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#1 flytire

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 06:36 AM

....its official

 

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be one of the first 100 to call on friday and reserve one

 

https://us12.campaig...e&id=8c608546fc


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#2 Lesg

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:27 AM

Hmmmm, for almost $700 U.S. plus border taxes I could buy enough tying material  to last the rest of my life. I think I'll keep tying on my cheap vise 

. It is a nice looking tool though, for vise junkies with fat wallets.Lol

 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:46 AM

yup

 

its not for everybody but the vise junkies out there will have to have one

 

no arm twisting to buy it


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#4 Bruce Derington

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:14 AM

I have been known as an all round fly tying junkie, and have owned the spartan and the standard. Both were passed on to up- and- coming tiers.
Jaws of these take on a law's appearance. Ummm
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#5 heavynets

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

I already have one.  I can rip off a Law vise too.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:33 PM

Mine is on order, it should be here by the end of next week. There are two versions, the Spartan being less than $500, not bad when a LAW sells used for $3500-$4000.
Heavynets, yours might be a decent copy, but it doesnt have the adjustment of the HMH

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

While I'm intrigued by the LAW-like jaws, cannot say that anything else impresses me about this vise.  Is this the third or the fourth LAW knock-off to hit the market? 

 

Think I will wait for the next clone and see what they come up with.



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:06 PM

I just wanted to post real quick about the new TRV from HMH. Even though I'm a bit biased, because I work for HMH, I've had a chance to tie on the TRV and I really enjoy it. The jaws hold hooks extremely well and the largest hook I was able to place in the jaws was a 2/0 thick saltwater hook. The smallest hook I have around here is an 18 and it held it with ease.

The large brass handle might be underestimated if you have not used it. To me, it is great to be able to place my hand on the handle to rotate the vise instead of trying to take two fingers to rotate it with a smaller knob. Having said that, there is a hole drilled in the end and HMH is working on a smaller knob that will thread into it and allow you to use a different handle for rotating.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:27 PM

I just wanted to post real quick about the new TRV from HMH. Even though I'm a bit biased, because I work for HMH, I've had a chance to tie on the TRV and I really enjoy it. The jaws hold hooks extremely well and the largest hook I was able to place in the jaws was a 2/0 thick saltwater hook. The smallest hook I have around here is an 18 and it held it with ease.

The large brass handle might be underestimated if you have not used it. To me, it is great to be able to place my hand on the handle to rotate the vise instead of trying to take two fingers to rotate it with a smaller knob. Having said that, there is a hole drilled in the end and HMH is working on a smaller knob that will thread into it and allow you to use a different handle for rotating.

 

Great, maybe you can answer a few questions...

 

1. What size is the pedestal?  Is it the same dimensions as the cast iron and brass bases used for spartan and standard vises?

2. Is there an option for a c-clamp version?

3. Does the joint in front of the chassis, the one that allows for "true" rotary, have any additional feature to prevent slippage?

4. Whereas the LAW jaw assembly was machined then followed with extensive hand filing, the HMH jaw assembly appears to be cast or (less likely) forged, is that true?  HMH states it being tool steel;  is any treatment applied to the jaw assembly or is it left natural?



#10 AK Skim

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

....its official

 

PI5H12O.jpg

 

be one of the first 100 to call on friday and reserve one

 

https://us12.campaig...e&id=8c608546fc

Been waiting...

Thanks



#11 novabass

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:36 PM

 

I just wanted to post real quick about the new TRV from HMH. Even though I'm a bit biased, because I work for HMH, I've had a chance to tie on the TRV and I really enjoy it. The jaws hold hooks extremely well and the largest hook I was able to place in the jaws was a 2/0 thick saltwater hook. The smallest hook I have around here is an 18 and it held it with ease.

The large brass handle might be underestimated if you have not used it. To me, it is great to be able to place my hand on the handle to rotate the vise instead of trying to take two fingers to rotate it with a smaller knob. Having said that, there is a hole drilled in the end and HMH is working on a smaller knob that will thread into it and allow you to use a different handle for rotating.

 

Great, maybe you can answer a few questions...

 

1. What size is the pedestal?  Is it the same dimensions as the cast iron and brass bases used for spartan and standard vises?

2. Is there an option for a c-clamp version?

3. Does the joint in front of the chassis, the one that allows for "true" rotary, have any additional feature to prevent slippage?

4. Whereas the LAW jaw assembly was machined then followed with extensive hand filing, the HMH jaw assembly appears to be cast or (less likely) forged, is that true?  HMH states it being tool steel;  is any treatment applied to the jaw assembly or is it left natural?

 

 

1. Approximately, yes.

2. Yes, that will be available.

3. Yes, it has a set screw like the others from HMH.

4. I'll ask the owner about this and get back with you.


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#12 flytire

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:04 PM

novabass

 

when will it be available in shops?


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#13 novabass

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:19 PM

novabass

 

when will it be available in shops?

 

I'm not sure on an exact date, but they are working on it.


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#14 cphubert

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:12 PM

novabass

Is the vise adaptable for left hand use? or are they going to offer a left hand model?



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:05 PM

My TRV arrived today and Im like it a lot. The LAW style jaws appear to be made of cast tool steel and hold the hook very firmly. So far Ive tried it with a size 18 Trout hook and a size 5/0 salmon iron. The larger sizes can be held by one of the two vertical grooves in one of the Jaws. .in both cases the hook was held very securely.
Rotation is obtained by the large palm wheel. The friction of which is adjustable so you can elect to spin the work or rotate it and hold it in any position.

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