They open to 8 1/4 and close tight. Also has pop up bench dog. The lever on the front controls whether or not the threads on the shaft are engaged.
Simply push the lever towards the shaft, push or pull the front jaw to the desired opening and release the lever. You can then use the front handle to fine tune the tightness of the jaws.
It has been cleaned, works great, and is ready to use. Please check out all the pictures and ask any questions. The item "OLDER RECORD 52D QUICK RELEASE WOODWORKING BENCH VISE MADE IN ENGLAND NICE" is in sale since Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Vises, Clamps". The seller is "jjgg999" and is located in Holden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.