Price Vise

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  1. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    Does anyone know anything about the Price Vise? I've been trying to dig up info about how long this particular vise was on the market, original cost, etc, and haven't been finding much. There seems to be a bit of a cult following of fans though.
     
  2. Mel King

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    I don't know much about the newer ones but tied on one for 15 yrs and loved it. Its at least 30+ and still works great. I retired it when i moved to pnw and BIG flies.
     
  3. Eric Price

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    The Price Vise was designed in 1976 the original retail price was $59.95, Let me know if you need anymore Info. Eric Price
     
  4. Aho

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    Hi, Eric. My first vise was a Darbee that I purchased from Harry in Roscoe, NY way back when. My pal Ken still has the thing, my gift to him after he had his school custodian weld the head to the stem, thereby resolving the issue of the grub screw constantly coming loose, and also inexorably altering the temper of the jaw. Over the ensuing years, I've owned every American-made vise except the Price, then last year lucked into two on fleaBay. I'd very much like to continue a private discussion with you about the Price Vise, but would now inquire about a small anomally I noted in my pair o' Prices: the chassis--which in more than a passing glance resembles a Leopold, Redfield, or Weaver 'scope-ring--on one vise has considerably larger lugs than the other. What's with that, and which one is the earlier of the two? Meantime, I was always in awe of the Price's C-clamp. Bruce and Norm both tried to improve upon it, but theirs were only banjo acts. Thanks, eh.
     
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    Hi Eric,

    I sent you a pm regarding your vise but have not heard from you. I wanted to know if you had or knew anyone that might have one for sale. It must be in excellent condition. I looked at the one currently being manufactured by N&N machine but would prefer an original. Thanks for your help.

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    Harry
     
  6. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    I purchased mine in the late seventies from Stewarts Fly shop in Portland. I met Mr Price at an open house there. I belive he was from Bend, Or.
    It is my travel vise. Over the last month it has become what I use to tie tube flies with. I will never part with it.
     
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    Eric,
    What a small world! I stumbled across this post from you and could not believe it! How are you?
    Mark Smith
     
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    I tie on a Price. I love it and will not part with it.

    Leland.
     
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    Anyone got a pic they could share?

    :)
     
  10. Pete Langevin

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    I tried to find a pic on line with no luck. I remember there
    used to be online info
     
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    Here's my Price Vise. I love it but yet I don't know a damn thing about it. I love the clamp and jaws.
    View attachment 46049
    Leland.
     
  12. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Here is mine doing a little tube work.
     
  13. Smalma

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    Bought my price when they first came out. 35 years later it is still in use.

    Tight lines
    Curt
     
  14. rockthief

    rockthief Fly fishing = food for my soul

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    three years ago at the Albany Fly Tying Expo there was a company selling the Price Vise. I almost bought one. If you could get a list of vendors from the Expo you could probably get y our vise. THe name of the company did not have "vise" in it as I recall. It was metal fabrication or soome such name. I grabbeds some paperwork but have no idea what I did with it
     
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    rockthief Fly fishing = food for my soul

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