i picked up this vise at a fly shop to get my feet wet in fly tying ,did not went to spend to much at first. but now after using it it i think its not for me it wont hold a hook vertical, but it does hold the hook . Is this common on lower price vises 016.JPG 63.98KB 5 downloads 017.JPG 51.73KB 2 downloads
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New Vise ?
Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:34 AM
Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:37 AM
I don't know exactly what brand that is, but it's based on the old Thompson B with collet jaws. You should be able to rotate the collet slightly to get them vertical. If it is well made, it can be a good beginner vise.
Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:19 AM
thinking about grinding one side on the bottom of the shaft that goes though the square .do you think that would work
Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:21 AM
Take it back and get one that's made properly.
Even inexpensive equipment can be good for use. If it's not, don't accept it.
Take it back, and show them the pictures to prove your complaint.
Barbed hooks rule!
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:20 PM
I just ground down the threads a little on each side ,works now hold the hook straight . i would of brought it back but was almost 11/2 hour ride