Finding Out the Date Your Wilton Vise Was Made . Impressive restorations of vintage Wilton bullet vises Andrea James 7:04 am Fri Oct 16, 2020 Seeing this 1949 Wilton 9400 vise go from trash to treasure is a wonderful thing. I videotaped the entire process of restoring this vise and have a video of it on my youtube channel. These are the highest quality vises available and have been made by Wilton since 1941. I last mentioned that some vises may have inaccurate dates because castings may have been made even before manufacturing vises. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Online shopping from a great selection at Tools & Home Improvement Store. Norex Supply - Save up to 70% on everything! After all of the parts had been primed and had dried, I took some gunmetal black paint that I had in my shop and painted all of the parts. It would open large enough to grasp an automobile starter motor or old-school automotive generator. The Wilton bullet vise I owned for some years was a wonderful vise. Skip to content. Did you make this project? For example, Wilton stopped making vises back in 1957 (in Chicago), however, vises that have Chicago castings show date stamps two decades LATER. Wilton Bullet Vise Parts Supporting old Wilton Bullet Vises with Quality Vise parts Menu. January 25, 2016 by wiltonviseparts. Deep Hole in a Small Box, a Different Take on the Infinity Mirror. I've been restoring it over the last little while. John Ruth 06-03-2016, 11:24 AM #39. rj1939. I let them dry for a day and then sprayed a second layer of paint onto the parts. Wilton Bullet Vise. Joined Jun 11, 2013 Messages 731. I found this really nice Wilton Bullet vise for a very good deal at a garage sale, and decided that such a nice vise deserves to look nice. There's a problem loading this menu right now. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. Aug 12, 2017 #1 I found it under the bench at my late father in laws. Thread starter schor; Start date Aug 12, 2017; schor Registered. Share it with us! Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Sign up now for great deals, new products and web exclusives! Wilton Bullet Vises are made to handle industrial abuse day in and day out. Bullet vises utilize a fully enclosed design and use a 3x longer spindle nut which will never strip out. More Details →. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. If you want, you can either read about the process here, or you can watch the entire restoration process. After I would wirebrush every part, I would wipe it down with a paint thinner, just to make sure I got all of the old paint. I started off with taking the vise apart, and separating all of the separate pieces into dedicated piles so I could keep track of them. After all of that had been done, I not only had an amazing vise to use in my shop, but I also had an amazing looking top tier machinists vise that I can use in my shop and pass down for generations. Restoring a Wilton Bullet Vise: I found this really nice Wilton Bullet vise for a very good deal at a garage sale, and decided that such a nice vise deserves to look nice.I videotaped the entire process of restoring this vise and have a video of it on my youtube channel. Home; About Me; Those Pesky Wilton End Cap Pins. I have a simpler and more effective way to take care of the problem so that the vise can still be taken apart and reassembled… In order for me to get a clean paint job on the vise and to make it look good as new, I had to clean off all of the old paint, and grime that had gathered up in the decades of this vices life on it. 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After all of the parts had been painted, I wiped them all down with some Howard's beeswax and orange oil finish, and applied a liberal dose of new grease the the screw and the gear box of the vise. This vise did not have a lot of small parts, but the few that it had were critical to this vise working properly. After I taped over all of the moving parts I then sprayed two layers of primer onto the parts. Spent about 1.5hrs polishing up the handle. COVID-19 UPDATE: Yes, we are open for business and still shipping same day! On some the owner welded them to the static jaw support. If you wa… I see older Wilton vises fairly often where it looks like the end cap pins kept working themselves out. After I wirebrushed all of the parts down to bare metal, I taped over all of the holes, and parts that would be in contact with other parts with painters tape. Wilton WIL10300 Mounting Bracket (for All Terrain Vise). 0. Registered. 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After I had the entire vise back together, I repainted the embossed lettering on the vise with a yellow enamel paint, Doing this one final step in my opinion brought the whole project together. After that had been done, I put the entire vise back together. I see older Wilton vises fairly often where it looks like the end cap pins kept working themselves out.