Monday, April 2, 2012

1920's era Athol Vise

I've received a few inquiries about my Athol vise, so I've made it a separate entry with additional pictures. What makes this vise unusual is the dog clutch in the handle that allows the handle to be repositioned by pulling straight out on the handle and rotating.
These teeth are rounded just enough to allow the clutch to slip under load. I removed the spring and tightened down on the nut to prevent it from disengaging.
A 14/20 screw holds the handle on the shaft
These teeth are also worn.
The spring went in here.  I removed it and made a sleeve to go in it's place to prevent the clutch from disengaging.