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Dawn 100mm SG Offset Bench Vice Super Grade 60189 Review


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Dawn's top of the line vices are their SG - super grade - line. Today I am reviewing their 100mm SG offset vice, part number 60189. This one I found used and rusty, so there's a minor restoration involved.

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

After disassembling the vice we can see the unusual shape of the slide:

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

The jaws are held on with bolts that have a 13mm head:

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

Machining marks (?) beneath the jaws:

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

Back of the jaws:

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

The marks on the back of the jaws clean off, leaving nice flat jaws. They're a bit rusty:

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

After a dip in some Evapo-rust (found on eBay UK, eBay AU, eBay US) they cleared up nicely - it does look a bit like the jaws were painted the same colour as the vice:

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

The old nut was stripped out - old on right, new on left:

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

The nut part number that fits this particular vice is 65072:

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

Here is a review and restoration of a Dawn offset SG - super grade - ductile iron bench vice, which is an Australian made tool.

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