I have two Regals and I don't agree. Original jaws were fragil/brittle, easily broken. Life time guarantee got me a nasty letter alleging that it was all my fault. After explaining I wanted to tie midge size flies I was directed to buy midge jaws. I did, but rather than recieve jaws that could be swapped with "regular" jaws I recieved an C-clamp regal with midge vise attached. I soon found out the "midge" set-up was not in any way interchangeable with my original regal. Fly shop (Puger sound) said I had to deal directly with regal. That was more than five years ago and I have yet to hear fron regal engineers . I have a Price an thoughht I was upgrading when I bought Regal....Not the first mistake I've made.Duane J
When I first started tying flies a friend made a vise. He was a welder and machinist. Used it since 1974. Tied thousands of flies on it. It works very well, is a little slow and doesn't rotate but it works for me. I can tie as small as a size 20 and as large as a size 4 steelhead fly. It works for me and I'm too tight to spend money on a different vise.
I use a Peak and have both optional jaws (midge and saltwater). It is very sturdily made and usually works quite well. Sometimes it just won't hold a particular hook tightly, and often needs slight adjusting between flies even when tying on hooks from the same package .