Lee Valley has a vise of similar size and quality for $169. plus shipping. I don't expect the Record vise will have much collector value, and while it may be better than the ones made now, I'm not sure how much better. I have a Record 52E on my bench that I bought when I heard Record was about to go out of business. I saved it for 10 years or so, waiting for a bench to put it on. I do like it, but I wouldn't spend a lot of extra money for the Record brand. I just don't think most of us really tax a bench vise enough for durability to be an issue anyway.
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