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    Opening a slab using a shop vise

    Anyone tried this yet?

    I have made a couple of videos before opening slabs with a happen and a towel. Most of the time it was dangerous and messy with sharp pieces of plastic flying and falling all over the place. Kind of had me like this...
    Smash it with a hammer - YouTube

    Now, I have always wanted to try a cleaner and smoother method. So I researched many ways of doing it and found a way I wanted to try. This method required a towel, a shop vise and a small flat-head screw driver to open.


    So here is my first time opening up a slab using the shop vise. I must add that it was easy, clean and didn't take much to open.
    Please excuse how messy and old looking my work table looks. I have done lots and lots of work on that old table and I still use it to work on projects around the house, toy fixing and building stuff, not to mention lots of painting, hammering, wood cutting, tool fixing, sharpening etc....
    Opening A Coin Slab Using A Shop Vise - YouTube

    From that particular research I did, it says that this method works great for NGC and PCGS slabs as well.


    (PS. The editor box is not working correctly. It is not showing the editing icons or anything)
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    Man.... I guess this place really did die

    I want Jesh back.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigos_Place View Post
    Man.... I guess this place really did die

    I want Jesh back.....
    The spammers absolutely killed it.




    I still like the hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lehigh96 View Post
    The spammers absolutely killed it.




    I still like the hammer.
    What spammers, Paul. This place was very nice before. What happened. I couldn't come much because I was busy with my own projects but I remember when Jesh was here, it was nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigos_Place View Post
    What spammers, Paul. This place was very nice before. What happened. I couldn't come much because I was busy with my own projects but I remember when Jesh was here, it was nice.
    There was a time when 90% of all the posts on this forum were from Vietnamese spammers. They got moderated, but they were still very annoying.

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    I have always used a hammer and vice to break coin slabs. I have been a closet coin slab destroyer, but now come out and admit to the world that I too will free an under-graded coin from its slab. I feel the freedom of not hiding in secrecy anymore. Thank you for paving the way for people like us.

    I like your method of breaking the slab. I might use a chisel to part the slab sections rather than a screwdriver though. It looks like a very clean way to free a coin. But, it certainly doesn't seem as fun as busting plastic all over the place...

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    thanks for sharing

 

 

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