Impressive restorations of vintage Wilton bullet vises

Seeing this 1949 Wilton 9400 vise go from trash to treasure is a wonderful thing.

Chicago-based Wilton has a cult following among makers, who swear their vises are flawless in form and function. One reason is their sturdy swivel base option.

There are lots of great videos of people finding one at a garage sale or flea market and fixing it up. The one above is nice because there's no commentary or music. So relaxing!

Image: YouTube / Meine Mechaniker