Rusty Deadlocked Vise - Perfect Restoration

  • Published on Nov 7, 2018
  • 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.
    Subscribe for more of my content. I'm uploading videos about mechanical stuff, as new creations and buildings and also restorations.
    Thank you for watching :-)

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Comments • 27 244

  • my mechanics
    my mechanics  3 months ago +472

    Gressel still makes the same vice today and many more. If you use the code "mymechanics" you get 10% off. They deliver world wide. If you're located not in switzerland, order with e-mail and mention the code

    • Jennie Hughes
      Jennie Hughes Day ago

      The right tools and elbow grease mixed with dedication can fix anything.

    • signalorangers2k
      signalorangers2k 2 days ago

      Lovely restoration mate!

    • Caio Tofano
      Caio Tofano 5 days ago

      @Victor Cristian Cristea that's also means free in portuguese

    • Andrew Delashaw
      Andrew Delashaw 5 days ago

      @Shadow soul60 yes it is. Watch project farm video. Not the absolute best, but still penetrates. I've heard it all now. "WD40 isn't a lubricant," is the funniest one. (Yes, I've seen several people say that.) Water is a lubricant. Anything that reduces friction is a lubricant.

  • charro negro
    charro negro 8 minutes ago

    Great Job regards from cdmx México.

  • 反抗军威廉
    反抗军威廉 45 minutes ago



    Ай Какой молодец.так крапотливо красиво отремонтировал.другой бы выкинул.молодец.

  • Joel Contreras
    Joel Contreras 2 hours ago

    I want a sandblaster now. Thanks a lot. 👍

  • ام الوليد
    ام الوليد 2 hours ago

    جميل جدا
    ما اسم المواد المستعملة للتنظيف

  • mook
    mook 4 hours ago


  • Акаши Сейджуро

    Инфоцыгане-блогеры курят в сторонке)) 18 лямов просмотра за честный труд)

  • Mustafa Uysal
    Mustafa Uysal 5 hours ago

    The real asmr

  • Димитрий В.
    Димитрий В. 5 hours ago

    Пипец вот гемор, я бы пескоструем и восстаноаителем от ржавчины обработал и смазал старый.

  • Петр Хайков
    Петр Хайков 6 hours ago

    А сейчас положи их под подушку ...

  • 이은규
    이은규 9 hours ago

    woe.... great.. very great....

  • Jim Ronchetto
    Jim Ronchetto 9 hours ago

    That was a beautiful restoration. Every detail was addressed with superb talent. This was the second time I watched it. I wish I had your talent and a Gressel vise! :-)

  • Святой Георгий

    Лучше оригинала! Золотые руки! Удачи!

  • Kim Bk
    Kim Bk 10 hours ago


  • otyanomizueki
    otyanomizueki 11 hours ago

    Now ,you can use the beautiful vice for another couple of decades.

  • Syed Yasir Ali
    Syed Yasir Ali 11 hours ago

    Beautiful work (Y)
    I think rough Jaws are the beauty of this machine :-)



  • Jeanette Ansell
    Jeanette Ansell 12 hours ago

    Fantastic job! I watched with awe. My father's trade was engineering mechanic and he ended up being a printer's engineer. I have memories of watching him with fascination as he worked at his home workbench when I was little so I have always had great interest and appreciation for mechanical skill and restoration work.
    I stumbled on your channel today and was so glad I did. In another life I'd be a mechanic.
    Thank you for your wonderfully produced video. Blessings from NZ.

  • Moto Bike
    Moto Bike 13 hours ago

    Life goals!

  • Сардор Дониёров

    Молодец:-) 👍👍👍👍

  • Nashwan Abbouch
    Nashwan Abbouch 17 hours ago

    My babies blaming you cüz you don't use cloves

  • mehmet yılmaz
    mehmet yılmaz 18 hours ago

    İş yok galiba uğraşıyo kendi çapında.

  • JON Gergeceff
    JON Gergeceff 18 hours ago

    Beautiful job

  • الوطن العربي

    Professional 🌹

  • Bünyamin Pamukçu
    Bünyamin Pamukçu 19 hours ago

    Perfect 👍👍

  • Adrian Alejandro
    Adrian Alejandro 19 hours ago


  • MandRakeHD
    MandRakeHD 19 hours ago

    Pure ASMR ;)

  • Suyash Meshram
    Suyash Meshram 19 hours ago +1

    I like your content
    but try to make short video brother

  • mostafa aboezzo
    mostafa aboezzo 19 hours ago

    Very nice

  • benito tommassi
    benito tommassi 19 hours ago

    Why do i like these videos?

