Apex Adjustable Fly Tying Vise
Great USA Made vise
This is a truly great vice. Both the Apex and Atlas are made in their factory in southern Indiana. Every single part of the vise is made there. The quality is outstanding. I had a chance to tour their factory before I purchased my vise. The pride in the workmanship and finished product was very evident by the workers there. You will not go wrong with the Apex. I call it my fy tying vise on steroids.
December 16, 2014
apex rotary vise
This is my first rotary vise and I like that feature much better than my fixed vise.
I have tied several flies and streamers on my new rotary vise and it is still a little rough when cinching down the hook in the vise jaws. I'm hopeing it will smooth out before long. The adjustment screws are also a little rough when you try to adjust the friction on the rotary part.
Overall this is a pretty good tool, but for the money it could have been machined a little better.
January 24, 2013
Not what I would expect from a mid price range vise. The rotary mechanism is wobbly and slides in the housing a bit. The thumb screw that tightens down the rotation is harsh and is difficult to modulate. The cam that opens and closes the jaws is very rough. I've read that it smooths out after use, but I expect more from a very simple piece of machinery that comes at a relatively stiff price.
This is my first rotary after tying for years on a fixed vise. I've decided the offset jaws that allow the hook shaft to the axis of rotation is critical as well.
I sent this one back. I'm going to look at a Peak rotary, but i won't buy until I've had the chance to tie a few flies first.
June 7, 2011
works great, smooth, it's top notch. buy one. you'll be good to go.
May 24, 2011