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    Wilton Woodworking Vise

    I have an old Wilton W-9-63 vise that I am just about to begin restoring not sure of the age. I believe I am missing the back plate where the 2 rods and screw go through. I believe the screw needs a cotter pin to keep in place. I reached out to Wilton to see if they have a diagram or sell parts. Does anyone have this vise and could post a picture? I am no machinist, so if I had to make a replacement could it be made out of wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Lisowski View Post
    Does anyone have this vise and could post a picture?
    Do a search on Ebay with your model number. Will turn up some good pictures.

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    I looked at eBay and there was 1 model of the vise I had, of the 4 pictures in that listing it didn't show the detail I was looking for.

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    David, thank you for posting these photos! Very helpful. So my vise is definitely missing that back plate. I'm thinking a piece of hardwood might make a suitable replacement.

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    Brian, I suspect you can use any handy material for that particular component. It's not structural; rather it's mostly for alignment as the far end of the screw and rods gets farther from the actual support piece in the middle.
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    Jim
    That's what I figured the more I look at it. I have started the restoration and hopefully it doesn't take to long and I don't mess it up. It was extremely rusty but have managed to get the vise to open about 2". Keep pumping full of penetrating oil. Then will give a good soak in Evaporust.

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    Totally worthy of the effort, Bryan. That's going to be a great vice for your shop.
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    The placement of the holes in that back piece need to be fairly precise to prevent binding as the vise reaches the full open position. A thin piece of metal would give you the full open capacity, where a ticker piece of material such as wood would reduce the full capacity by some amount.
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    If you post the dimensions of the plate needed you might find that someone can make it for you. It's just a plate with three holes, right?

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    I don't know the dimensions since I don't have the plate. I'm just going to use wood. If it only helps with potential binding, no need to over think it.

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    w-9-63

    IMG_4312.jpgIMG_4307.jpgJust started re-hab on mine that has been stored in my garage for the last 30 years.
    plate: 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 5 3/4
    pin: 1" long split pin
    Last edited by gordon todd; 04-23-2020 at 7:53 PM.

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    Thanks Gordon.

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    Yes, just a plate with three holes. The two bottom corners are radiused.
    Does anyone know what the paint color is? Looks a lot like Delta Tool gray.

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    The plate on mine is slightly bowed. I think that's from usage, not design. Probably could be thicker. maybe 3/16. The hole diameters are slightly larger than the rods but allow free movement.

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