Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Rebel,we use the cheap ones as "donors" for custom applications,where we'll cut them up and reconfigure....tig'n back together.Or tig a half dz inline/spaced on a pce of bar stock.Cut and welded to a small pce of plate for a poor man's FF clamp.Holders on Tee track equip(slider TS).....etc,etc
We have a LOT of these,split about evenly between old vise grip brand and the newer Chinese vise grips and the HF donors.
The main issue with the cheapies is how BLOOMIN ROUGH the adj screw threads are.It's right up there with fingernails on a chalkbd as to it's effect.So take a little(or a lot) of time and wire wheel/clean up the male threads on the adjusters.Good luck with your project.
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.