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David Walker 1602/07/2022 19:23:37
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Hi

can anybody provide me with some information or point me in the right direction to find some info re this vice. it has multi layer of swivelling jaws that will conform to irregular shapes. Unfortunately the name has rubbed out. thanksvice.jpg

Brian Wood02/07/2022 19:44:02
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Hello David,

It's a Swedish made SEVO vice. I rescued one as a rusty wreck some time ago and wrote up the story in EIM.

Regards Brian

Clive Foster02/07/2022 23:06:54
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Agree with Brian, its definitely a SEVO.

Base casting on mine is a little different. The rear mounting slots come straight ot sideways rather than being at an angle.

Looks like you may be missing the locking screw actuating levers. Mine are about 3 1/2" on with short knurled sections at the end and screw into the heads of the lock screws. All quite cleverly arranged so they don't interfere with each other, probably!

Grabbed it about ten years back for £ not very much in decent workshop ready to use condition. Obviously a really useful device. Which I've yet to use.

Clive

Thor 🇳🇴03/07/2022 06:11:58
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Hi David,

I agree with Brian and Clive. You can find YouTube videos like this that you may find helpful:

Thor

David Walker 1603/07/2022 08:43:53
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Thanks guys most helpful. Looks like Ive got myself a useful addition to the shop.

Dave

Martin King 203/07/2022 09:08:10
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Hi David

We have had few of these over the years, they are pretty hard to come by and make very good money!

I have just got a different brand of vice that works on the same principle with rotating moving jaws; will post a pic when I have sorted it out, it is seized at this time.

Martin

Nice find!

Martin

John Doe 203/07/2022 12:18:07
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Here is a really fascinating vice:

https://youtu.be/QBeOgGt_oWU

Thor 🇳🇴03/07/2022 12:26:02
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Sorry David,

The wrong video appeared, don't know what happened, I hope I have more success with this:

Thor

Baz03/07/2022 14:36:04
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Got two of them identical to David’s, one all cleaned up and looking pretty and the other in as found condition. Never used them in anger for anything. If I ever buy a boat they may come in handy for an anchor.

Dave Halford03/07/2022 15:13:01
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Posted by Baz on 03/07/2022 14:36:04:

Got two of them identical to David’s, one all cleaned up and looking pretty and the other in as found condition. Never used them in anger for anything. If I ever buy a boat they may come in handy for an anchor.

£60 + a pop, a pricy boat anchor.

Baz03/07/2022 15:39:25
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Crikey I may have to have a re-think then.

Michael Gilligan03/07/2022 21:31:32
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Posted by Thor 🇳🇴 on 03/07/2022 12:26:02:

Sorry David,

The wrong video appeared, don't know what happened, I hope I have more success with this:

.

Wow … that thing is much bigger than I expected

… or has he got tiny little hands ?

MichaelG.

Clive Foster03/07/2022 22:03:24
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Michael

I think that is one of the bigger ones.

There are several different versions and sizes of these devices. From memory I'm fairly sure there are four different base designs and three, maybe four sizes.

Types 0, 1 and 2 certainly out there. I've seen a reference that type 2 is 5 1/2 inches , 140 mm jaw width. The common one seems to be 3 inches (nom), 70 mm, jaw width, allegedly size 0. I'd expect type 1 to be around 4 inches, 100 mm, jaw width. There may be a type 4 of 6 1/2 inches, 170 mm, jaw width but the data given was less than clear.

Opening always seems to be about 10 mm less than jaw width.

The bigger one(s) have four short mounting slots, one at each corner, pointing sideways.

The small ones have a single short slot at the front centre and either two long slots angled backwards from the middle(ish) giving a Y formation or two short sideways slots right at the rear.

Also a variant with the short sideways slots a little forward of the rear of the base. Only seen one picture with no size indication.

I got curious after finding mine and spent some quality Google time.

Clive

Michael Gilligan03/07/2022 22:36:10
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Thanks, Clive yes

I suppose it makes sense for them to be quite substantial but, oddly enough, I was thinking of something that would fit in the palm of my hand.

MichaelG.

Martin King 205/07/2022 10:18:48
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461 photos

Hi All,

Here is the NOVETTO 110 vice with rotating moveable jaws.

novetto 1.jpg

novetto 4.jpg

The scews by the handle lock each jaw in position.

Cheers, Martin

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