what clamp is the best

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by notcatchingfish, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. notcatchingfish New Member

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    hey everyone,

    I'm new to fly tying, i brought a beginners kits off a friend. it came with an clamp. it's a cheap clamp and i'm looking to buy a new one does anyone have any suggestions on company's that i should take a look at. i don't need a 450 dollars clamp i'm still a beginner.

    thank you for the help
  2. jimmyjoe Member

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    A clamp or a vise? The vise holds the hook, the clamp holds the vise.
  3. notcatchingfish New Member

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    vise, and clamp. i'm looking for one that has an base to it
  4. jimmyjoe Member

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    Depends on your budget. Everyone has their favorite. Spend less than 100 on an Danvise, don't know if Danvise has a base, close to 300 for a Nor-vise. google flytying vises, check out article by Hans Wellerman. lots of articles to choose. Griffin has decent vices, according to some, at low prices compared to others.
  5. notcatchingfish New Member

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    thanks jimmyjoe that help alot
  6. Eric-WD Member

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    a good basic vise is a Griffin 1a or 2 A if you want rotary try the Danvise, you will have to buy the base separately


    Eric
  7. stratocaster Member

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    I bought a Griffin Montana Pro II kit to get me started. Vise and basic tools for $128 plus shipping. Very happy with it so far, just gotta find more time to enjoy it.

    www.griffinenterprisesinc.com/vises.html
  8. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    The Danvise is pretty sweet, for a cheaper vise. Mine has a clamp base and I don't recall if there was a version w/ a pedestal base or not. Decent full rotary vise, although I want to save up for a Norvise and probably sell the Danvise that I have.
  9. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Here you go:

    http://www.mwflytying.com/tools/danica_vises.html
  10. Big E Moderator

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    For a cheap vice I would get a Renzetti Traveler
  11. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    The Danvise takes an odd diameter pedestal should you want one. I found one for my danvise on ebay for about 25 bucks. The clamp on the danvise held my vise to the desk very well.
  12. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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