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Quick release mechanism Spring for my vise?

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PeteCo

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Hi Folks and Happy New Year to you

I have a lovely old and heavy vise that I use a lot in my workshop

The quick release Spring has broken and I just can't find a replacement online
Does anyone know where I could source a replacement Spring for it in the UK or EU ?

It's a shame I can't use it just because of the Spring !

Thanks
Pete
 

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Thanks. Looks like a very different type of Spring to mine - but might work perhaps
Mine is a cylindrical Spring about 2" long , rather than a coil if you see what I mean
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For information do you have a maker and model Pete?
Due to my years of hoarding I have many vices knocking about including some busted one's , might be a spring on one of those.
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Hi.
From what I can make out its a Parkinson Model F No. 8 vice

Hard to see as the casting is so worn with use ! You can see the Spring in this picture

Hope that helps
Thanks
Pete
 

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Ah, a good old Parkinson.
Don't get your hopes up and I cannot get to see at the moment but I might have a busted one with spring?
Mind you, being a spiral there maybe a chance of getting something similar to adapt to your needs.
Take it with you and ask at somewhere like a lawnmower/horticultural engineers.
If not having something they are likely to know where :idea:
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Thanks - was it a reasonable price for a one-off?
 
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