Rotary vise

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  1. Tracker

    Tracker Active Member

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    Seeking recommendations for an entry level rotary vise in the mid price range. I'm giving my starter vise to a friend and moving up a bit. $150 or cheaper. I don't tie enough to justify a top of the line wallet buster.
     
  2. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    I've been using a Renzetti Traveler for almost 20 years; bulletproof, the last vise I'll ever need. I've seen them go for anywhere between $160-199.

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    Scott

    ps - if you can, visit a shop and test drive some vises; one man's meat and all that
     
  3. Tracker

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    Thank you Scott. Much appreciated.

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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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  5. Tracker

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    I use a Danvise and can't be happier. Excellent value AND performance.

    _SHig
     
  7. Jay C

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    I have a Peak vise, which I love. But have not tried any others. But at the Lynnwood fly show, there was more than one professional tier using a Peak. And they are right around $150.00.
     
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    I'll second the Danvise, it did everything I ever needed it to do.
     
  9. jwg

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    Danvise works well enough for the casual tier.
    I have one and have no complaints.
    Jay
     
  10. Rob Ast

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    I have a Peak I've been using for a while without complaints. I've had a Renzetti which I broke the jaw on after less than 1 week (since sold). I have an HMH spartan that is a great vise, but non rotary. You wont go wrong with HMH or peak. The HMH might have slightly better jaws, but you give up the true rotary function.
     
  11. Tracker

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    Thanks all for the input.

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    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

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  13. Michael v.d.Bogert

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    Mark a Danvise is imo the best way to go. Look also for the extension arm. It is a must to have for this vise. The standard arm is a bit too short.

    Mike
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    Thanks. Yes, I read about the arm issue and the need for the extension on my research for this particular vise.

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    Renzetti traveler is awesome and well worth the money.