Kurt Vise Restored
I have been coming across a lot of tools lately. If it says “made in the USA” I have found if was built good enough to warrant some type of restoration. The used D675 Kurt Vise is such an example. After buying it for $125, I derusted the parts with electrolysis, sprayed it with hammertite paint and ordered a rebuild kit for $20 from enco. It was missing the swivel base, so I got one from eBay for $100 with shipping. Finally, I needed the bolts for the base($30) and Kurt supplied them with free stickers. Here’s the result for a total of $275, I got the equivalent of a $780 new vise. You could go cheaper with a used one, but this one I know works inside and out.