Thank you for the responses guys. Like others have said, I haven’t had too many issues with shanks in my vise...every once in awhile I’ll have a frustrating mishap but mostly due to my own laziness. I thought the concept was kind of cool and thought about giving it a shot. Not sure I want to throw $50 away though lol.
I have one and use it all the time. Works just fine. I would suggest pulling it apart when you get it and adding some lube to the inner threads so it holds tight and releases smooth. The only drawback is in order to get a good hold you will lose about 5-10 mm of your shank.
I have one and it works as intended, you do still have to insert a far amount of the shank to insure enough bite as mentioned above. I use mine on my bargain bin cabela's vice with out any issues. If it's worth 50$.... I don't know especially if you have vice that already does a decent job at holding shanks.
So I was hangin with a buddy the other day and he does something I thought was cool and could be pertinent to this convo.
He uses a HMH tube fly adapter. He just takes the needle out and mounts the shank straight to that. Really great hold and doesn't sacrifice too much of your shank. Still would cost a bit but a great tool for sure. And it does double duty if you tie tubes.
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