Rusty Deadlocked Vise - Perfect Restoration

添加 2018年11月 7日
Broken Vise Restoration - Gressel Switzerland.

In this video i'm restoring a broken swiss vise.

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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.


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.

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  • wow!

  • Собственно такие вещи не требуют обновления , а просто смазку и протирать своевременно , ничего с ней не будет крепкий металл !!!

  • هل تستطيع ترميم ادوات عربيه

  • Very nice

  • Gooddd

  • Show me your face please

  • I love restoration videos but this is one of my favourites. That must be so unbelievably satisfying. Well done 👏

  • 7:25 Huh, never knew he had a beard

  • 13k dislikes? There's no way they aren't just being jerks. This was absolutely fantastic!

  • A true craftsman. So rare in these days and so wonderful to see. Quality is truly a dying art...thanks for keeping it alive!

  • Que lo eche en coca cola y listo pa

  • this is craftman's ASMR.

  • Cool!!

  • ofnsoocnwojnklpqnhissobs

  • What is the washer machine name?

    • Dirt Touch yes what is washer machine brand?

    • Your asking what is the name of a parts washer

  • ชอบมากครับ

  • Very good

  • Тиски стали просто бомба.😊😉

  • Do your subscribers often ask to buy these restored items from you?

  • perfect work!

  • try evaporust

  • I love Hammerlite paint. It just makes things look indestructible.

  • 11:27 The seagulls at the beach when they see me eating food

  • makes restoring old things look so relaxing!

  • why in the world would 13,000 people thumbs down this very cool video

  • You know those videos where people are whispering or making very soft sibilant sounds, for people who thrive on that to calm them down? That is what it is like to watch these. Enormous amounts of satisfaction in watching a rusted hulk be restored to--in my opinion--better than original. Because it has the additional patina of age, use, and service. Plus it is marvelous to watch the exquisite pairing of (somewhat exotic!) tools to the various restoration tasks. I am downloading memories for when I own my own machine shop...;-)

  • Aghh adhesive ?

  • Working on my Gressel now

  • Mas alguém brasileiro aqui comigo

  • Диванные эксперты, давайте скажем что не так сделал парень

  • 15:54 et

  • beautiful!

  • Is there a reason you do the oil instead of blueing? Curious why you chose that

  • As always, it's the audio that sells the whole thing! :D I'm kidding- sort of. You turn damaged and half-destroyed rusty junk into works of art. Always a pleasure to watch!

  • Makes me want to do something like that

  • impressive

  • This is satisfying to watch and totally relaxing. The cleaning, scrubbing, sandblasting (esp. that) and painting is an OCD's classical music

  • Why did he protected it with aluminum tape before sandblasting ?

  • So Nice Bro

  • Подскажите, какой краской наносили надписи?

  • Насечки с губок то куда дел? Изначально то были. В таких губках хрен что удержишь.

  • เยี่ยมมาก😮👍♥

  • Perfect ! thank you.

  • Много чрезмерной -переделочной работы ... Достаточно было - ВОСТАНОВЛЕНИЯ. ДО Уровня НОВОГО.

  • Very nice. Interesting and soothing at the same time.

  • 10:57 What he doesn't tell you is that he also made the toothpick...

  • Pues está padre el video, demostrando una restauración fregona, pero en mi caso hubiera comprado uno nuevo.. es demasiado trabajo además de que debes de contar con mucha herramienta para hacer y rehacer piezas... Creo que sale más caro el caldo que las albóndigas, como dice el dicho.

  • Just soak it in a bucket of diesel for a few days

  • Stunning work... and very relaxing and satisfying to watch! Thank you!

  • Bravo.

  • Greetings, I tip my hat to you 🎩

  • EXCELENTE!👏👏👏👏👏

  • Que trabalho maravilhoso, parabéns!

  • Ghc

  • За 20$ кусок металлолома? Хорошие же у тебя ,,друзья,, ... Весь ролик - фактически о кустарном изготовлении слесарных тисков ! Работа стоит гораздо дороже,чем купить новые тиски ! Хотя конечно,если на работе нечего делать,а зарплата всё равно идёт...

  • Чудисимо !

  • 副ってなんだよ。

  • :-O

  • waw superbe monsieur quel beau travail de professionnelle :p

  • Perfect, amazing, TOC

  • Nice job 👍

  • Good job bro 👍

  • awesome a worthy project

  • 👏 🙌

  • Never thought a vice could be sexy but....

  • Watching this is like a deep relaxing.Your skill and patience is astonishing. Love the tasteful choice of green! Great work

  • It appears you are a fairly young man, to have those skills now , I would think you have a great life in front of you with many fantastic accomplishments too come, good luck. The epitome of COOL.

  • impressive!

  • Nice work.

  • Good

  • Show!!!!!

  • hahahahahaha I don't know what you size for and you do a lot of relaxation, they really don't know anything about how to put the screw without scratching it or taying it and giving it a wire brush if they don't know anything about how to leave it as new. tell the secret and this is not known by the engineers or chemists this was told to me by an old man who is from the state of Chiguagua Mexico in the mountains is an indigenous person and this man taught me this and I was very surprised, check and learn the man asked for these Ingredients asked for natural pulque and nopales in small pieces does not make them have the thorns he asked for many liters full like a quarter of a bottle of those of oil of the great ones and there he put the pieces obviously they could do it in a bottle of those of paint or I suggest you tie the pieces with a wire so that you can see how the process is going, put everything in the liquid bone in the pulque and You cover the bucket with a bag and leave it there for at least a month each week, you will check the pieces, you will take them out and if they are not cleaned yet, you will leave them for a longer time and you will touch them a little with a stick, it does not make the pulque ferment and it smells ugly, you leave it there until the pieces look like new and the rust is gone and when it no longer has any rust you can rinse them with oil or white gasoline without having to do everything you did and All the pieces will fit perfectly without so many processes I thought they knew but I think not but well I already told you my secret I hope it has served you with something good I say goodbye and take care

