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    I had a closer look, and the Shars and Glacern vises do look to be the same ... except for the paint color on the Glacern, which is obviously superior



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    Default Re: Glacern vises and tool holders how good are they

    I have some vises on the way.



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    Default Re: Glacern vises and tool holders how good are they

    I got Glacern double vises today- 3 and 1 Shars, and they are identical. I paid more for the Glacern ones. Shars was sold out so the 1 was all I could get from them. The glacern has laser engraved logos on the ground jaws so those are probably not as flat as the Shars hard jaws. I would have bought all Shars but they only had 1 in stock. I got it for $300 cheaper than a unit from Glacern.


    I do like the black stickers on the glacern - I think the inset color is adhesive- I would buy a pink vise if it was the cheaper version of the same vise though. You could zebra stripe the things for $100 savings. haha.



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    Default Re: Glacern vises and tool holders how good are they

    Actually there was one majorly nice thing about Shars - their vise had 18mm T slot key interfaces on the bottom of the vise, and the Glacerns have some other size. Glacern provided 18mm keys, but one of our mill guys screwed one up so one of the 3 vises has ****ty T-slot keys. Our DNM 5700 mill is from Korea, so it used the 18mm T-slot keys. It's nice to be able to put a vise on a table and know it is relatively square because the keys are size, matching, and factory keys.



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    I bought the Glacern twin 4" when I bought my Mini Mill last year. I used it on there until the Orange vise arrived. The Glacern is a good vise. I have two older Shars on my Pulsar, and the Glacern will replace those. They are tired and are now to hi maintenance to get them to operate easily. The Glacern has a built in screw cover which is nice. It is not an Orange vise, but is a good quality vise with a few nice features.
    We also use a 5/8" indexable cutter in the Mini Mill from Glacern. Love that thing. Great quality.
    Most of our tool holders are Maritool. We use a few Dorian and a couple Technics. Even some cheaper Amazon holders. They are all good. When I need new ones, they will be from Maritool. The tools look a little nicer and the packaging and shipments are superior to the others. All of our pull studs are from Maritool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeWay View Post
    I bought the Glacern twin 4" when I bought my Mini Mill last year. I used it on there until the Orange vise arrived. The Glacern is a good vise. I have two older Shars on my Pulsar, and the Glacern will replace those. They are tired and are now to hi maintenance to get them to operate easily. The Glacern has a built in screw cover which is nice. It is not an Orange vise, but is a good quality vise with a few nice features.
    We also use a 5/8" indexable cutter in the Mini Mill from Glacern. Love that thing. Great quality.
    Most of our tool holders are Maritool. We use a few Dorian and a couple Technics. Even some cheaper Amazon holders. They are all good. When I need new ones, they will be from Maritool. The tools look a little nicer and the packaging and shipments are superior to the others. All of our pull studs are from Maritool.

    The Shars and Glacerns are identical, so it's simply a matter of how much you want to spend. They appear to be built in the same factory. Identical in all respects with exception of the american fractional Key slot in the bottom of the Glacern. Shars has a couple lines so it really depends on the line you're talking about, as to where quality is going to be.



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    They are not identical to my Shars vises. Mid grade. Both are twin vises. They are similar in size, but not the same. These Shars vises were ordered in 2012 or 13. These two Shars twin vises were $400.00 each or so. Maybe $380.00. No quick jaw mounts. No screw covers.
    The ones they have now look to be better vises and are $720.00. That one does have the screw covers. They do appear very similar to the Glacern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeWay View Post
    They are not identical to my Shars vises. Mid grade. Both are twin vises. They are similar in size, but not the same. These Shars vises were ordered in 2012 or 13. These two Shars twin vises were $400.00 each or so. Maybe $380.00. No quick jaw mounts. No screw covers.
    The ones they have now look to be better vises and are $720.00. That one does have the screw covers. They do appear very similar to the Glacern.
    The 6in double vise i have from shars and the glacern double I have are identical 3 guys on the floor all derived the strong impression they are from the same company, and we took them apart to get the stupid tension mechanism out so we could open both jaws without excessive screw manipulation so we looked at all the parts.

    Im not saying every model but the 6in doubles were identical. Glacern has another model that nearly costs twice as much as the shars double and it is probably a uniquely different model from the same vise manufacturing company.



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