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    Hey Rdigid guys. Can you tell me how old this power vise is? I have owned it for about 8 yrs. now. It still works.
    Last edited by plumbertim1975; 02-23-2009, 10:48 PM.

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    Used the same one when I started my apprenticeship in 1975. It was old back then.

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    • #3
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      We used to have one also

      We called it the Turtle

      I believe it was post WWII

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by goob View Post
        Used the same one when I started my apprenticeship in 1975. It was old back then.
        Wow thats when I was born!

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        • #5
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          We called our a turtle as well. It seems I bought ours used in the early 70s. It was a real power house but after we got a couple of the 300s it was never used again. It seems after storing it for a decade without use I finally dropped it in the dumpster. (I didn't know Rick then)

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
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            rick probably has 5 of them
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            • #7
              Re: Old power vise

              From the design of the jaws I am gonna
              say mid 60s, but maybe as late as 1972.

              I too remember using one in the mid 70s
              and it looked to be about 15 years old then.
              "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
              John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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              • #8
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                that's a model #200 or was it a #400 i think 200

                i think the late 60's at best. i doubt it was around in the 70's.

                i bought my buddy steve a model 270 and his guys love it. it's a 700 on a tripod with a 300 chuck. portable and you use the hand dies on it.

                wish i kept it

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
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                  I believe it is a #400 Rick.
                  "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                  John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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                  • #10
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                    definietly not a 200, must be a 400 my 200 is leaner...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Old power vise

                      It is an old model 400. The newer model 400s had the speed chuck.

                      Mark
                      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                      • #12
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                        Is is a 400

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                        • #13
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                          Yes, it is a 400, as can be seen in the photo.
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                          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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