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#1 GPflyboy

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:10 AM

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 visesAttached File  016.JPG   63.98KB   5 downloadsAttached File  017.JPG   51.73KB   2 downloads



#2 Powershooter

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:34 AM

May just be an adjustment issue , show us a side view pick please .
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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. 



#4 GPflyboy

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

Here's a side viewAttached File  019.JPG   97.49KB   1 downloads ,and a look on the inside as you can see the square is crocked that's why it won't go verticalAttached File  023.JPG   101.55KB   1 downloadsAttached File  025.JPG   88.64KB   1 downloads

thinking about grinding one side on the bottom of the shaft that goes though the square .do you think that would work

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#5 mikechell

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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.


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#6 GPflyboy

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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



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

well there ya go

 

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