Rusty Deadlocked Vise - Perfect Restoration
Rusty Deadlocked Vise Perfect Restoration

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Broken Vise Restoration - Gressel Switzerland. In this video i'm restoring a broken swiss vise. Like, comment, subscribe. I bought this vise from a friend for 20$. It was super rusty and dirty, one part was missing, two screws were broken off and the movable jaw was completely stuck. Gressel is very well known in switzerland for making very good, if not the best vises. That fact made it absolutely worth to restore it. They still produce this type of vise today, they just made some very small changes over the years. I found out that they built their vises in this style until 1991. So it's at least 27 years old. It had the rough jaws on, but you could always choose if you want them with rough or flat jaws when you buy a new one. I'm not a fan at all of the rough jaws, because they ruin every surface of clamped pieces. So I decided to put flat jaws on. I still restored the rough ones and I'm going to keep them. I restored this vise for myself. I hope you like my work and the video. Timestamps 00:00 preview 00:35 loosen the stuck movable jaw 02:09 disassembling 04:39 restoring the spindle 05:11 removing the pins 05:45 restoring the movable jaw 06:58 restoring the body (fix jaw) 08:14 sandblasting 10:09 painting 11:02 making the missing part 12:10 restoring two screws for the missing part 13:10 restoring the jaws 13:27 reassembling 15:53 showing off the finished product If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible. Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english. Subscribe for more of my content. I'm uploading videos about mechanical stuff, as new creations and buildings and also restorations. Thank you for watching :-) My Patreon Page: My PayPal: Follow me on Instagram:


Bernie Bernie : Thank you sooo much for not putting SHITTY music on.👍🏻

Deathrider : I don't know how I ended up here, but I'm glad I did.

Turk : This is how they looked in my shop classes. I thought they were built rusty.

iNTERS22 : "Just a bit of WD-40" Covers the whole vice with it

Crunchy_Bob : This vice will last another hundred years until your great great grandson decides to restore it and posts the video to his virtual reality channel, then our great great grandsons will download it to their sub-dermal wrist video projection units.

rutger houtdijk : Can you do a restauration of the Notre Dame next video?

George : Thank you for not destroying this peacefull video with music!!

Thomas Nielsen : I have never seen a transformation like this before. As a metal worker myself I can only appriciate the truely amazing effort you put into this. Well done! You just earned a new subscriber, and I'm hitting the bell!

Jon Smith : I dont drink or smoke but I love metal things which grip together and hold things. You could say..........its my only vice....

Sharilyn M : In a world where so many things are considered disposable, it's great to see such pride in making the old new again. Thanks for posting such a cool video!

Alpha Jinks : Finals in two weeks: Me:Ah yes vice restoration

jeric_ synergy : That was excellent. (wtf is up with 7.6K downvote? Those people have no life.)

Kevin Robinson : there is not a single video I've watched that explains this being in my recommended lol .....having said that, this video is really neat

Yahya Yılmaz : perfect, nice work (thanks for Turkish subtitles)

Артем 123 : когда инструмент покрасил для души а не чтобы работать) по идее просто смазать резьбу и работай мама не горюй)

Brad Bugieda : Wow. Fantastic metal working, painting, video editing, and thankfully no music! Thanks for sharing

exn641US : I found this video to be fascinating as hell and I don't know why. I don't really care why.

Tim Walsh : Thank you so much for posting this, I'm getting ready to restore a vice I rescued from a Navy Shipyard!

Веби Бекиров : Great job!! P. S. Dont remove subtitles so quickly, please.

Errorist : No stupid music, straight to the point. 17 minutes felt like a minute. This man has hell of a dedication!

rocky4976 : You are an artist! Beautiful job. I know nothing about metalwork but you made techne beautiful. Thanks.

Hulk Slayer : That was one of the most beautiful videos I have seen! Restoring beautiful old tools speaks to my very soul!

Big Fan : You are a Master Craftsmen! Nice job indeed!

Mosetlhe Sebotsane : That was so satisfying to watch. You didn't say a word, you let your work speak for you. Thanks for the music; is that Quiet performed by Silence?

Mark Bowden : Mixed emotions....... fascinated and in awe, but realising I've crossed a line into that age group that is in awe of a vice restoration..... well done!

John Penrose : It is a beautiful restoration, one to be very proud of! GREAT JOB!!!!

swadey 2.0 : On your next video can you restore my life?

whats my name? : 7.3 k down like this video? I mean did you even watch it and think how beautiful before and after.

Evan Michaelsson : That is the first time I have seen an impact driver...I now need one...

Brian Hart : And it only took 17 minutes, amazing.

mojust777 : "a bit wd40" -sprays whole can

Eric Acton : Masterpiece. The patience and craftsmanship you put into this project, magic. We used these vices in our technical school in the Netherlands 50 years ago. Brings back nice memories.Thanks for this great video.

Robert Byrd : It's wonderful to see you restore the great-grandfather of your current vice! The Swiss certainly know how to build many excellent products!

drojim184 : You are seriously the man bro. Amazing awesome job. That's very impressive work. Its good to see someone still has the craft and skill.

Aldin : New favourite channel. No offence but thank you for not talking/commenting and for not having any silly music in the background... I find the videos so peaceful and relaxing to watch and you show everything perfectly with no need for talk. The occasional text on screen is enough. Keep it up!

Dan Alaniz : Amazing! What a great job. I'm sure you are very proud of the end product!

micksmixxx : Excellent work, sir. A VERY informative video. Thank you for sharing your skill and experience.

Martin Roberts : Hardly a DIY restoration! The layman would just buy a new one.

Stephen Fewson : Stunning!! G'day from Australia 🇦🇺

Saboc44 : This is better than any ASMR video on the internet. I finished the video completely relaxed.

Servaas van der Heijden : Very nice piece of craftsmanship. Well done and thank you for the nice video!

品川達矢 : I think this is very perfect working for old-machinery!

Gavin Richardson : Massively impressed with the attention to detail! but by hell! how many hours went into that?

ottoreality : Great work bro! 13M views says something about the appreciation for craftsmanship, tools that were made to last and straight ingenuity and skill! Best vid I've seen in awhile. 🔥🔥🔥

Ole J : Absolutely amazing. Great to see good craftsmanship and not just 'buy new stuff'

Unicorn Telecoms : Meditational dude. Epic.. thank you!

Florian Cegledi : "A bit WD-40" *continues do douse the entire thing in WD-40*

Roy Cadow : You are an incredible shop man, as well as a genius. I've learned so much, now I need to get a shop like you and learn to use those tools like you.

Dray Go : I Don't understand why there were a lot of dislikes. This was very Interesting to watch. Your skills are Excellent. Continue to ignore the haters. Keep on keeping on. :)