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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:33 pm 
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" I love my cast steel Woden."

Me too! Have a big red Woden engineers vice, with the release lever. Made some soft jaw plates for it some years ago from flattened out copper pipe. It's buried in the shed at the moment, I'll see if I can dig it out and take some pics.

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Mine has the release lever too. It's painted in battleship grey with red highlights, I suspect it was a military issue that my father "acquired" :lol:
I replaced my jaws with mild steel bar and let it overhang by different amounts on each side, makes it much more useful than standard flush jaws.


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Interesting thread here on vices with plenty of history
https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/evo ... 06895.html


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Al this talk of vices inspired me take a look at mine, I didn't really have a clue what it was without checking except that I was fairly sure it was a "Record".

It was: it's a Record 52, (not a 52 1/2 or a 52E or a 52 ED), a quick search has tuned up very little info, most of what I've found is about the 52 1/2. I'll keep digging, at least until I've maybe aged it.

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Hello Ajyay
Is that a P after the 52 if so it may stand for plain screw it is at least 1985 as it is in this catalogue
https://archive.org/stream/RecordMarple ... 9/mode/2up

1957 Woden catalogue here
https://archive.org/details/WodenToolsPriceList1957
https://archive.org/details/WodenToolsC ... eNo.571957


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Is that a P after the 52 if so it may stand for plain screw it is at least 1985 as it is in this catalogue


Pretty sure there's no P, and it's older than 1985, I've had it longer than that, (and it wasn't new when I got it).

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It sort of looks older. Fancier nut release lever (or whatever it's called), and the pieces on the end of the handle are more rounded than on the later ones I reckon.


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Yes Dave that domed head says its older


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