaster

  • Damn that’s impressive

  • Nice work

  • What was that red tub you were using to clean the vice grip?

  • That is a vice of which my gray haired old granny would be proud.

  • How can 1.2k people gave thumbs down to this video? Are they dumb or something.

  • Manufacturer: NB You can’t open with out special tool T10156. My Mechanics:Watch me.

  • “Restoration” Is probably better than it was new 😆

  • I always love the builds that have oil-quenched components. The finish it makes is so beautiful.

  • Wow. You need Jony Ive narrating your work.

  • You should show more of that sand blasting, if you do one

  • Why are Sulzer jaws smooth?

  • If it was me, I would never use this for nothing, it's so perfect and shiny

  • Respekt, wie viel Geduld du hast! Nicht schlecht!

  • What do you to those restored pieces ? Do you sell them or you keep them ?

  • That bushing puller was such a smart idea

  • Im impressed

  • Metal'e fısıldayan adam......MUHTEŞEM

  • I really appreciate your videos. The noises you catch while filming really add to the satisfaction. You use fast forward only to show that a particular action is tedious. And finally the lack of music makes your videos somewhat timeless like the tools and pieces you restore.

  • Мастер с большой буквы!!! Золотые руки у этого человека. Браво!!! Видео завораживает, не замечаешь как проходит время при просмотре шедевров данного Мастера!!!

  • An impressive job. I'm impressed.

  • you are very gifted in mechanics; best notes for your ingenious work!

  • You are the only MASTER of restoration on youtube!

  • my mechanics restores a trashed vice. Gets 2.6 million views. Of course!

  • Absolutely beautiful work!

  • Why sparks when sanding I hate sparks

  • Wow so pretty

  • What he painting with green stuff for????+??

  • Should of made 1st one blue and 2nd one green

  • So mush sand blasting reply if you aggree

  • Why sparks when sanding I hate sparks

  • классно получилось, у меня так же

  • You’d never think they were the same looking at the side by dide

  • 진짜 잘만들었다

  • That is one sexy vice!! Beautiful job, very well done indeed.

  • Just masterpiece...after masterpiece...after masterpiece. 😀

  • Which type of welding have you used here?

  • Why need a milling machine when you are so precise with that damn angle grinder :D

  • I don't think many people realise how much work goes into this restoration but the skill, the camera work (I know how much of a pain that is) - especially getting the camera to focus and on top of that having great lighting to make something like this so easy to watch and enjoy. The editing is flawless and tells this restoration story very well. Great job, keep it up!!!

  • eu compro belo trabalho!!

  • Impecable work.

  • Should I wear eye protection when you work with welding?

  • More beautiful work from you!!

  • Нет слов.... ЗОЛОТЫЕ РУКИ!!!

  • beautiful, just beautiful!

  • Great Job 👏

  • Sandblasting machine switch restored finally

  • Funfact my mechanics channel is tysy restoration second channel

  • Beauuutiful!