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Reviewer: A viewer from Davis, IL US
With so many reviews already written, You do not need my comments on the operation of this vise. It probably may not outperform some of the $3-500 engineering masterpieces in all applications. I give it 4 stars for functionality and another star for economy. There are two things that the other reviews do not mention.
First, with little or no work the vise can easily be reconfigured for four custom applications. The standard configuration works for day to day tying and is convertable to left hand mode. The Midge configuration gives the tyer a standard 45 degree angle non-rotary jaw with access all around the hook. The extension arm configuration provides the room needed for flies with long wings or tails. The "Clouser" configuration provides a parallel jaw if one does a lot of Clousers. While other vises require shaft extensions that cost $50 or more, the Danvise requires drilling just one hole in the coulet.
Second, ever since getting the vise, I have recieved excellent service and advice from Al and Gretchen Beatty the national distributors. They are easily contacted by eMail. The Danvise has stood the test of time.
Reviewer: A viewer from Oak Hill, WV US
This is the first and, so far, the only vise I've owned or used. Overall it does very well for me. I tie smaller size 18 trout flies up to size 1 bass flies and it holds all sizes of hooks securely.
It comes with a DVD to show you how to use it, but unless you're a beginner there isn't really any use in watching it.
I've thought about upgrading to a nicer vise but can't justify the reasoning or the price as this vice has always performed very well for me. I would recommend this for beginners and more seasoned tiers alike.
This is the Vise
Reviewer: A viewer from Auburn, GA US
This is the best vise I have ever owned.I have been tying for about 8 years and tied on several different types of vises and for the money you will never find one that performs as well.I would recommend it to the beginner or an advanced tyer,if my first one ever wears out I will replace it with another one just like it. Catch ya later
Reviewer: A viewer from Calgary, AB CA
After reading lots about the Danvise, I decided to order one as a backup. It was exactly as I expected given the reading I had done. It is lightweight, but don't let that tell you that it can't be a great vise. If it were stolen, I would order another without even thinking. Thanks JS!
Danvise light on pocket not on features
Reviewer: A viewer from ARMIDALE, NSW AU
Bought a Danvise ... don't understand peoples attitudes towards modern materials.
This is a great tool, easy to set up and very easy to use...as long as you follow the instruction DVD.
It holds very large hooks and very small also.
Such a sturdy piece of equipment, more people should buy one.