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In the early fall of 2009, I had a chance to have some heavy stuff brought
up in a private truck,
saving me quite a bit on shipping costs. I eventually loaded that puppy down
with half a ton
of tooling and goodies, so when it arrived, it was something akin to Christmas.
Among it all, I'd bought three "locking type" imported mill vises from Enco.
These are the ubiquitous Kurt clones- I'd had a 5" on my Grizzly turret mill
since 2003, and I was
reasonably happy with the quality and fit. Unfortunately, in the intervening
years, they'd obviously started
building to a price point rather than a level of quality, and none of the
three new ones were anything
close to the quality of the original. Two cleaned up reasonably well with
solvent and a bit of minor tweaking, but this 4" one was by far the worst
of the three.
That's it up there. Actually looks pretty decent, right?
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