  • jajajajajaja no se para que tallas y haces mucho relajo en verdad no saben nada de como poner el tornillo sin que lo rayes o lo estes tayando y que le pases es cepillo de alambre si que no saben nada de como dejarlo como nuevo haber les boy a decir el secreto y esto no lo sabe ni los ingenieros ni los quimicos esto me lo dijo un viejito que es del estado de chiguagua Mexico en la sierra es un indigena y este señor me enseño esto y me sorprebdi muchisimo chequen y aprendan el señor pidio estos ingredientes pidio pulque natural y nopales en pedasitos no le hace que tengan las espinas pidio muchos litros lleno como la cuarta parte de un bote de esos de petroleo de los grandes y ahi metio las piezas obiamente lo podrian hacer en un bote de esos de pintura o en una cubeta donde quepan las piesas que quitaste sin que los talles antes de que metas todo te sugiero que con un alambre amarres las piezas para que a si puedas ver como va el proceso meteras todo en el liquido osea en el pulque y lo tapas con una bolsa la cubeta y ahi lo dejas por lo menos un mes cada semana revisaras las piezas las sacaras y si todavia no se limpian las dejaras mas tiempo y le moberas un poco con un palo no le hace que se este fermentando el pulque y que huela feo lo dejas ahi asta que las piezas se vean como nuevas y que el oxido ya no este y ya cuando ya no tenga nada de oxido ya las puedes enguagar con petroleo o con gasolina blanca sin necesidad de hacer todo lo que hiciste y todas las piezas encajaran perfectamente sin tantos procesos yo pense que sabian pero creo que no pero bueno ya les dije mi secreto espero les aya servido de algo bueno me despido y cuidence

  • Beaucoup de travail, mais le resultat est magnifique, Bravo, quel belle chose que de redonner vie a tout ces objets

  • I'm cool

  • WD40 is not a penetrating oil. It’s a water displacement lube that’s all. There are way better lubes than that junk.

  • It felt good watching you. Craftsmanship at its finest. Thank you.

  • Never in my life did I think I'd be spending an evening watching the restoration of a vice.... and loving every bit of it. Awesome!. Only problem now is that it looks too nice to use

  • Craftmanship restored by Know How... is yet more craftsmanship. Tools enable creation, repair, endear and represent pure function, design integrity, and that's discipline, work-ethic, pride, and even moral fiber, exemplified. They are both the history and the future of a culture. What is not to love and embrace, in all that out of what is otherwise to the clueless, nothing more than, in this case, some hunks of metal of a given odd shapes... which are all working in flawless harmony, every part with a key purpose, and a certain genius and careful consideration of it in the design? These things are lost on those, today, who find cookie cutter, shoddily mass-produced knockoffs with poor dimensional tolerances and high failure rates in a blister pack from China a 'good choice.' This results in no respect and care for the tool, and no appreciation for the tasks to which they are put, and no true pride in the end result. You then, Sir, must be the John Gault of the Master Tool Crib. I was just a Jet Engine Mechanic, but some of my special tools cost the government thousands of dollars... and I now see they were not worth anywhere near as much as what you just recreated from 'old scrap.'

  • Is this dance 🙄🙄👌🖕🏽

  • Half a million dollars of modern tools and equipment in the shop, to refurbish an old vise? You can buy a brand new one for $50 at Harbor Freight (just kidding, don't get upset).

  • BEAUTIFUL job, and a well-made video! Why Hammerite instead of powder coating?

  • "This vice? Oh yes, it's my grandfather's... It still looks brand new!"

  • I have the same thing at home, actually i do have used it 4 days ago. No need to take this apart. It makes the job over 100+ years with some oil. I know looks pretty when you do all of things. If it works , then apply oil and that is. Mine is around 40+ years old.

  • Молодец. Супер

  • looks just right well done... as a point of interest no need for aluminium tape when sandblasting ordinary masking tape is adequate.try it

  • Que bueno que existen con la habilidad de reparar cosas y las dejan como nuevas! Por eso me gusta el programa: los restauradores!

  • Exelente trabajo! Se lo compro!

  • A 1st class restoration job on an old classic vice. Well done!! 😊👍👍🦘🇦🇺🦘

  • Je possède le même etaux depuis 1986 il fonctionne toujours parfaitement bien. C'est un très bon travail de restoration. Pour ma par, j'ai presque fabriqué un etau Bugatti modèle réduit échelle 1/3 car il n'y avait que les 2 mâchoires.

  • Два вопроса. 1 - где само крепление тисков к основе. 2 Почему в итоге поставлены новые ГЛАДКИЕ губки, если изначально были рифленые? Да и они должны быть рифленые!!!!

  • fantastic well done.

  • This is so beautifuly done and is a heartwarming video to watch. Thanks so much for your effort to restore the vice and to document it so well.

  • Excelente!!!.

  • Amazing to watch when I thought was going to be a lost cause.

  • Great job on a great old tool! Definitely worth restoring.

  • Incredible, it probably looks better than when it was new.

  • Молодец! Терпение и труд - всегда в цене-)

  • HCL acid soak will remove all the rust and free those parts and will not damage steel.

  • No se trata de un torno aqui la pieza mecanica se identifica como una prensa mecanica que se usa para disponer una pieza qualquiera que desee modificar o mismo recuperar o mismo restaurar...