I pressed a log into a vise, which resulted in the vise breaking (more precisely the "fix part", i.e the jaw which is on the side with the wriggle broke down.)
After some research, it seems to me that the only way of repairing it would be welding, which I do not want to do (I have neither the equipment nor the knowledge for that).
- Can a broken vise still be used for something else, or should I throw it away?
- Did I do something wrong, or was the vise bad quality? -- it was brand new, used only once before. (Or, in other words: are you able to break a good quality vise, just by the force of your hands, if you tighten it too much?)
- If it was my fault (i.e. even quality vises are breakabe): how do you know until which point it is safe to tighten a vise?
- If it was bad quality: what to look out for, when buying the new vise?