  • frankenstin horror
    frankenstin horror 19 hours ago

    But not everyone has the tools and material though what you did was beautiful and tough.

  • Vitamin xxx
    Vitamin xxx 19 hours ago

    Новый тиски проста чуть ржавшины


    Excelente good Job

  • MAZDA B2500
    MAZDA B2500 21 hour ago

    Молодой парень, а руки золотые, дотошный такой к мелочам👍 Как я понял ты русский, но живёшь за бугром?

  • Manoj Soni
    Manoj Soni 22 hours ago

    Jist one word 'Genius'

  • scottdetter
    scottdetter 23 hours ago

    What’s the old saying? Patients is a Virtue!

  • Music Store
    Music Store 23 hours ago

    Gerçekten emek isteyen bir iş hobi amaçla yapılabilir. Diğer türlü zaman kaybı. Yedek parçalar alınıp yapılabilir

  • tammy finch
    tammy finch Day ago

    You are amazing!

  • Ciclope DiBastogne


  • Фарида Кожакулова

    Молодец мастер на все руки

  • Вадим Александрович

    Шикарная работа !

  • Abdulkerim Zeyrek

    Eski olmasına rağmen çok kaliteli.

  • Cristal Hsin Yee Kua

    Threputic. Thanks. Appreciate the silence and the great restoration works.

  • Ермак 32
    Ермак 32 Day ago


  • Sait Sabbanov
    Sait Sabbanov Day ago


  • Айдар Хамидуллин

    Немое кино))) но мне понравилось, лайк.

  • Levent SALT
    Levent SALT Day ago

    Another perfect restoration.
    I also learned that there is a tool called impact driver. Next step is to buy one.
    By the way they say acetone and ATF mixture is very good at un-seizing stuck components, better than WD40. May be you give it a try some day.

  • Raúl Martinez
    Raúl Martinez Day ago

    Sin lugar a duda, es el trabajo de restauración de un profesional. El cambio es sorprendente y la forma de trabajarlo con las herramientas que se pueden ver tienen que dar un resultado como el que se aprecia en el video. Mi enhorabuena por un trabajo tan bien hecho..

    • Ganimedes
      Ganimedes Day ago

      Es que todos los que sacan restauraciones de este tipo en videos de RU-clip no son aficionados sino profesionales con gran experiencia. Si no de qué van a tener a su disposición tornos industriales y herramientas que no está al alcance de cualquiera. Este señor es un profesional que tiene un taller y se dedica a ello. No es bricolaje casero. El mérito es relativo

  • Ten Khong
    Ten Khong Day ago

    Very good 👍

  • อวยชัย สารพันธ์


  • Hani Ghanem
    Hani Ghanem Day ago


    TÚ TRẦN Day ago

    Xam vay

  • YI이충호
    YI이충호 Day ago

    일반 사람은 복원하기가 힘들겠습니다.
    선반도 있어야 하고
    여러 공구들 그리고 녹제거용 모래분사 기계등등
    완전히 웬만한 소기업 공작실 수준입니다.
    헌것에서 새것으로 탈바꿈.
    속이 다 시원하게 멋있음요!

  • MD
    MD Day ago

    Muy cuidadoso. Quedó perfecta

  • MD
    MD Day ago

    Muy cuidadoso. Quedó perfecta

  • 우민화
    우민화 Day ago

    Use laser cleanner

  • Batch Patch
    Batch Patch Day ago

    Пажилой ACMR

  • Phillip Santos
    Phillip Santos Day ago

    Você e um artista não um restaurador. Muito talento parabéns.

  • Aaron King
    Aaron King Day ago

    Great job again

  • Fatih Temizer
    Fatih Temizer Day ago

    I can't believe that he bought something new instead of making it from the scratch. Impossible!!!

  • Ej Sultan
    Ej Sultan Day ago

    Amazing job man ! I salute you.

