Thanks for correcting me on this Rich. I haven't looked at a Norvise is 3 years and at that time there wasn't a friction screw. I even spoke to Norm about why he didn't have on on the vise some 10 years ago at a fly fishing show and he answered it was because no one was asking for it. I'm glad to hear that he has added it because as I said earlier, it is one of the best vices on the market. I'm still not going to retire my Barracuda to get one though.