Vises. No, not smoking, drinking, and cussing. Work holding vises. I have a ton of vises ranging from wood working vises to pin vises. Their value cannot be overlooked interms of accuracy and safety.

What we have here is a Shars 5 inch mill vise. I bought it to replace my 4 inch no name cheapie vise. Yes it’s made in China but it’s the best 5 inch vise I could find. I was ready and willing to plop down the money for a 6 inch Kurt made in the USA vise until I found out that the beast weighs 80 pounds! Since I find myself taking the milling vise on and off the mill table quite often, I’d rather lift 50 pounds than 80.