  • russel 888
    russel 888 Day ago


  • Ferro Magnetar
    Ferro Magnetar Day ago

    I love how you cut up a few pieces and actually constructed a useful spreader tool.

  • Supreme Global so2

    Блять подумал что это оружие п90

  • Jihad Salha
    Jihad Salha Day ago +1

    Ohh thank you dude! Can't be real

  • Carlos Daaboul
    Carlos Daaboul Day ago

    Thank u

  • gabrielofpark
    gabrielofpark Day ago +1

    That was a piece of artwork, well done I really enjoyed this.

  • H. A
    H. A Day ago

    You did all that great job with NO gloves, thats not good, you know!!!

  • Fenrir
    Fenrir Day ago

    Beautiful work. I have a question though, why didn't you soak the parts in any rust removal liquids before sandblasting

  • Ibrahim K
    Ibrahim K Day ago


  • Cartagena mi música salsa Bella

    Video bueno, certificado por Mister Critica

  • rdormer
    rdormer Day ago

    Yo dawg, I heard you like vises, so we put a vise in your vise so you can open up your vise!

  • зсу зеля
    зсу зеля Day ago

    Скажите пескоструйный аппарат у вас самоделка или заводской??

  • Фарид Мустафин

    просто слов нет

  • Wade Hendryx
    Wade Hendryx Day ago

    Your pretty smart. Quite amazing on what you come up with to help your self along with a project. Very talented. Love Your Channel.

  • Север D
    Север D Day ago

    Ну ты от скромности не умрёшь😆

    • Север D
      Север D Day ago

      А так, здорово всё! Успехов в дальнейшем👍

  • SoUtH MeMpHiS
    SoUtH MeMpHiS Day ago +9

    It'd be nice if old relationships worked that way🤔

  • TheMatrixcube
    TheMatrixcube Day ago

    Enjoyed watching that !
    Nice job 👌👌

  • Фаиль Камалтдинов


  • albert yamadaev
    albert yamadaev Day ago

    Молодец ,золотые руки у тебя, ставлю класс 👍👍👍

  • lapalapa5
    lapalapa5 Day ago +2

    С таким оборудованием танк можно сделать, а не ржавые тиски шлифовать

    • GGG BBB
      GGG BBB 6 hours ago

      Правильно говоришь

  • computer tricks
    computer tricks Day ago

    Good working

  • UEDER Martelinho de ouro MARTELINHO

    Parabéns meu amigo excelente trabalho

  • Doom Racing
    Doom Racing 2 days ago

    Impressive! Like the touch of painting the letters. Are these items for others? Lol I guess I should say you restore items as your job, or hobby?

  • Евгений Лыков

    всё хорошо но шпаклевать тиса это уже слишком а так лайк.

  • permikin permikin
    permikin permikin 2 days ago

    Kanon, bra jobb

  • Василий
    Василий 2 days ago

    И стоит заморачиваться из за тисков каких то,новые легче купить не дорого!

    • Василий
      Василий Day ago

      @Саид Махов Болт полировать😂😂😂

    • Саид Махов
      Саид Махов 2 days ago +1

      Мне когда делать нечего я тоже что нибудь востанавливаю от скуки а начяльник считает что я бережливый работник. Могу весь день болт полировать 😂 но занят всю смену.

  • Mid Nite
    Mid Nite 2 days ago

    The end result is absolutely amazing !!!

  • شموخ رجل
    شموخ رجل 2 days ago

    I've done a good job 👍👍

  • Начальник Чукотки

    Very professional. Сool.

  • Павел Вабищевич


  • J.O.R channel
    J.O.R channel 2 days ago

    Alate kumplit ya bisa bagus...kalo ga bagus lah....semangat

  • BReid
    BReid 2 days ago

    What model lathe do you have? Would you do a shop tour please?

  • Chris Cherm
    Chris Cherm 2 days ago

    Yes that's how you polish a turd!!!...get'em son

  • Евгений Макаренко

    Very, very good! But, you can remove rusty with electrolysis, much easier and faster that sandblasting.

  • danieljacobson74
    danieljacobson74 2 days ago +1

    Why did you go through all that trouble. Electrolysis would have been easier.

  • Jean-Xavier Bardant
    Jean-Xavier Bardant 2 days ago

    I love the sound track. Just perfect.