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Record 22 Quick Release Fitters’ Vice Restoration – part 1

For ages I’ve been trying to find one of these as my Grandad had a similar one and I remember it being a nice solid beast to work with, so I finally took the plunge and managed to get hold of a Record 22 quick release vice to restore. I reckon it’s about 70 years old.
Although there doesn’t seem to be too much rust for its age, the jaw screws are seized.
Other than that it’s in good condition so I was thinking of just taking a¬†wire wheel to it and repaint…

Here are some pictures pre restoration: