Tucker...lee valley
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  Re: RE: Tucker...lee valley by paulJohnstoneJr (I am just curious.. ...)
(06-12-2019, 10:04 AM)paulJohnstoneJr Wrote: I am just curious.. why is this vise so expensive .. I am asking due to ignorance, not attacking the price.
What does it do that other vices can't do , which makes it so desirable?

It was basically a modern interpretation of a Emmett pattern makers vise.   Extremely versatile, adjustable, stable, etc.  Depending on the type of work you did, it could really add capability to your bench.


If I recall correctly, they sold in the $500-$600 range new from Lee Valley, which wasn't that far out of line with what a good condition, complete Emmett sold for.


$2500...  well, dunno.
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  Re: RE: Tucker...lee valley by FrankAtl ([quote='Scott W' pid...)
(06-12-2019, 10:59 AM)FrankAtl Wrote: Another vote from me for...HUH? Confused

The guy is delusional, but so long as he doesn't go postal, he's entitled to his delusion.  $1200 at best, but generally $1000 would be fair.
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  Re: Tucker...lee valley by Scott W (I wouldn't pay this ...)
Another crackhead hits the pipe!

From LV:

The Tucker Vise by Veritas®

Due to supply and production issues, the Tucker Vise is no longer available. We still have a limited supply of the Extra Plate/Stanchion Set.

The Tucker Vise is the best woodworking vise made in the world today. Seldom can such a statement be made, but it can be made of this vise and we have the awards to prove it.

The vise has 13" wide jaws that open 12" and have a 4" throat depth. It has double guide rods, a 1" main screw, and it weighs 50 lb. The most impressive feature is the full rotation and tilt capability – the vise rotates 360° and tilts from horizontal to vertical and can be locked at any combination of points in the two planes. The front jaw is normally locked in the parallel position, but can also be swivelled 10° either way and locked (or left free floating) to hold tapered work.

Another feature is the automatic opening. An adjustable-tension device opens the vise when the top-release bar or the foot pedal is pressed, leaving your hands free to position the workpiece(s). The jaws are fitted with non-marring leather liners. Four 6" round dogs (two in each jaw) hold work up to 13" wide or 15" in diameter. Double guide rods are mounted slightly higher than the screw to prevent work marring. The vise is suspended from a mounting plate that forms half of the tilt hinge. An extra mounting plate and stanchion set is available to mount the vise in a second location.

The main vise parts are cast and machined from ZA-12, an alloy as strong as cast iron, but less brittle, at only 80% of the weight. The castings have a lifetime guarantee against breakage. Other components are made of steel, brass, and aluminum. All parts (hinges, chain, spring, etc.) to build the foot pedal mechanism are included except the wood.

The tremendous capacity of the vise, the integral dogs, the rotation, tilt, swivel, the quick release and automatic opening features let you use this vise for many functions that would otherwise require special jigs and fixtures. It replaces many other specialized tools. Awarded a Design and Engineering award by Popular Mechanics in 1992, the Tucker vise is above all easy to use.

Made in Canada.

The Tucker Vise
05G09.01 $699.00 (not sure why they still have the price listed if they don't have any)

Extra Plate/Stanchion Set
05G09.02 $79.00


Just go with an Emmert vice. I saw one last summer in good shape for $350.00.
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  Re: Tucker...lee valley by Scott W (I wouldn't pay this ...)
Mercy. Well its still there. Hasn't moved to Ebay yet.
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  Re: Tucker...lee valley by Scott W (I wouldn't pay this ...)
can't you  buy a couple of decent quality emmerts for that?

Is there any significant improvement of the LV over the $300 Chinese vises?

I saw a really nice old Scandinavian style workbench with the face vice replaced with an Emmert for $1000. Not sure where it's located though
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  Re: RE: Tucker...lee valley by Stwood_ (Mercy. Well its stil...)
(06-12-2019, 07:21 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Mercy. Well its still there. Hasn't moved to Ebay yet.

At that price, it will be there until hell freezes over!!
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  Re: RE: Tucker...lee valley by Admiral ([quote='FrankAtl' pi...)
(06-12-2019, 12:46 PM)Admiral Wrote: The guy is delusional, but so long as he doesn't go postal, he's entitled to his delusion.  $1200 at best, but generally $1000 would be fair.
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