Jump to content


 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com


FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes
Photo

C-clamp or Pedastal


  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

Poll: How do you secure your vice to the table/desk ?

how do you secure your vice?

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 flytyinfreak

flytyinfreak

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 968 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:13 AM

I noticed Will got a new Apex vice and noticed it on a pedestal, I also heard the someone had a vice that comes with a 7 pound pedestal While i got a hand me down Renzetti with a C clamp which I just love! What are you guys using and please defend your position without demeaning or "dissing" anybody else, their vice, or their choice! This is not to cause any distress or arguing, it's just a question as I am thinking about a new vise and I was thinking about a pedestal for using it at shows.
Acts 4:19,20 :But Peter and John replied, "Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard."

#2 flytire

flytire

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 9,169 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:09 AM

depends

i use a c-clamp to hold my vise to my tying bench and i also use a pedestal with the same vise while tying away at a class etc.
Friday is my second favorite "f" word. Floccinaucinihilipilification is my first.

#3 utyer

utyer

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,105 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:25 AM

My Nor-vise is mounted to (through actually) my bench. When I travel with it, I have a portable base for it. My Dyna-King is mounted through the same hole as the Nor-Vise, and is mounted in a pedistal under the bench. The way I have my bench setuo on my desk, both vises end up a the same level. Maybe some pictures would help explain, I will post some later this week. It took me a while to get this setup just the way I want it, but I have always used pedistal mounted vises. I have only had three C clamp vises, and wasn't too happy with the clamps on any of them, don't have any of them any more.
"We have met the ememy, and he is us." Pogo by Walt Kelly

#4 Chase Creek

Chase Creek

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,616 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:45 AM

I use a clamp. I've tried a pedistal a couple of times, but like the c-clamp better. I really don't do much deer hair work, but I've got it in my mind that a clamp is sturdier for hauling down on the thread. With the types of flies that I normally tie(dry, nymph, soft-hackles), I guess it really wouldn't make much difference.

I do a lot of tying instruction with Boy Scouts, and have a few c-clamp mounted vises, I just have to make sure I have a table available with a lip the clamps will fit.
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and
beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise"
Aldo Leopold

#5 Voodoo

Voodoo

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 311 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:37 AM

pedistool keeps all my droppings on the table and not my lap and that keeps the wife happy
the fish wasnt too small, you just used a big rod!

I <3 000 rods

#6 ChuckingFluff

ChuckingFluff

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 871 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:50 AM

1) I'm always moving the vice around even if it's just a 1/2 inch to the right. When I used a c-clamp I couldn't adjust the vices position as easy.

2) Plus I don't always tie in the same spot and most of my tables in the house can't be used with the c-clamp.
><)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))(º >> ><))(º>

#7 bentflyrod

bentflyrod

    "BEST FREAKIN' RELATOR"

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,117 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:36 AM

I have a clamp on my bench. I do alot of deer hair and it does not move. Any where else I use a work station that RRSS made for me. It works for traveling or at the kitchen table.

BFR

IT'S SANTA SWAP SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#8 smallieFanatic

smallieFanatic

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,474 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:46 AM

Pedestal
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
~Archimedes

Darwinism seems to have become a politically protected sacred cow, and I've never seen a sacred cow I haven't wanted to roast - the fact that you are not supposed to criticize it is just too irresistible to me.
-Angus Menuge


Visit my blog, North Fly, and leave a comment if the mood takes you

#9 Horseshoes

Horseshoes

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,450 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:56 AM

I have a HMH on a pedestal and have yet to have anything give me a problem. My thread will break first. Has never moved.
 
When in Nova Scotia stop into JD's Bows & Guns

#10 Arkansas Mike

Arkansas Mike

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,257 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:00 PM

My HMH has a pedestal and my Regal has a c-clamp. I like
being able to move my vise a bit like ChuckingFluff said, if
only an inch to the right or left.


Mike

#11 kyflytyer

kyflytyer

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:22 PM

I have a Griffin Montana Mongoose, which comes with both a c-clamp and a pedestal, and a Dyna-King Barracuda with a pedestal. I prefer using a pedestal because it is more comfortable for me to tie further back on my desk than a c-clamp will allow. I like the fact that the Griffin has both bases, though, because I may find myself in a travel situation where I won't have a nice, flat place to set a pedestal but will have somewhere I can clamp a vise.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

#12 Kevan J. Evans

Kevan J. Evans

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 319 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:09 PM

just a chime in ------- I have had both, hell my first vice was a Hand vice from a company called Tackle tyers, it could just sit in your hand or be used as a clamp. Pedistol are my fav's for many reasons already given, but heres my chime. I like them for the classy look they bring, a clamp vice to ME [ ok guys] looks primitive, they have that bolt showing, I find it ugly-- hasn't the industiral revoluon happend? and that 7lbs. doesn't move at all. Don't sweet the peddy, pet the sweety!

#13 Kevan J. Evans

Kevan J. Evans

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 319 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (flytyinfreak @ Nov 6 2009, 02:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I noticed Will got a new Apex vice and noticed it on a pedestal, I also heard the someone had a vice that comes with a 7 pound pedestal While i got a hand me down Renzetti with a C clamp which I just love! What are you guys using and please defend your position without demeaning or "dissing" anybody else, their vice, or their choice! This is not to cause any distress or arguing, it's just a question as I am thinking about a new vise and I was thinking about a pedestal for using it at shows.

this is that tackle tyer's hand/clamp vicegot lucky to get this back some years ago my mom found it at the house and called so see if I wanted it

Attached Files



#14 flytyer5150

flytyer5150

    Beginner

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (Kevan J. Evans @ Nov 6 2009, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (flytyinfreak @ Nov 6 2009, 02:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I noticed Will got a new Apex vice and noticed it on a pedestal, I also heard the someone had a vice that comes with a 7 pound pedestal While i got a hand me down Renzetti with a C clamp which I just love! What are you guys using and please defend your position without demeaning or "dissing" anybody else, their vice, or their choice! This is not to cause any distress or arguing, it's just a question as I am thinking about a new vise and I was thinking about a pedestal for using it at shows.

this is that tackle tyer's hand/clamp vicegot lucky to get this back some years ago my mom found it at the house and called so see if I wanted it

It's.....

#15 Todder

Todder

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 143 posts

Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:17 PM

My problem with using a pedestal is that it always seems to high to tie comfortably. I position my vise to be level with my elbows. To do this I use a c-clamp with a vise extention that moves the vise off the edge of my tying bench.