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Vintage FABREX 424 Vice | Kevin Rye.net - Main

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Vintage FABREX 424 Vice

Check out what vintage goodie my Dad unearthed in the garage. He had no need for it, so he gave it to me.

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It’s a FABREX 424 vice made in England.

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I tried to dig up some info on the internet about it. I didn’t find much. I did find a few specimens on eBay. It seems that the going rate is about $10 bucks. I guess it’s not exactly a collector’s item. As far as I can tell, it’s from the ’60s - ’70s. The vice measures 3" across and open to about 2 1/2 inches.

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It’s definitely seen better days, but if I need to put the squeeze on something, I’m sure it’ll do just fine.