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redabby 07-22-2012 12:19 PM

Peak vise
My understanding is that the peak rotary vise has no adjustment to align the head to remove wobble from the hook rotation. True, and does it make any practical difference {problem} in tying? Is it really the equal of vices costing $100 more.

Slint 07-22-2012 12:36 PM

I bought one a few years ago and don't love it. Jaws slip.

My two cents. Your milage may vary, but I find myself going back to my cheaper vice that holds better a lot of the time.


staggerlee41 07-22-2012 02:58 PM

I've had one for several years now and coming from what I had, it is a major improvement. I find that I need to make an adjustment on the jaws after tying to keep the tension where I need it in order to prevent the jaws from slipping. This seems to happen much more often when I am tying on larger hooks (6 and larger). I tie a lot of trout flies on it and it's not as noticeable then. For the price it has been a good choice, though for another $50 or so you could get a Renzetti Traveler which seems to be a perennial favorite.

If I'm reading your question right, the wobble of the jaws can be tightened via an Allen wrench on the bottom/underside of the jaws. In fact I just tightened mine the other day.

jessebergen 07-22-2012 03:24 PM

I've been tying on a peak rotary for around 5 years now. Everything from midges to pike flies and intruders, I have worked that vice hard. IMHO it's a vice that is worth every penny you pay for it, its served me well and I've got my money out of it, but I wouldn't say its the equal to a $250 vice. The jaws will slip if its not adjusted well, and the rotary isn't silky smooth, both features you will find improve for the extra money. It does have one of the best bases out there though.

DrBob 07-23-2012 04:23 PM

I have one. I tie a lot on it although they are mostly trout flies, large woolly buggers and the like. It works. I'm not going to say its the cream of the crop but I don't really have any issues with it. Seems to be worth the 150...

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