Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Nov 14, 2005.
Hey, don't want flame wars here, just looking at different rotary vises.
Thanks for checking out the AuSable 'retrofit' for me. It's a nifty accessory and I wish it were available for more vises.
I couldn't agree with you more about Norm Norlander - he's a prince!
Renzetti does market a good product, no doubt about it. It's just that their 'style' of doing business doesn't appeal to me personally.
If you ever have the itch to give the NorVise (with the tapered-offset jawset) another test drive, drop me an e-mail or PM.
I wouldn't have expressed my opinion had I not read the article first and known who the authors were - and that's what my post is, just an opinion. Irregardless of who penned the article/review I still maintain my stance on the matter.
No matter what your choice of vise is, I'm certain you're gonna love the ease and freedom of tying with a rotary.
No flame wars intended Daryle.
A couple of the guys made some really valid points. If there is a fly shop near you, ask them to let you test drive a couple of vises in your price range. That's how I selected the Renzetti Traveler as my primary vise. It fit my budget and tying style (hand placement, etc.) better than the others I tried in the shop. That being said, my wife VEE ties on a Nor-Vise and loves it because it suits her tying style. I have difficulty tying on that vise, but she can crank out some beautiful flies on it with ease.
Halcyon also offers some good advice. Check out the article he suggested, pick your price point and take a serious look at those vises.
I have never tied on a Dan-Vise but have several friends who have them and swear by them.
Renzetti, expensive but worth it. Jim.
Ok, one more question. Narrowed the list down. Do they all have a rotary action with a 1:1 ratio? It seems when I view the video of the nor-vise in action you can multiply it a bit.
My wife's Nor-Vise is 1:1, but you can spin that puppy really fast, unlike my Renzetti. I do like using VEE's Nor-Vise to make dubbing brushes, takes about a second to spin one up.