Terra Rotary Vise
Best vise I've ever had.
I've been tying for 37 years, and have been using this vise for 12 of those years. Just purchased my second one. I have seen this vise advertised as a beginner vise, but the problem is that it gets into the hands of beginners who get frustrated with it. Fingertip control of the locking and rotating mechanism is easy to master. I've seen this vise many times on u-tube in the hands of well known tiers. This is a great vise.
February 24, 2015
30 seconds and its good
clamps down well on a variety of hook sizes. the rotary part was terrible until i grabbed a bit of lube and greased up the contact points of the nut and the rotary housing, and the point where the rotary housing connects to the nut on the right of it. After using it without the lube, if you loosen these two nuts, you will see the points of contact, just grease those up a little and the rotary works great! good price for it too
December 28, 2013
Decent first vice for beginner
I bought this based on price and the amount of flies I tie. I don't tie a lot, and $100 was a little high for the amount that I tie.
If you get this, take it apart and lube the rotary mechanism. I put a number 111 o-ring between the rotary knob and tension nut to keep consistent pressure on the rotary. Once lubing everything and making sure every was aligned and tightened, it worked great.
The jaws hold well and after adding a spring clamp on the main shaft to support the bobbin holder, (that way it swings full 360 with out having to adjust the height), it works very well.
The c-clamp is solid and grips well. It looks wide enough to clamp to a park bench or picnic table as well.
I would recommend this to another beginner tier, but I can see moving up in vises sooner than later.
December 14, 2014
I have owned this vise for a number of years and really like it. my first rotating unit, this vise has really heldup under alot of abuse and still functions as well as the first day I purchased it..
April 3, 2011