Author Topic: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer  (Read 244 times)

Offline oldnslo

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At a local sr community garage sale, I stumbled upon a few finds, and these are pic-worthy. Who could say no to a Proto claw hammer marked $4, but the one next to it was $2, so I suggest I might want a choice of either for $2 and he agreed.

The wood vise will replace my (still yet to be mounted) Wilton version.

Offline DeadNutz

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Re: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 09:28:20 AM »
Taking advantage of the seniors I see. :))

You have to wonder how many seniors have moved into senior communities and brought stuff that they will never use again. My neighbor helped a senior friend clean out their house for a move to Sun City in AZ. I bought a nice 5' shipping/receiving or stock rack from the guy which holds my firewood in the garage and with the 6 casters is easy to move around. The guy gave my friend a Jeep CJ5 for all his help.

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Re: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 10:50:55 AM »
a proto claw hammer? ya gotta wonder sometimes why  a company known for mechanics tools offers a claw hammer.

probably not a nupla.  my guess would be plumb as the oem.
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Re: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 10:56:42 AM »
I'm going back to bed. Read the title and had a mental image of a vise that the end loader wouldn't raise enough to get it loaded and him having to back down the road literally drag scraping with the rear heisted up a bit from the weight.   

 :25:  Obviously not enough sleep last night.

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Re: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2021, 12:02:01 PM »
Nice vice, i `ve been telling myself i need one of those fro a while now.

Whats a good brand to look out for?
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

Offline gtermini

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Re: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2021, 12:29:10 PM »
Nice vice, i `ve been telling myself i need one of those fro a while now.

Whats a good brand to look out for?

I bet you'd be a Emmert patternmakers vise kind of guy.


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Re: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 10:29:29 PM »
That is stupid money for a vise that has been cracked and brazed. No thanks.

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Re: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2021, 05:34:26 PM »
and not a very good brazing job either.

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Re: I drug home a Jorgensen wood vise ....AND...yet another claw hammer
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2021, 08:46:19 PM »
a proto claw hammer? ya gotta wonder sometimes why  a company known for mechanics tools offers a claw hammer.

probably not a nupla.  my guess would be plumb as the oem.
It sure looks like an 80'-90's cooper era Plumb to me.
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