It operates as exactly as it did the day it was made; jaws are still perfectly square to each other, the cross hatching on the face of both the static and dynamic jaws shows that this little vise has seen very little hard use over its life; certainly not enough to damage any of that delicate cross hatching even the slightest bit. Jaws are 1 3/4" wide and will open up to around 2 1/2" before the bolt drops loose. The swivel base works perfectly and the rear jaw pivots to nearly any angle you could want once you pull the pin from it.Just an altogether great little vise. I'm beginning to sell off some of my vises, and I've got some huge ones that I absolutely love, but this is the one I hate to see go the most, because it's so hard to come across another one like it.
These little guys are getting more and more rare, especially the smaller ones with added functions. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.The item "Prentiss 1 3/4 Jewelers Vise Vintage Vice Watchmaker Antique Swivel Base & Jaw" is in sale since Tuesday, February 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Vises, Clamps".
The seller is "mhc0005" and is located in Valley, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.