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Killer Price on a Great Vise!!!
Reviewer: A viewer from Space Coast, FL US
I've had the vise now for about a month and absolutely love it! I tie mostly saltwater patterns using #4-1/0 hooks and this fella has a great pair of jaws that holds the hook tight and never budges! I highly recommend this vise to tiers on a budget or just starting out. It may not be a true rotary vise but I have found myself enjoying the fact that I don't have to remove the hook and flip the hook when tying patterns like a clouser, just spin the vise and your tying again!.....all in all it's one hell of a deal!!!!
Reviewer: A viewer from Richland, WA US
I purchased this vise 6 years ago to ty better flies it has become my goto vise for any size fly I wish to ty, I have not had one problem with this excellent piece of equipment, this guy is extremely easy to use, loading a hook into the vise is so simple and it is a rotary, if you are tying muddlers this feature is really handy, I would have purchased a Regal but this vise saved me around $210 I really appreciate that,it left me with extra bucks to buy fly tying material and build a fly rod,when I purchased this vise I did not think it would last very long to my suprise it has, this vise is an absolute best buy and the quality is beyond reproach.
Good Vise, GREAT BUY
Reviewer: A viewer from Akron, OH US
After reading other reviews I decided to take a risk and buy this vise. The price fit my budget. It's a good copy of a more expenseive vise($150.00). So far I've used it to tie trout and steelhead flies in size #14, and #16. It held the hooks just fine. One dislike is the angle adjustment. Too bad they couldn't used a lever or a knob to tighten the screw. They did supply an allen wrench to do the job. Don't forget to buy a material spring. I would buy this vise again if needed.
Not built to last!
Reviewer: A viewer from Orr, MN US
The spring design of this vise is a great copy but the materials used in construction are not built to last. The internal clamping spring snapped on mine within the first month. Also, the jaws are made of soft steel so mine became pitted from larger streamer hooks and would not hold smaller #14/16 hooks. I consider this tool a disposable travel vise. It's certainly not built for extended use.
good vise for my son
Reviewer: A viewer from New Cumberland, PA US
I purchased this vise for my ten year old son who is just getting very interested in tying. I started him out on my HMH, but had a few worries about bent vise jaws, and I remember what I did to my first vise at his age...
Out of the box the vise head would not stay positioned no matter how tight the screw was torqued with the supplied allen wrench. In fact the screw was incredibly tight in the collar to begin with. The collar was too long, and would not let the nut/screw pinch the vise head onto the stem tight enough. Rather than mess with sending it back I just removed the part and filed several thousandths off so the screw could tighten properly. Problem fixed. We have tied quite a few flies so far and my son likes the vise. The jaws are a bit out of alignment but it holds hooks very securely (medium range hooks, from 10 to 2 is what we've used). The paint is flaking off the spring handle right out of the box. It is a $35 vise, not a $350 vise, and it is worth the $35 if you are willing to make a few tweaks and live with some minor issues. It is a $35 copy of a Regal, so don't expect it to be the same quality as a Regal. My son loves the fact that he does not need to goof around with jaw tension adjustment. I would not expect it to perform well with either very small hooks or very large hooks. For "average" trout, bass, and panfish tying though, it seems to work fine.