Standard Vise

by: HMH | Item#: OF-903421-0000
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HMH Standard Vise
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HMH's Standard is the vise that started the revolution in precision machined rotary vises more than 30 years ago. Since then, HMH has updated it with an improved chassis/bearing system for better collet support, better rotation, and infinite head angle adjustment. All parts are precision machined using top quality stainless and tool steels and brass. The Standard's features include: infinite head angle adjustment, longest collet & tying platform for better tying, interchangeable jaws (comes with the Omni jaws accepting hook sizes 20 to 2/0), ultra smooth 360° rotary action, exclusive disc drag rotary tension adjustment; large, comfort grip locking cam lever; fast, one hand operation to clamp hooks or adjust hook wire size, double spring material clip, and a sculpted heavy iron pedestal base. Comes with neoprene vise pouch. Lifetime Guarantee.

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Great Vise 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Bella Vista, AR US

I have head this vise for a few months now. Great vise. I used a Spartan for about 10 years and switched to the Standard. I like the larger knobs on this one. I don't think I'll ever need another vise!

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Grips a Hook Like No Other Vise 5 out of 5 stars


I intended to review this vise after I had tied awhile on it. However, there are some features I wanted to share that I found worthy of a review now. I finally ordered the HMH Standard from J. Stocking during the recent sale after years and years of deliberation whether I really wanted it. Some 30 years ago, my mentor used exclusively an HMH and tied commercially. But I was more captivated by the rotary vises then. Later, I accumulated a number of different vises and I was satisfied with their performance. My travel vise has been the lightweight, original Renzetti Traveler, which I later upgraded the head with a cam operation. My bench vise has been either a Dyna-King Barracuda Junior, a Peak, or a Regal. What has always interested me in the HMH vise was the micro jaw, which ties down to #32 hooks. So, when I found myself tying flies in the #22 - #24 range, I ordered the HMH Standard and a micro jaw. Although it is a rotary, it's not an in-line rotary. But that really doesn't matter for many of the flies I tie. The rotary is smooth and allows a full inspection of the fly. What struck me as I began to use this vise was the overall quality. It's a simple design, but heavy in stock and precise in its engineering and workmanship. Moreover, adjustments are quite easy to manage. The written instructions are clear and easy to follow. HMH even has a helpful video on its website. Once an adjustment is made, it stays in place with no slippage, which should be a prime consideration for selecting a vise. The HMH grips a hook like grim death. Yes, the HMH is a keeper. And I have yet to use the micro jaw, which attracted me to this vise in the first place.

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Love HMH Vises 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Bella Vista, AR US

I tied on a HMH Spartan for 10 years. This last fall I decided to 'upgrade' to the HMH Standard. I considered several other high end vises but in the end, I can do everything that I need to with this one. The components are high quality, and it works like it should. HMH also has great customer service, With my Spartan, I lost the allen wrench that came with it. An easy phone call later and a new one arrived at no charge! I expect to be tying on the Standard for at least the next 10 years if not the rest of my life.

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Awesome Vise! 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Orlando Florida

This is one great vise! Well built, high quality, and dependable! Wish I had purchased one sooner!

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Great vise 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Adirondacks--- NY

I have had an HMH standard vise for about 12 years and have been very happy with it. I have never had any problems with this vise, it just keeps going. Recently purchased a second for my wife so we can tie together.

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